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Green Bay (4-4-1) at Seattle (4-5), 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon. Cheese, beer and Bratwurst meet Grunge, Salmon and Starbucks as Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers travel to Seattle to face off against Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks at Century Link Field. While the Packers are coming off a huge win at home against Miami at Lambeua Field last Sunday, the Seahawks look to bounce back from their loss to their NFC West rivals the Los Angeles Rams.

Green Bay got back on the winning track at Lambeau Field Sunday afternoon, taking care of Miami 31-12. Rodgers and the Packers led 14-9 at the half, then floored the gas in the second half, outpacing the Dolphins 17-3 in the final 30 minutes of play. Green Bay out-rushed Miami 195-131 with Packers RB Aaron Jones leading all rushers with 145 yards and a pair of TDs (Miami was paced by Frank Gore, who ran for 90 yards), while Rodgers threw for 199 yards with a pair of TDs and no interceptions, despite being sacked twice (Brock Osweiler led Miami with 213 yards of passing with six sacks and an interception). Green Bay went 4 for 10 on third down tries in the land of beer, cheese and Bratwurst (they were 1 of 2 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 27:57, while Miami ruled the clock and held on to the ball for 32:03, while going 4 for 14 on third down, 3 of 4 on fourth down.

Seattle went to Los Angeles for a rematch with the Rams at the Coliseum and the Rams would make the sweep of the series a reality in sunny California, coming up on the short end of a 36-31 NFC West loss on the road. The Seahawks led 14-7 at the end of the first quarter, then watched the Rams chip away at the lead and trailed 17-14 at the intermission. Seattle would then make things close and would pull themselves to within five with 1:56 left in regulation when TE Mike Davis and Wilson connected on a 3-yard TD toss. The Seahawks would eventually get the ball back after the Rams went three and out and took the ball on their 35-yard line. Seattle advanced to as close as Los Angeles’ 35-yard after the two teams got offsetting penalties and could not dent the end zone after three Wilson passes fell incomplete.

Sunday’s contest had a pair of running backs breach the 100-yard barrier; Seattle’s Rashaad Penny ran for 108 yards, while Rams RB Todd Gurley III led everyone with 120 yards (both men had a rushing TD in the contest) as the Seahawks out-rushed the Rams 273-149. Rams QB Jared Goff threw for 318 yards and a pair of TDs, while Wilson threw for 176 yards and three TDs (Wilson was sacked four times, Goff was sacked twice, neither man threw an interception). Seattle went 2 of 9 on third down and 0 of 1 fourth down, while keeping the ball for 30:37, while the Rams kept the ball for 29:23, going 5 for 10 on third down tries.

The Packers lead the series 11-7, they’ve outscored the Seahawks 462-360 and have won the last three meetings, including taking a 17-9 win at Lambeau Field last year (Seattle’s last win over the Packers came in the Pacific Northwest in 2014 by a final of 36-16).

They met at Lambeau in week one and Green Bay erased a 3-0 halftime deficit (the teams played a scoreless first quarter) and took a 7-3 lead with 10:33 left in the third when RB Ty Montgomery scored from a yard away after the Packers got a turnover deep in Seattle territory. After Blair Walsh kicked his second field goal of the day later in the third, Rodgers and Jordy Nelson connected on a 32-yard TD toss with 17 seconds left in the quarter. Walsh and Mason Crosby would exchange field goals in the fourth quarter to round out the scoring in the season opener.

While Seattle out-rushed Green Bay 90-84, Montgomery led all rushers with 54 yards, while Rodgers burned Seattle with 311 yards (Wilson threw for 158 yards in the contest; Wilson was sacked three times with no interceptions, while Rodgers was sacked four times with an interception). Green Bay went 9 for 16 on third down at Lambeau and kept the ball for 39:13, while the Seahawks kept the pigskin for 20:47, while going 3 for 12 on third down (neither team had a fourth down try).

In the season opener, while neither club covered the 51 over/under, Green Bay did manage to cover the 3-point spread with the 8-point win in the land of beer, cheese and Bratwurst. Seattle in the week 11 opener is favored by 2 1/2 and the over/under’s 49. Seattle’s struggled in their last two games, while Green Bay’s trying to get their NFC North ducks in a row. The Seahawks would love nothing more than revenge against the Packers, while Green Bay wants to prove to them that last year’s win at Lambeau was not a fluke. Packers cover the 2 1/2 in the land of Grunge, Salmon and Starbucks and wins the Thursday night contest.

