The Green Bay Packers recorded their first shutout win since September 2018 on Sunday with a 17-0 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
Aaron Rodgers was making his return from COVID, hadn’t trained with the team all week and was only activated less than 24 hours before game time.
On the other side, Russell Wilson was making his much-hyped return since injuring a finger in the week 5 loss to the LA Rams. The former Super Bowl MVP failed to impress in snowy conditions at Lambeau Field.
Green Bay lead 3-0 at half-time and the lead could have been greater but for some controversial refereeing calls. In the end, the deserved winners came through 17-0 after a big night from running back AJ Dillon.
The result leaves the Packers as the #1 team in the NFL with a 8-2 record, with quarterback Rodgers in a 7-game winning streak since the opening week loss to the New Orleans Saints.
At 3-6 Pete Carroll’s side are actually only one win behind the current number 7 seed in the playoff race, and with a remaining schedule that they could easily finish the season on 8, 9 or even 10 wins.
What does Green Bay Packers 17-0 Seattle Seahawks do for the Super Bowl odds? Surprisingly they are still only fifth favourites with a price of 17/2.
The Buffalo Bills are 6/1 favourites, closely followed by defending champions Tampa Bay at 13/2. The LA Rams are 7/1 as they look to bounce back from their humiliation by the Tennessee Titans on Monday Night Football this week. And the Kansas City Chiefs are down to 8/1 after they thrashed the Las Vegas Raiders to go top of the AFC West.