Aug 17, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) celebrates a play by Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane (92) against the Denver Broncos during the second quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks vs. Packers: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Time and Predictions

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Week 3 of the NFL preseason kicks off when the Seattle Seahawks travel to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers in what should be a preview of an eventual playoff matchup as both Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers look to take their teams deep into the postseason once again.

Week 3 is when teams play their starters the most, so this is going to be a game to watch. Here is a full breakdown.

 

Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay

When:  August 23, 2013,  8:00 PM ET

Watch: Local

Live Stream: NFL Preseason Live

 

Seahawks Player to Watch: Doug Baldwin

Jul 27, 2013; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) receives a pass during the 3rd day of training camp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Now would be the time for Seattle to find a serious contributor at the wide receiver position with Percy Harvin out for an extended amount of time.

Doug Baldwin is a good name to watch, as he’s disappointed so far but has the skills to turn things around. Last week he only had one reception on two targets, but he figures to have a legit shot at seeing playing time in the regular season if he can step it up here.

 

Packers Player to Watch: Eddie Lacy

Aug 17, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) gains 15 yards against the St. Louis Rams in the first quarter at Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Rookie Eddie Lacy made his much anticipated debut last week and rumbled for 40 yards on eight carries. As the man expected to shoulder most of the load for the Packers this season, his health and power were a good sign.

Lacy needs more game experience, so expect him to see plenty of playing time against Seattle if he is healthy. As it stands he is fending off the other backs on the roster, but one bad performance could create some doubt for a rookie.

 

Matchup to Watch: Packers Protection vs. Seahawks Pass Rush

Aug 17, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) completes a pass to Packers tight end Jermichael Finley (88) against the St. Louis Rams during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle has a stellar pass rush thanks to names like Cliff Avril and Bruce Irvin, which will put to test a Packers offensive line reeling from injuries.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has to stay upright if the Packers are going to make a serious run again in 2013, so now would be a good time for the coaching staff to gauge whether or not the chemistry of the line is going to hold up. If it can’t, Green Bay is going to be in for a long season.

 

Prediction

Aug 17, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) on the sidelines during the 2nd half against the Denver Broncos at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

It is hard to bet against Aaron Rodgers, but the Seahawks have a pair of corners that can do some serious damage to any quarterback. It will be a close one until the starters come out, and from there the Seahawks are the deeper team in most areas. Barring a surprise, Seattle should come out with a win.

Seahawks 27, Packers 17

 

 

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