Broadcast Information – 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter), Kristina Pink (Field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO – Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Mike Holmgren; SIRIUS: 81 (Green Bay), 83 (Seattle); XM: 26 (Green Bay), 225 (Seattle)

Referee: Tony Corrente

Injury Report

Green Bay
DOUBTFUL: G Lucas Patrick (Concussion)
OUT: S Kentrell Brice (Ankle), WR Randall Cobb (Hamstring), CB Kelvin King (Hamstring), LB Nicholas Perry (Knee)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Bashaud Breeland (Groin), LB Blake Martinez (Ankle)

Seattle
DOUBTFUL: LB Kenneth Wright (Knee)
QUESTIONABLE: S Maurice Alexander (Elbow), DE Dion Jordan (Knee), S Delano Hill (Quadricep), CB Neiko Thorpe (Groin)

Weather: Mostly cloudy and 51 degrees

Broadcast Information and Injury Report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel. (Note: Weather information is based on kickoff local time)

Miami (4-3) at Houston (4-3), 8:20 p.m. on FOX and NFL Network. A pair of 4-3 teams open week eight action in the Lone Star State as Houston hosts the Miami Dolphins at NRG Stadium. Both clubs were in the Sunshine State last week, with Houston taking a win in Jacksonville, whkle the Dolphins lost to Detroit in Miami Gardens.

The Dolphins saw Detroit take a 17-7 lead at the intermission at Hard Rock Stadium, as the Lions were 32-21 winners. Miami came to within seven with 7:06 left in the third when RB Kenyan Drake scored on a 54-yard run. Detroit then restored order when TE Michael Roberts and QB Matthew Stafford connected on a 4-yard TD toss and K Matt Prater kicked a pair of fourth quarter FGs to seal Miami’s fate. Lions rookie RB Kerryon Johnson rushed for 158 yards to lead all rushers as the Lions outrushed Miami 248-107 (Drake led Miami with 72 yards on the ground), while Stafford threw for 217 yards, while Miami’s Brock Osweiler threw for 239 yards (each man threw a pair of TDs, Osweiler was sacked four times, Stafford was sacked once). Miami went 6 of 11 on third down conversions and held on to the ball for 26:21, while the Lions held the ball for 33:39, going 2 for 8 on third down, 1 of 1 on fourth down.

Houston gave Jacksonville their second loss in a row at TIAA Stadium last Sunday, taking a 20-7 win in north Florida. The Texans and DeSean Watson took a 13-0 lead at the half, then led 20-0 late in the third before they would give up Jacksonville’s only score of the day when T.J. Yeldon and backup QB Cody Keesler connected on a 6-yard TD toss with 2:18 left in the third. Houston’s Lamar Miller ran for 100 yards with a TD to lead all rushers, as the Texans outrushed Jacksonville 141-70. Watson threw for 139 yards with a TD, while Blake Bortles threw for 61 yards before being replaced by Keesler (Keesler threw for 156 yards with the TD, four sacks and an interception). Houston was 8 of 16 on third down tries and they only needed to keep the ball for 29:35, while Jacksonville ruled the clock and held the pigskin for 30:25, going 9 of 19 on third down tries, 0 for 1 on fourth down.

Houston holds a 7-1 lead in the series and the Texans have outscored Miami 195-169. Miami’s lone win in the series came in the Sunshine State 44-26 in 2015, while the Texans won the first seven games in the series, with their last win coming in 2012 by a final of 30-10 in Houston. Houston’s favored by 7 1/2 on Thursday evening and the over/under’s 44 1/2. Both numbers are reasonable. Miami would like to right itself as they chase New England in the AFC East, while the Texans are looking to keep themselves close to Tennessee in the AFC South. Miami rights its ship in the Lone Start State and takes the win but Houston will make things closer than 7 1/2.

Broadcast Information: 8:20 p.m. on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter), Kristina Pink (Field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Rod Woodson; SIRIUS: 81 (Miami), 83 (Houston); XM: 226 (Miami), 225 (Houston)

Referee: Shawn Smith

Injury Report

Miami
OUT: DE Charles Harris (Calf), WR Kenneth Stills (Groin), QB Ryan Tannehill (Right Shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE: TE Alexander Derby (Foot), TE Michael Gesicki (Shoulder)

Houston
OUT: CB Aaron Colvin (Ankle), WR Key’vantanie Coutee (Hamstring), G Zachery Fulton (Ankle), TE Ryan Griffin (Illness), S Andre Hal (Shoulder), LB Brian Peters (Ankle), CB Shareece Wright (Shoulder)

Weather Forecast: Game indoors; if roof is open, partly cloudy and 67 degrees

Broadcast Information and Injury Report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel. (Note: Weather information is based on kickoff local time)

Minnesota (1-1-1) at Los Angeles Rams (3-0), 8:20 p.m. on FOX, Amazon and NFL Network. Week 4 gets underway on Thursday as the Minnesota Vikings travel to the West Coast for a prime time meeting with the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to take on the Los Angeles Rams in a matchup of 2017 NFC playoff teams.

