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Packers vs. Seahawks: Performances to watch

Sack statistics stand out


SEATTLE – The Packers and Seahawks meet for the sixth time in the last five years, with the home team having won every game, so far.

Here's what's worthy of attention:

1. Spreading them out: The Packers are tied for the league lead with 31 sacks through nine games, but no one on the team has more than five, a top number shared by Kenny Clark and Kyler Fackrell. With Dean Lowry, Montravius Adams and Raven Greene getting their first sacks of the season last Sunday (first of their careers for the latter two), the Packers now have 15 players with at least one sack on the year. One more would be a team record.

2. One-two punch: Meanwhile the Seahawks have compiled a respectable 23 sacks on the year the more traditional way, with a clear standout duo. Frank Clark has eight sacks coming off the edge, while Jarran Reed has added five from the interior.

3. Top of the list: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has the highest career passer rating in NFL history at 103.5. Second on the list? Seahawks QB Russell Wilson at 99.7.

4. Run the numbers: Led by RB Aaron Jones, the Packers lead the league in yards per carry at 5.2, while the Seahawks are 29th in the league in yards per rush allowed at 5.0. On the flip side, Seattle possesses the top ground game with 152 yards per contest, while Green Bay ranks 22nd in rushing yards allowed at 120.9. The running games will factor heavily in the outcome.

5. On the verge: Not getting at least five wins before Thanksgiving makes any team's path to the playoffs more challenging. These two teams are both looking to reach that same number.