NFL Picks: Preseason Week 3 Seahawks vs Packers

The anticipation is building as the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers draw the curtains on their NFL preseason schedules this coming Saturday. Reflecting on their recent performances, the Seahawks showcased their mettle with victories over the Vikings and the Cowboys.

Conversely, the Packers initiated their preseason with a triumphant 36-19 victory against the Bengals, only to taste defeat against the Patriots in a close 21-17 encounter. When these two titans last locked horns in 2021, it was Green Bay that emerged unscathed with a 17-0 win.


  • Spread: Seahawks +3 (-110), Packers -3 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Seahawks +131, Packers -161
  • Total: Seahawks O 39.5 (-110), Packers U 39.5 (-110)

Love for Green Bay

Green Bay PackersStationed at their home turf for this preseason finale, Green Bay’s football journey has been noteworthy. Starting with an away game against the Bengals, they showcased their strength with a definitive win. However, the Patriots managed to edge them out in the subsequent matchup.

One name that has consistently echoed in the Packers’ camp this preseason is Jordan Love, the prodigy poised to be the week one starter. While the team’s receiving arsenal may not be their most formidable aspect, the expectations from rookie Jayden Reed are sky-high. Reed, the promising second-round pick, has already showcased his potential with 39 yards in his preseason appearances. Adding to the narrative, WRs Dontayvion Wicks and Bo Melton’s participation remains clouded due to injuries, while Grant DuBose has managed to rake in 27 receiving yards across the preseason games.

With key players like Jaire Alexander, and De’Vonre Campbell facing injury concerns, and backup cornerback Eric Stokes designated on the PUP list, the Packers defense enters the season with some uncertainties. Recapping their last season, the Packers exhibited a balanced performance, averaging 21.8 points on both offense and defense.

Jordan Love has been a beacon of hope, delivering under immense scrutiny. His preseason stats resonate with promise, recording 130 yards from 12 completions out of 18 attempts. Coach Matt LaFleur’s game plan will see Love get significant time in the concluding preseason match. Rookie QB Sean Clifford, the Penn State prodigy, has also drawn accolades, amassing a whopping 345 passing yards. Alex McGough, the third-string QB, still waits for his shot in the limelight.

In the rushing department, the formidable duo of Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon stands tall. Together, they accumulated nearly 1900 yards in the previous season. Patrick Taylor, another promising talent, has managed 31 rushing yards this preseason.

Seahawks Aspire for a Flawless Preseason Record

NFL Team Seattle SeahawksSeattle, after a disheartening 0-3 preseason record last year, is on the cusp of reversing that with a potential 3-0 this time. Their victories against the Vikings and the Cowboys are a testament to their newfound vigor.

Geno Smith, Seattle’s primary quarterback, will sit out the upcoming game, passing the baton to Drew Lock. Lock, once Denver’s promising starter, brings with him an experience encapsulating 4740 passing yards and a 25:20 TD-to-INT ratio. His ongoing knee concern, however, will be a subplot to watch. Holten Ahlers, the undrafted rookie from East Carolina, might see extended game time. His college statistics, including 3708 passing yards and a remarkable 28:5 TD-to-INT ratio, make him an exciting prospect.

The Seahawks’ rush attack boasts of talents like Kenneth Walker, who breached the 1000-yard mark last season. Recent NFL recruit Zach Charbonnet has also shown glimpses of brilliance. DeeJay Dallas, another name in the mix, however, has had limited success this preseason.

On the receiving front, the Seahawks won’t risk their star duo of Lockett and Metcalf. Jake Bobo, the rookie, has been a revelation, amassing 98 receiving yards this preseason. Injury concerns plague Dee Eskridge and Cody Thompson, casting doubts over their participation.

Seattle’s last season showcased an offense that averaged 24 points, positioning them 10th, while their defense lagged, conceding an average of 24 points.


With the Seahawks venturing out of their home comfort for this game and Coach Pete Carroll likely to prioritize player safety, the dynamics favor the Packers. Matt LaFleur’s intent to play Jordan Love adds an interesting dimension. The Packers have also seen remarkable performances from their backup QB, Sean Clifford. Given their staunch defensive showings in the preseason, Green Bay looks poised to have an edge in this encounter and cover their -3 spread easily in NFL Odds.