The Seahawks couldn't find pay dirt once on Sunday up in Green Bay. The Seahawks held Green Bay scoreless in the first half and didn't yield any points until the Packers took over on the doorstep of the end zone following a sack-fumble early in the third quarter.
"Well, every game could be looked at in that way, but yeah I think our two teams know", Rodgers says. Obviously, the Seahawks' secondary has its work cut out, but we know that any of the Packers' wideouts can have big games, including Randall Cobb and potentially Geronimo Allison. I just thought it would continue.
Rodgers' regular-season streak of passes without an interception ended at a career-high 251.
Splitting carries: Seattle would like to see Thomas Rawls be the primary ball carrier and Eddie Lacy as a complement. This time, Green Bay jumped out to a 16-0 lead by halftime. The status of Seattle's running game has a lot of money coming in on the Packers but I think this one will stay close as these two sides are very close and if the Hawks defense can make the Packers offense one dimensional they have a shot at winning outright. But it can last for only so long, and their first performance of the year widened any existing gulf between offense and defense. Whether he starts or plays primarily in nickel packages, Griffin will see significant playing time and have the most chances to impact the game.
But as Sherman said of the prospect of today's matchup: "A different game, a different team".
Thompson's decision to part ways with both his Pro Bowl guards, Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang, in a five-month window since the beginning of last season would be business as usual with youngsters ready to step in.
A 34-yard completion to Doug Baldwin and a 29-yard scramble from Russell Wilson set up Blair Walsh's 33-yard field goal with no time remaining.
When they beat the Seattle Seahawks in a key season-opening showdown on Sunday, it was due to their defense. This one goes a certain way toward establishing NFC dominance. Brooks is a solid pass rusher, which should really help because he can team with Perry outside and free up Matthews to move inside. The Seahawks' defense was on brand, so to speak, sacking Aaron Rodgers four times and keeping the Packers off the board into the break.
The Packers won the toss and deferred, putting the defense on the field to start the 2017 season.
"If someone chooses to purchase tickets other than through NFL Ticket Exchange, make sure that it's a reputable ticket source, meaning they are backed by the National Association of Ticket Brokers". Running back Eddie Lacy will be extra motivated by facing his former team. All the criticism they got, they took it personal.
In terms of game planning for Lacy, coach Mike McCarthy said the Packers will identify the things he did well in Green Bay and re-imagine them from the other direction.
Richardson, Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril and Frank Clark will look to lead the Seahawks' pass rush against Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is one of the best quarterbacks at extending plays in the NFL. "He's done everything we have asked of him, for weeks and weeks now", head coach Pete Carroll said.