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NFL Preview Seahawks At Packers: New Additions

11 September 2017, 05:45 | Randolph Howard

Carroll Rawls is questionable for Seahawks’ season opener

Carroll Rawls is questionable for Seahawks’ season opener

They did just that, not only making the playoffs but rallying to win the NFC North. Rodgers was the impetus, hurling 40 TD's against just seven interceptions.

The Packers have a solid lead in the head-to-head history, 12-8.

Last season, the four game stretch Rodgers alluded to included a one-point loss to the Falcons and a home loss to Indianapolis-a game that featured a too little, too late rally from the Packers.

The team will release inactives for Week 1 around 90 minutes before kickoff.

"I'm just going to go out and play the game that I love to play", Lacy said.

The Packers deployed their "Nitro" nickel package for most of the game, consisting of safety Morgan Burnett playing the role of a hybrid linebacker next to Blake Martinez. Green Bay and Seattle are the overwhelming favorites to win their respective divisions. Aside from a weak offensive line, the Seahawks are relatively strong at every position. "It's hard to imagine what more he can do or how much better he can play".

This group is experienced, but needs to prove its worth early and keep Wilson healthy.

For the Seahawks, running back Thomas Rawls was inactive with an ankle injury.

Come and get it. "In a really tight game against against a really good team, that's how it goes".

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While Seattle coach Pete Carroll said on Friday that Rawls is improving and has been officially a full participant in practice all week the team also wants to be cautious and make sure he's fully recovered before he plays.

As scary to other teams as it may sound, this may be the most talent the Seahawks have had on their defense since their Super Bowl runs in 2014 and 2015.

Lane, the starter opposite All-Pro Richard Sherman, was ejected, but the Packers couldn't take advantage during the first half.

Back in January, standing at a podium in the bowels of a soon-to-be retired Georgia Dome, Aaron Rodgers issued a challenge of sorts. He has made the playoffs in six of his 7 seasons as head coach.

The three times the Seahawks managed to get into Green Bay territory, the Packers' defense forced them to settle for field goals within 25 yards of the end zone. They've got studs on the outside at corner, but Earl covers a ton of ground sideline to sideline and makes a lot of plays on the ball. Study them and play him like any other tackle. "He really seems to be in the best condition that I can remember him in the last four or five years anyway".

After leading the league in scoring defense from 2013-2015, the Seahawks finished third in that category past year. "Coming in, it's a lot easier to pick it up than when I was a rookie a year ago".

Green Bay's defense had an even better debut, especially considering how maligned the Packers were against the pass last season.

SAFETY IN NUMBERS: Safety is a strength on defense, with the emerging Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Morgan Burnett forming one of the league's top tandems. When running back C.J. Prosise gained 4 yards to move the chains, Carroll called a timeout with 30 seconds left - and it worked. Green Bay comes into this season with high expectations, but for all the miracles Aaron Rodgers has been able to work, the Packers have as many questions as Seattle.

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