Two fight tried NFC heavyweights restore colleagues, as the Seahawks come back to storied Lambeau Field to square off against a Packers’ squad that influenced snappy work of the meeting to group last December by a score of 38-10.
In principle, one could without much of a stretch estimate the result when these groups do fight considering that the home group has dependably turned out on the triumphant end backpedaling to 2009.
However, the Seahawks register with the new season with a recharged feeling of certainty in view of the arrival of key colleagues that weren’t accessible down the extend in 2016, including profound risk Tyler Lockett and free security Earl Thomas.
Also, Seattle’s front office has implanted the list with prominent veteran capability, including previous Packer Eddie Lacy and the fluctuating, however exceedingly gifted Sheldon Richardson on edge side of the ball.
However, every one of the upgrades on the planet won’t make the undertaking of holding Aaron Rodgers under wraps any less demanding.
This opening-week epic brawl ought to be as exciting as publicized when you additionally factor in that the two sides are as near full quality then they will presumably ever be all season.
Here are your bodies of evidence for and against a Green Bay win alongside an end contention and score prediction.Like a hot blade through spread: its a well known fact that Seattle’s greatest Achilles heel is its mess hostile line that was altogether manhandled in its last outing to the Dairy State, as Dom Capers’ gathering totaled 5 capture attempts, 3 sacks and 9 quarterback hits.
The individuals who may have viewed the Seahawks a couple of times over the recent years know very well indeed that sort of trip was no variation and the numbers are there to demonstrate it.
Seattle’s cutting edge has earned the questionable refinement of being the NFL’s most exceedingly bad in each of the last two seasons, as indicated by Pro Football Focus (PFF).
George Fant’s season-finishing knee damage in the preseason has opened a gap at left handle that the training staff is attempting to fix up with Rees Odhiambo, who has up to this point demonstrated he should not be playing some other position than protect.
Flanking the Kenya local within is changed over left handle Luke Joeckel, a confirmed bust picked second generally speaking in the 2013 draft. Restricting safeguards have devoured his propensity to jump and routinely overwhelmed him with the bull surge.
Search for the couple of Clay Matthews and Nick Perry to flip sides and wreak devastation through that permeable left side.No weight for No. 12: By exchanging for previous Jet Sheldon Richardson, GM John Schneider has transformed an effectively threatening line into a completely deadly front that most hostile lines won’t have a response for in the coming weeks.
Be that as it may, what makes Aaron Rodgers seemingly the best player at his position is his obvious accomplishment with bodies around him.
Last season saw the Green Bay field general post a NFL-best 90.3 passer rating under weight as per PFF, which was head and shoulders over the association normal QB rating (64.6) versus the hurry.
Likewise improving the situation is the way that correct handle Bryan Bulaga is by all accounts over his sprained lower leg, which will enable Rodgers to play behind a completely solid beginning line.
Moreover, newcomer Martellus Bennett gives the Packers one of the better blocking tight finishes in the class, something that has been woefully absent for a long while in Titletown.
3. All streets prompt Cobb: With a solid Earl Thomas back in the blend, is there way an offense can misuse the vaunted “Army of Boom” optional?
The weakness may introduce itself as opening corner Jeremy Lane, who surrendered a 119.7 passer rating to restricting passers in 2016.
Alongside being defenseless to twofold moves (see Davante Adams’ 66-yard touchdown in a year ago’s diversion), Lane neglects to reliably stick collectors and battles cutting down his enemies after the catch.
This shapes up as the kind of matchup Green Bay’s essential opening man, Randall Cobb, can exploit.
Albeit numerous Packer patrons have thought of him off, Cobb still has a modest bunch of prevailing exhibitions in the tank when he’s new and unaffected by the average scratches and infirmities that have tormented with more noteworthy recurrence as of late.
No. 18 was basically kept in bubble