The Vikings come westward after their 27-6 loss to Buffalo at US Bank Stadium. Minnesota was outrushed by the Bills 128-14 and trailed 27-0 at the intermission before tallying their only points of the contest with 2:59 left to play when Kirk Cousins and KYle Rudolph connected on a 4-yard TD pass (Minnesota missed the extra point). Buffalo on third down tries in the Land of 10,000 Lakes went 4 of 13 on third down (they were 1 of 1 on fourth down) and held the ball for 35:45, while the Vikings kept the ball for 24:15, going 5 of 14 on third down, 0 of 1 on fourth down in the loss.

The Rams improved to 3-0, winning the battle of Los Angeles 35-23 over the Chargers at the Coliseum. The defending NFC West champs led 21-13 at the intermission, then floored the gas in the second half, outscoring the Bolts 14-10 to take the win. The Rams outrushed the Chargers 171-141, with RB Todd Gurley leading the way with 105 yards and a TD, while Jarred Goff threw for 354 yards and three TDs, connecting with WR Robert Woods on two of the tosses (Philip Rivers threw for 226 and a pair of TDs for the Chargers). The Rams were 8 of 11 on third down and held the ball for 34:16, while the Chargers were 7 of 13 and 1 of 2 on third and fourth down, keeping the ball for 25:44.

Minnesota leads the series 22-14-2 (which includes games that were played in Bloomington, Anaheim and St. Louis) and the Vikings have outscored the Rams 868-820. Their last meeting was last year in the Twin Cities (the Vikings have won the last five contests, Los Angeles’ last win in the series came in 2006 in the Twin Cities by a final of 41-21), when the Vikings came away 24-7 winners. The week 11 meeting at US Bank Stadium saw Minnesota break a 7-7 tie at the half and score their final 17 points of the contest in the fourth quarter unchallenged. While holding the Rams to 45 yards rushing, the Vikings scampered for 171 yards of their own, with Case Keenum throwing for 280 yards with a TD, while Goff threw for 225 yards with a pair of sacks (neither man threw an interception). Minnesota was 7 of 14 on third down (they were 1 of 1 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 37:22, while the Rams, who would hold the ball for 22:38, went 3 of 11 on third down, 0 of 1 on fourth down.

In the week 11 contest in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesota covered the 2-point spread, winning by 17 at US Bank Stadium. As for the 46 over/under? It was untouched, as both teams merged for 31 points. The oddsmakers like the Rams on the West Coast as 6 1/2 point favorites and the over/under’s 50. Both numbers sound reasonable. The Vikings are trying to right their ship after their loss at home, while the Rams want to stay in the land of the unbeatens for a while longer. Rams cover the 6 1/2 and win at home on the West Coast.

Amazon Prime will stream the 11 Thursday Night Football games broadcast by FOX, which will also be simulcast on NFL Network and distributed in Spanish on FOX Deportes, once again securing the league’s “Tri-Cast” model of broadcast (FOX), cable (NFL Network, FOX Deportes), and digital (Amazon Prime Video) distribution.

Broadcast Information – 8:20 p.m. on FOX, Amazon and NFL Network: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter), Kristina Pink (Field reporter)NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kenny Albert, Tony Boselli | SIRIUS: 81 (Min), 83 (LAR) | XM: 226 (Min), 225 (LAR)

Referee: Brad Allen

Injury Report

Minnesota
OUT: DE Everson Griffen (Knee), DB Marcus Shereis (Ribs)
QUESTIONABLE: RB Dalvin Cook (Hamstring), S Anthony Harris (Hamstring), DT Tom Johnson (Ankle), OT Riley Reiff (Foot)

Los Angeles Rams
DOUBTFUL: LB Mark Barron (Ankle)
OUT: WR JoJo Natson (Hand), K Greg Zuerlein (Groin)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Dominique Easley (Knee), CB Marcus Peters (Calf)

Weather: Partly cloudy and 80 degrees

Broadcast Information and injury report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel (Note: weather information is based on kickoff local time)

Amazon announced All or Nothing, an Amazon Original Series produced by NFL Films, will premiere on Prime Video on July 1 in the U.S., and that Jon Hamm (Mad Men) will narrate. The first season of the docu-series follows the Arizona Cardinals’ 2015 season, from the draft through the NFC Championship game. All eight one-hour episodes of All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals will be available for Amazon Prime members as part of their membership, and to all Amazon customers from July 1 to August 31, via the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online at Amazon.com/allornothing. For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit http://www.amazon.com/howtostream.

