GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The loss of safety Earl Thomas to a season-ending injury left a gaping hole in the Seattle Seahawks' formidable defense.

The Green Bay Packers are more concerned about the considerable talent still left with the Seahawks.

Life without Thomas begins Sunday when Seattle travels to Lambeau Field in an important game in the NFC playoff picture. The Packers (6-6) need a win to keep pace with first-place Detroit in the NFC North. The Seahawks (8-3-1) have two avenues to clinch the NFC West on Sunday, the easiest being a win over Green Bay along with an Arizona loss or tie.

Seattle's run game is starting to find some traction, and that could help if it snows again in Green Bay. The Seahawks have rushed for at least 125 yards as a team in three straight games.