SEATTLE, Wash. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars are facing one of the top defenses in the NFL today.
The Jaguars (0-2) will play the Seattle Seahawks (2-0), a pre-season Super Bowl contender in the second leg of a long trip out west.
It started to rain during the Jaguars Pregame show. The clouds have let up a bit since but there could be another storm coming off the Puget Sound. The National Weather Service has issued a gale warning for the Puget Sound so if it's not the rain, it could be the wind.
CenturyLink Field is also known as the loudest stadium on the planet. The fanatical crowd staked a claim for a record in the Guinness Book of World Records last week against San Francisco.
"The goal is to stay on the field and put up points and keep them from getting into that rabid zone where they're just screaming their heads off," said offensive lineman Uche Nwaneri.
The Jaguars realize a quiet crowd is key component for victory, but not the only one to get the job done against a defense loaded with pro bowlers.
"That's no excuse," said Maurice Jones-Drew. "We still have to go out and execute."
Gus Bradley trained those pro bowlers as Seattle's defensive coordinator the last few seasons. Now he's running the show as the Jaguars head coach. He told Action Sports 360's Brent Martineau the win/loss column isn't what fans want right now, but it's a process.
"I see our team getting better and better. Sometimes its not as fast as we all would hope but the progress I see in the character of our players and how important it is to them, it's easy to come to work every day."
And the Jaguars will put in a lot of work against a tough defense. But don't count out the underdogs.
"If I was a betting man, I'd say I'd go with the Jaguars, but I'm not, so I don't know what that has to do with the price of tea in China," chuckled Jones-Drew.
Kickoff is at 4 p.m., right here on CBS47, the official station of the Jaguars.