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On the road ... for a change

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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Monday's game at Seattle will be the Packers' first road game in nearly a month. They last played away from Lambeau Field on Aug. 23 at Cincinnati. What followed were three home games -- the preseason finale against Kansas City on Aug. 30, the regular-season opener against San Francisco on Sept. 9 and the Week 2 Thursday game against Chicago on Sept. 13. What's more, the Packers will play at what many consider to be the loudest outdoor stadium in the NFL, the Seahawks' CenturyLink Field (formerly known as Qwest Field). "I think Seattle clearly has one of the top homefield advantages," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "Anybody who has competed there I think would agree. Just the sound system and the design of the stadium, itís extremely loud. Their on-the-field crowd noise has to be one of the top in the league. Weíve been practicing with the crowd noise. We havenít played on the road since Cincinnati in the preseason in Week 3 so itís something weíll have to get ready for and be ready to play to deal with.Ē The Packers won in their last trip to Seattle, beating the Seahawks 27-17 on Oct. 12, 2008. "Itís a nice place to play," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "We like playing here. The 12th man is definitely a factor, and they take great pride in supporting and cheering for our club. We work very closely, hand in hand with them, and hopefully they will make it a little louder than theyíd like. Itís not going to be something that they canít handle. Aaronís been through it all, and Mike McCarthy, they know how to handle it. But it is a factor. Itís fun to be here, just as there is a home crowd advantage for everybody when theyíre at their stadiums. Hopefully we can make the most of it here."

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