Wayne Larrivee's Packers-Seahawks pregame primer I: About the Seahawks

Ross Houston
September 11, 2017

Will it mean anything on Sunday?

In Green Bay, he'll join fellow 49ers castoff Ahmad Brooks.

"They're obviously playing a lot faster, huddling 2 yards from the ball and trying to get as many plays as possible", Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. Coach Pete Carroll has said multiple times when Lockett returns to play he will be full go in all aspects, including as the kick returner for which he got selected to the Pro Bowl two seasons ago as a rookie.

This game will feature a matchup of the Bennett brothers - Seattle DE Michael and new Green Bay TE Martellus. Seattle has a stable of good backs, but the Seahawks don't have a very good offensive line. So take that for what it's worth.

"He's a hard-nosed runner", inside linebacker Joe Thomas said.

Seattle had only one first down until putting together a hasty drive to end the first half that resulted in a 33-yard field goal by Walsh on the final play to make it 3-0 at halftime. The Packers, led by MVP candidate Aaron Rodgers and their high-powered offense, are hoping to play t a championship caliber from start to finish in 2017.

In examining the numbers, it's astonishing how similar they are. Carroll's mark is 49-13, just a few points behind at.790.

Earlier this week the Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots started their season against the Kansas City Chiefs, and prior to the game many were hailing the Patriots as a team potentially capable of a "perfect season". If the NFL Network is part of your cable package, you can also live stream the game through the NFL app on XBox, Apple TV, or Roku device on your TV. We're a tough team to beat at home. "We should be good up front against the running game, which is always crucial to us".

Will it decide the location of a potential playoff rematch?

"Every game could be looked at in that way", Rodgers said. "It's different, we lose veterans who are leaders and you replace them with guys who haven't been in the system, so it's a matter of getting those guys comfortable in the locker room, in the system, in the playbook, and then allowing their personalities to come out and see how much leadership they're willing to offer".

"It's not really the case, so there's not that many teams that have those squads that could do it".

"Us and Seattle are usually in the mix".

"We've had time to, on a personal note, communicate in the offseason". "I think you have to look at the preseason video and you have to notice what they've done on offense".

Seattle's defense did what it could, but for the sixth straight time in the Seahawks-Packers rivalry, the home team won.

"Free online marketplaces that ask buyers to arrange to pay for tickets in person are often sources of counterfeit tickets", Green Bay Police said. Coming off an ACL injury, he caught 97 passes for 1,257 yards and an NFL-best 14 TDs. Kickoff from Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Green Bay allowed 30 or more points in five of its regular-season setbacks previous year and recently added former Pro-Bowl linebacker Ahmad Brooks to a mix that includes outside linebacker Clay Matthews (career-low five sacks) and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (five interceptions). And where did the end the season? This is the 12th time since 2000 the Seahawks have opened the campaign on the road.

But that's next week.

The Packers will be entering the season healthy.

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