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Who do we need to stand out, to win?
Lynch
11%
 11%  [ 2 ]
Wilson
35%
 35%  [ 6 ]
Harvin
17%
 17%  [ 3 ]
Thomas
5%
 5%  [ 1 ]
Sherman
5%
 5%  [ 1 ]
Bennett
11%
 11%  [ 2 ]
12th man
11%
 11%  [ 2 ]
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Week 1:Green Bay Packers

When/where: Sept. 4 (Thursday) at CenturyLink Field, 5:30 p.m.
Series: Packers lead 8-6.
Last meeting: The Seahawks defeated the Packers 14-12 at CenturyLink Field in a “Monday Night Football” game in Week 3 of the 2012 season when Russell Wilson threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate on the final play.
Player to watch: Aaron Rodgers. The Packers’ QB is one of the few players in the league who can take over a game. The Seahawks did not allow that to happen in the 2012 game in Seattle because they sacked Rodgers eight times. But Rodgers has passed for 4,000-plus yards four times in the past six seasons – just missing in 2010 (3,922) and missing seven games last season because of an injury. He’s also attempted at least 500 passes in those same four seasons, so Rodgers versus the Seahawks’ Legion of Boom secondary and new-look pass rush will take center stage.
Number to know: 52. Clay Matthews’ uniform number. The pass-rushing linebacker who was coached by the Seahawks’ Pete Carroll while both were at USC has had double-digit sacks in three of his five NFL seasons. He was on his way to No. 4 with 7.5 sacks last season before he was injured and missed the final five games.
Did you know? The Packers are 2-3 in games played in Seattle, losing at the Kingdome (24-13 in 1987) and the Seahawks’ new stadium that opened in 2002 (34-24 in a snowstorm in 2006 and 14-12 in 2012).

My Take: With the way the last meeting between these two ended, in the same venue, you know this is going to a huge game for the National Audience. I expect high tension between both players and fanbase's to start the season with this one. You have to expect the Packers to come out on top of their game in this one, not only wanting to erase the bad taste the last match-up left, but also to re-establish themselves as one of the league's most competitive teams under Rodgers. The problem I see for the cinematic-like revenge is Clink field. The Seahawks boast one of the best HFA's in all of Western sports and are coming off their first ever SB victory. Not only will the flag raise as always, this year the championship banner will take center stage and start a pandemonium that might not end until a few minutes after the final whistle blows. Very hard to judge this game on paper as both teams have comparable talent and no major in injuries to this point. This could truly be a game of inches and bounces. In the end, the hostile environment and championship defense will prove a tad too much for GB in the end as the Seahawks are able to stall the Packers on their final drive.
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Golden Tate memorial game. GIFS coming later.
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My fifth straight Packers/Seahawks game in Seattle. Last time was...strange to say the least.

Payback time. Should be a great game. That stadium is loud enough already, but opening up on Thursday night as defending champions, it'll be beyond crazy.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This should be a good game for Marshawn Lynch. The Packers have been very soft against the run for the last few years, and they have already lost nose tackle BJ Raji for the season. I'll be looking for Marshawn to go into Beast Mode early on them and keep the ball out of the hands of Rodgers. A healthy Percy Harvin should have a good game too.

IMO, the Seahawks should take this one without a lot of trouble if they come prepared and take care of business.
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Losing B.J. Raji doesn't hurt our run defense, it hurts our name recognition on the DL. What NFLN and ESPN will not tell you is that GB changed up a lot of its approach this offseason on the DL and is implementing more 1-gap attack style defense. It suits the guys they have better and the results have been promising in the limited preseason snaps they played.

It will be really interesting to see who comes out on top when it comes to running the football because I expect the Packers to attack the Seahawks between the tackles as well. FAR MORE than the last time these two teams played when Cedric Benson was handling the running duties.

The Packers will score, even on this defense, but it will not be a shoot-out. Likewise, Seattle's young up-and-coming offense will surely put points on the board, but Green Bay's defense will hold them in check for the most part.

All in all, this is Elite Offense vs Elite Defense on one side, and Young Up-and-Coming Offense vs Young, Up-and-Coming Defense on the other side.

Should be a great game. The Packers were in the opener in 2011... its a really cool game to be a part of from a fan's perspective. Enjoy it.

Packers - 20
Seahawks - 17
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i see eddie lacy getting 100 yards
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I can't wait - only 4 days away...

I think the Seahawks win but it's going to be close. 24-20 Seahawks. Seahawks defense stalls a late drive in the 4th to seal the victory.

I'm expecting a big game out of Russell Wilson and at least one rushing TD. Green Bay's defense is underrated but I still think Wilson can have success against them.
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Seahawks primetime??? Blow out!!
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Who else is going to be holding their breath every time ET is back there for a punt return?
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SwiftTexan wrote:
Who else is going to be holding their breath every time ET is back there for a punt return?


