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Russell Wilson hoping for 'downpour of snow'

In anticipation of Sunday afternoon's clash with the Green Bay Packers in Wisconsin, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson must be listening to Dean Martin's "Let it Snow" on repeat.

Wilson, who played one season at the University of Wisconsin, pleaded for more snow with forecasts currently calling for slightly more than a dusting.

"I can't wait," Wilson said, via the Seattle Times. "It's going to be awesome. Obviously I get to go back to Wisconsin. We know it's going to be a tough environment. We're really looking forward to it. We're having a bullish approach to the whole thing, you really have to be tough minded. We want a tough environment, we look forward to those types of situations and I'm hoping it's coming down, I'm hoping it's snowing. I'm hoping it's kind of a downpour of snow. That would be great."

Depending on which digital website you believe, Green Bay could be looking at between one inch of snow or two to four inches over the course of Sunday afternoon/evening (as of Friday).

The last cold-weather game Wilson played in was January's minus-six degree playoff win outside in Minnesota when the offense couldn't move the ball. Sunday's cold won't be so bitter.

"It was crazy cold," Wilson said of the fortunate win over the Vikings. "This week I don't think it will be that bad, but it will probably be coming down, knowing the state of Wisconsin, it will probably be snowing pretty good. Nothing really changes, you just have to protect the ball in terms of running it. Same thing with throwing it, too. At the same time, you still have to have that aggressive mentality and make the plays. It's always harder in my opinion for the defense actually, because we know where we're going and they don't. So in terms of our runs, in terms of our passes, you want to take advantage of that."

The Packers' pass defense has stiffened the past two weeks, but whether that was an illusion based on opponents remains to be seen.

Wilson leads the most dynamic passing offense of his career and has averaged 282.4 pass yards per game with a 12-2 TD-to-INT ratio in the Seahawks' eight wins. If snow is coming down Sunday, his elusiveness and ability to drive the ball down the field in the elements could be the difference in the Seahawks closing in on a playoff bye.

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