Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/11/14
Cardinals and Cowboys and Packers, Oh My!

At first glimpse at the Seahawks schedule, the opening game against the Cardinals was thought to be a cake walk and the next two match-ups were going to be real tests.

Three weeks in, the Cardinals are 3-0 (defeating impressive opponents such as the Patriots and Eagles) and the Seahawks are 1-1 coming off of a trouncing of the Cowboys in week two.

This Monday night Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers come to Century Link field for an NFC match-up that has surprisingly high stakes for an early season game.

A Seahawks victory would put Seattle at 2-1, tied for second in the NFC West with the San Francisco 49ers who proved Sunday they are in fact human. A victory for the Packers would put them at 2-1 as well, a start at burying the doubts of the fans who are not sold on Green Bay’s chances at a title in the 2012-2013 season.

If Seattle can continue their dominance of Monday Night Football games (Seattle is 17-8 all-time and hasn’t lost a MNF game since 2004), they will prove to the nation they are a formidable opponent in the NFC West, and the NFL in general.

Hide the Belt

Green Bay has Mr. Discount Double-Check himself at the helm of their offense, making the Seattle secondary an obvious focus if the Seahawks want a victory Monday night.

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