Thursday, September 4, 2014

Packers At Seattle Preview | Green Bay's Toughest Game Of The Season

Packers at Seattle Game Preview
Last week the Packers finished off their 2014 preseason with a solid win over the Kansas City Chiefs at Lambeau Field. The Packers finished the preseason 3-1, but the record means nothing in August. Now, all the games count. The Packers will begin the 2014 season on the road in Seattle, and looking at their schedule at this moment, this is their toughest game of the entire season.

The Packers spent the entire offseason preparing J.C. Tretter to be the starting center. However, Tretter got injured against the Rams and has been placed on injured reserve with designation to return so now rookie Corey Linsley steps into the role. The Packers have faith in Linsley, but his lack of preparation and lack of experience may get the better of him in this game. If he falters, the Packers have practiced with Josh Sitton and T.J. Land at center. Also, the Packers added Garth Gerhart to the 53 man roster. Gerhart has been on the Packers practice squad for a long time now and knows the system well. This entire offensive line will have its hands full against the Seahawks elite pass rush. This game could come down to whether or not this line plays well enough to give Rodgers a chance to make plays.

The running backs look ready to go. In each of his two preseason appearances, Eddie Lacy played the first possession of each game and dragged the Packers offense down the field to a touchdown. James Starks and Dejaun Harris also had great preseasons. If the Packers are going to win this game, these three are going to need to come up big.

The new look defense looked awesome in the preseason for the Packers. Julius Peppers has been good and Jayrone Elliot has been a gold mine. Expect Dom Capers to change out personnel to give the Seahawks different looks. The rumor though is that Capers has something up his sleeve for Seattle tonight. The Packers had a lot of closed practices during training camp and the rumors are that they were preparing something special for Seattle.

At the end of the day we believe this is going to be a close game, very close.

Final score, 24-20 Seattle. (We're sorry Packers fans.) 

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