The Packers announced, today, that Randall Cobb would be their primary punt returner... so ditto. Still surprised every NFL team does not utilize a return specialist.
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SwiftTexan wrote:
Who else is going to be holding their breath every time ET is back there for a punt return?


The Packers announced, today, that Randall Cobb would be their primary punt returner... so ditto. Still surprised every NFL team does not utilize a return specialist.


I know - I'd honestly just put a back-up tackle who can catch to stand back and and signal for a fair catch than risk getting somebody like Thomas injured. Bryan Walters was re-signed so maybe he can earn back the coaches trust and end up being our return guy. I don't mind putting Harvin back there if we need a spark but he has enough trouble staying healthy just playing offense.
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[quote="N. Collins Fan"]Losing B.J. Raji doesn't hurt our run defense, it hurts our name recognition on the DL. What NFLN and ESPN will not tell you is that GB changed up a lot of its approach this offseason on the DL and is implementing more 1-gap attack style defense. It suits the guys they have better and the results have been promising in the limited preseason snaps they played.

It will be really interesting to see who comes out on top when it comes to running the football because I expect the Packers to attack the Seahawks between the tackles as well. FAR MORE than the last time these two teams played when Cedric Benson was handling the running duties.

The Packers will score, even on this defense, but it will not be a shoot-out. Likewise, Seattle's young up-and-coming offense will surely put points on the board, but Green Bay's defense will hold them in check for the most part.

All in all, this is Elite Offense vs Elite Defense on one side, and Young Up-and-Coming Offense vs Young, Up-and-Coming Defense on the other side.

Should be a great game. The Packers were in the opener in 2011... its a really cool game to be a part of from a fan's perspective. Enjoy it.

Packers - 20
Seahawks - 17[/quote]

This is moronic.
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AlexGreen#20 wrote:
N. Collins Fan wrote:
Losing B.J. Raji doesn't hurt our run defense, it hurts our name recognition on the DL. What NFLN and ESPN will not tell you is that GB changed up a lot of its approach this offseason on the DL and is implementing more 1-gap attack style defense. It suits the guys they have better and the results have been promising in the limited preseason snaps they played.

It will be really interesting to see who comes out on top when it comes to running the football because I expect the Packers to attack the Seahawks between the tackles as well. FAR MORE than the last time these two teams played when Cedric Benson was handling the running duties.

The Packers will score, even on this defense, but it will not be a shoot-out. Likewise, Seattle's young up-and-coming offense will surely put points on the board, but Green Bay's defense will hold them in check for the most part.

All in all, this is Elite Offense vs Elite Defense on one side, and Young Up-and-Coming Offense vs Young, Up-and-Coming Defense on the other side.

Should be a great game. The Packers were in the opener in 2011... its a really cool game to be a part of from a fan's perspective. Enjoy it.

Packers - 20
Seahawks - 17


This is moronic.


Meh - it's an exaggeration but his general point is just that BJ Raji is a bigger name than impact player.
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SwiftTexan wrote:
AlexGreen#20 wrote:
N. Collins Fan wrote:
Losing B.J. Raji doesn't hurt our run defense, it hurts our name recognition on the DL. What NFLN and ESPN will not tell you is that GB changed up a lot of its approach this offseason on the DL and is implementing more 1-gap attack style defense. It suits the guys they have better and the results have been promising in the limited preseason snaps they played.

It will be really interesting to see who comes out on top when it comes to running the football because I expect the Packers to attack the Seahawks between the tackles as well. FAR MORE than the last time these two teams played when Cedric Benson was handling the running duties.

The Packers will score, even on this defense, but it will not be a shoot-out. Likewise, Seattle's young up-and-coming offense will surely put points on the board, but Green Bay's defense will hold them in check for the most part.

All in all, this is Elite Offense vs Elite Defense on one side, and Young Up-and-Coming Offense vs Young, Up-and-Coming Defense on the other side.

Should be a great game. The Packers were in the opener in 2011... its a really cool game to be a part of from a fan's perspective. Enjoy it.

Packers - 20
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This is moronic.


Meh - it's an exaggeration but his general point is just that BJ Raji is a bigger name than impact player.


That point would be correct, but the idea that you're improving your run defense by removing BJ Raji and adding Josh Boyd, or god forbid Datone Jones is an opinion that's just nonsensical.

Jones was so bad in Run D last year that he only was playing in the dime. Subbing out Raji for him is a really big blow to the run defense. I love Boyd as much as anybody, but even that's a noticeable knock. Don't even get me started on what we've got after those two.
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Likewise, Seattle's young up-and-coming offense will surely put points on the board, but Green Bay's defense will hold them in check for the most part.


What aspect of your defense has improved the most this season, aside from the absence of injury?
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