All or Nothing is the first series to take viewers inside the locker room, on the sidelines, and off the field for an unprecedented look inside an NFL franchise’s complete season. Season one picks up with the Arizona Cardinals following the season-ending injury to quarterback Carson Palmer in the 2014 season. Head coach Bruce Arians, President Michael Bidwill and general manager Steve Keim, along with Pro Bowlers Palmer, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, cornerback Patrick Peterson and safety Tyrann Mathieu are ready for the challenge of a season that would result in an NFC West title and a trip to the conference championship game.

“All or Nothing delivers exciting on-the-field NFL action paired with an intimate look inside the lives of players and coaches over the course of an entire season, which is something NFL fans have been clamoring for,” said Conrad Riggs, Head of Unscripted, Amazon Studios. “With our Amazon Original Series, we are excited to bring Prime members shows that highlight interesting personalities and their true life stories.”

“NFL Films has a long history of producing award-winning sports-based reality series and we expect All or Nothing to build on that legacy,” said Jordan Levin, Chief Content Officer, NFL Media. “We’re thrilled to make this available to millions of Amazon customers.”

Produced by NFL Films, All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals is executive produced by Jordan Levin, Ross Ketover (Hard Knocks, Inside the NFL) and Pat Kelleher (Hard Knocks, 30 for 30 – Four Falls of Buffalo). The showrunner is Keith Cossrow (A Football Life). Directors are Jay Jackson, Steve Trout, and Julia Harmon. Senior producers are Bennett Viseltear, Nick Mascolo, Paul Camarata and John Weiss; it is produced by Phil Michelson.

The series will be Amazon’s first to be made available in Spanish (dubbed). Customers can access the Spanish-language version via a link on amazon.com/allornothing beginning July 8.

About Amazon Video: Amazon Video is a premium on-demand entertainment service that offers customers the greatest choice in what to watch, and how to watch it. Amazon Video is the only service that provides all of the following:

Prime Video: Thousands of movies and TV episodes, including popular licensed content plus critically-acclaimed and award-winning Amazon Original Series and Movies from Amazon Studios like Transparent, The Man in the High Castle, kids series Tumble Leaf and Chi Raq, available for unlimited streaming as part of an Amazon Prime membership.

Add-on Subscriptions: Dozens of subscriptions to networks like SHOWTIME, STARZ and more, available to Amazon Prime members as add-ons to their membership Rent or Own: Hundreds of thousands of titles, including new-release movies and current TV shows available for on-demand rental or purchase for all Amazon customers.

Instant Access: Instantly watch anytime, anywhere through the Amazon Video app on TVs, mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire tablets or online. For a list of all compatible devices visit http://www.amazon.com/howtostream Premium Features: Top features like 4K Ultra HD, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and mobile downloads for offline viewing.

In addition to Prime Video, the Prime membership includes unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items across all categories, more than one million songs and thousands of playlists and stations with Prime Music, early access to select Lightning Deals all year long, free secure, unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive with Prime Photos, access to borrow books with the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library and more. To sign-up for Prime or to find out more visit: http://www.amazon.com/prime.

About NFL Films: NFL Films, the most honored filmmaker in sports television history with 123 Sports Emmy Awards – remains a gold standard in sports television, providing unprecedented access to and legendary storytelling about the sport of professional football. With more than 100 million feet of film in its library, NFL Films is the historical backbone of NFL Network and a key supplier of the network’s programming, including the three-time Emmy-nominated series A Football Life, offering untold stories into the lives of some of the NFL’s most recognizable icons and The Timeline, chronicling seminal moments that formed the NFL’s storied past, shape the present and in some cases, set the stage for the future.

NFL Films is a part of NFL Media, the owned and operated media division of the National Football League which is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com, NFL Now, NFL Mobile from Verizon and NFL RedZone.

About Amazon: Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

In other NFL News…

As of Thursday evening, June 16 at 7 p.m. Eastern, NFL Network and NFL RedZone have been dropped by Dish Network’s satellite distribution system. This represents the first time in NFL Network’s 13 year history that one of its service providers has not continued to offer the network to its subscribers.

NFL Network continues to be distributed to over 60 million households across the United States, including strong distribution partnerships with every major cable, satellite and telco provider in the country — including DIRECTV, Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS.

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As the only network 100% dedicated to coverage of America’s most popular sports league, NFL Network is committed to serving the millions of NFL fans by reaching fair distribution agreements with the pay-TV industry.

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