Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks 2017: Prediction, Betting Odds, Preview
- Author: Julie Sanders Sep 11, 2017,
Sep 11, 2017, 4:55
The Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks meet up at Lambeau Field on Sunday in what some are calling a preview of this season's NFC Championship game. Green Bay's defense had its way with Seattle up front, leaving Russell Wilson running for his life and keeping the Seahawks' passing game from ever really finding any consistent rhythm. He's always been able to get the football to his tight ends, now he has one of the better ones in football.
Brotherly love: Seahawks DE Michael Bennett and Packers TE Martellus Bennett, brothers separated by 20 months, will spend plenty of time lined up across from one another.
Heading into week one, the Packers ready themselves for their first opponent: the Seattle Seahawks.
A ninth straight playoff appearance seems certain in Green Bay.
Green Bay is a three-point home favorite, via OddsShark, indicating that the two teams are even on a neutral field.
There may be some answers with a few of the experienced players on the Seahawks offensive line with Oday Aboushi battling Mark Glowinski for a starting right guard and Luke Joeckel challenging Odhiambo for a left tackle spot.
The team hopes running back Ty Montgomery, a converted wide receiver, picks up where he left off past year.
"He definitely has a chip on his shoulder coming back to Lambeau Field", Clinton-Dix said.
According to Aaron Nagler of PackersNews.com, starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga - who practiced twice this week after injuring his ankle on August 23 - is not expected to play on Sunday against the Seahawks.
Rawls hasn't played since the lead running back had two carries and 5 yards in the preseason opener at the Los Angeles Chargers on August 13. Rodgers caught the Seahawks substituting before a third-and-2, and he rushed to the line and got the snap.
The Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks have an excellence-driven rivalry that is among the best in the NFC. While it doesn't do much good to dwell on past results, the point remains: every game makes a difference.
The Seahawks offensive line issues could be the one area of glaring weakness on either one of these two teams.
Terrible Efficiency: The Seahawks went 3-for-12 on third down.
Wilson has an excellent route runner in slot receiver Doug Baldwin. Wilson then found a huge void in the middle of the field and ran for 29 yards.
That play was a missed opportunity for Seattle, as was another play in the first half when Wilson overthrew an open Tyler Lockett, who had a step on the secondary. House, who sat out much of camp with a hamstring injury, knows what's expected of cornerbacks in Green Bay.
The second touchdown came following a nine-play, 75-yard drive capped by a 32-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Jordy Nelson with 17 seconds remaining in the quarter.
When defensive tackle Naz Jones got his big mitts on an Aaron Rodgers pass, the rookie rumbled to end zone for what appeared to a swift defensive touchdown for Seattle.
Seattle took over at the 50, but the Packers forced another three-and-out.
"Eddie Lacy's been an excellent back for us in the past", McCarthy said. He carried five times for 3 yards.
National Anthem: Michael Bennett has been a leader of the national anthem protests started by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.