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4-5, 2nd in NFC West

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Rashaad Penny is questionable to return because of an ankle injury. He went out after a tremendous run in which he cut back several times and picked up 30 yards. If there's a position where Seattle could afford an injury, it's at running back. Chris Carson started and lost a fumble on the first play from scrimmage. It'll be him and Mike Davis unless/until Penny comes back.

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The Seahawks are 7-1 in Thursday night games under Pete Carroll. Here's how important it is to make that 8-1 tonight: according to ESPN's Football Power Index, Seattle's chances of reaching the playoffs, currently at 30 percent, would be 41 percent with a win over the Packers and they would drop all the way to 13 percent with a loss.

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"Full speed and ready to go" is how Pete Carroll described Chris Carson yesterday. Carson is back after missing the Rams game.

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The Seahawks will have every starter available against the Packers other than linebacker K.J. Wright. He is in active, as expected, after being listed as doubtful because of the knee injury that has bothered him all season. Seattle's other inactives: defensive end Dion Jordan, running back C.J. Prosise, cornerback Neiko Thorpe, guard Ethan Posic, defensive tackle Poona Ford.

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The Seahawks will have every starter available for their Thursday night game against the Packers except for linebacker K.J. Wright, who's listed as doubtful because of his troublesome knee. Pete Carroll left the door open for Wright to play depending on how he looks pregame, but it doesn't seem likely after he didn't practice this week. Defensive end Dion Jordan is one of four players listed as questionable as he deals with a recurring knee issue of his own. He was a full participant the last two days, which bodes well for his chances of playing.

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The Seahawks' home game against the 49ers in Week 13, originally scheduled for "Sunday Night Football," has been flexed out of prime-time. It goes from a 5:20 p.m. PST kickoff on NBC to a 1:25 p.m. kickoff on FOX. It was a logical choice to schedule Richard Sherman's return to Seattle as the Sunday night game, but the matchup lost much of its prime-time appeal with the Seahawks (4-5) and 49ers (2-8) both below .500. Chargers at Steelers will take its place on NBC. Seattle will have two more prime-time games remaining after their game against the Packers Thursday night: Week 14 against the Vikings (Monday night) and Week 16 against the Chiefs (Sunday night).

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Pete Carroll said Chris Carson is "full speed and ready to go" for Thursday night's game against the Packers. Same for D.J. Fluker, who also missed Sunday's loss to the Rams. Making sure that Carson and Fluker would be available for this game factored into the decision to not play them Sunday.

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The Seahawks list linebacker K.J. Wright (knee) as doubtful for tomorrow's game against the Packers. Four players are questionable: defensive end Dion Jordan, safeties Delano Hill and Mo Alexander, and cornerback Neiko Thorpe. Running back Chris Carson and right guard D.J. Fluker are expected to play along with every starter other than Wright.

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Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin told 710 ESPN Seattle that the knee issues he's been battling all season have improved to the point that he woke up pain-free last Thursday for the first time. "I've been dealing with this for four months, and I forgot what it felt like to not have pain," he said. Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer noticed the difference Sunday. Said Schottenheimer: “I told him on Monday when I saw him ... I thought he looked really good in that game. It was an option route on third down that he ran and he caught it. He put his right foot into the ground and just shot up the field and I was like 'wow.' So I think he's feeling better now. I'm not worried about Doug. Doug is going to be fine. I think he's starting to feel good and that's good for us."

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Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer wasn't any more revealing than Pete Carroll was about how much Rashaad Penny will factor into the Seahawks' offense after his breakout game. Schottenheimer said Chris Carson will continue to start, as expected, now that he's back from a one-game absence. He also echoed Carroll's comments about how Seattle's coaches have been pushing Penny, saying: "He'll always be involved in the plan. We're hard on him. We're excited about him. He's still a young player. He still has those times in the meetings where it's like, 'Rashaad, are you listening?' like most young players do. The season is long. I think it was really good for his confidence to go out there and do what he did and to play well and perform well and I think his assignment grade was really, really good. I think he's always involved and I think now he feels like 'OK, I'm involved, I can help, I can play' and I think that kind of pushes some of the pressure away from him."

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Linebacker K.J. Wright's availability for Thursday night's game against the Packers is looking very iffy now that he's missed two straight days of practice. But every other Seahawk practiced Tuesday at least in limited fashion. Running back Chris Carson and right guard D.J. Fluker, who missed the Rams game Sunday, were among the full participants Tuesday.

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Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald echoed Pete Carroll's comments that he made it out of Sunday's game against the Rams with his knee feeling better. McDougald said he's been dealing with a sore knee all season but that he feels like he's turned a corner in his recovery: "Short week, but we did a good job recovering. I've been rehabbing hard. I'll be ready to go."

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Asked about the physical demands of playing on a Thursday, Russell Wilson mentioned his swimming routine. He does that to help rid his body of lactic acid and recover from games.

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The Seahawks held a walk-through on Monday, as is common ahead of a Thursday night game. The listed participation was thus an estimate of what players would have done in a normal practice. Did not participate: LB K.J. Wright (knee), CB Neiko Thorpe (groin); Limited: RB Chris Carson (hip), RG D.J. Fluker (calf), DT Shamar Stephen (foot), SS Delano Hill (quad), S Mo Alexander (elbow), DE Dion Jordan (knee); Full: SS Bradley McDougald (knee), G Jordan Simmons (calf).

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Carson, Fluker, McDougald likely OK for Packers

The Seahawks seem likely to have running back Chris Carson, right guard D.J. Fluker and safety Bradley McDougald available for Thursday's matchup against the Packers.

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The playing-time breakdown for Seahawks running backs Sunday with Chris Carson sidelined: 39 for Mike Davis, a season-high 27 for Rashaad Penny and two for C.J. Prosise. Penny's breakout performance against the Rams (102 yards, TD) should warrant more work, but Carson has a good chance to return this week.

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Duane Brown said he thought he had a good block on Dante Fowler on the fourth-quarter play that resulted in Fowler's strip sack to set up a Rams touchdown. "It's a great play by him and it sucks," Brown said. "It sucks. It put them in great position to score the next play. It can't happen. I have to watch the film to see everything that happened, but I've got to just do something better."

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Pete Carroll said Sebastian Janikowski mis-hit the ball on his surprise onside kick attempt in the fourth quarter: "If it looked like that during the week, we never would have called it. It looked great all week long. We never missed it one time. That was not the ball we were supposed to hit. Too bad for SeaBass. He's a great pro and all that, but the ball didn't come off the way it's supposed to come off. We thought we had a great chance to surprise them, take the field goal then try to get the ball right back and believe in our defense to try to hold up. All that stuff went into that, but during the week, the execution was so much different than what showed up on game day. It's unfortunate."

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Pete Carroll on Rashaad Penny going for 108 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries in the best performance — by far — of his rookie season: "He looked great. He looked just like the guy we thought he would look like when we drafted him."

Team Stats

Passing Yards195.9
Rushing Yards152.2
Points For24.3
Points Against21.3