Friday, September 18, 2015

Packers Versus Seahawks Preview | Ticket King Green Bay

Packers versus Seahawks
It’s hard to believe week one of the 2015 NFL season is already in the books. There were numerous surprises such as the Bills upset of the Colts, the Giants meltdown against the Cowboys, and of course, the disaster that was the second Monday night game between the Vikings and 49ers. In fact, our senior writer and analyst T.J. Bryce was laughing the entire game and he was not alone. ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer, who did the play by play for the game along with Chris Berman, stated the game was “a comedy of errors” at one point of the first half.

We got off track a little bit there. Let’s get back to the topic at hand, previewing the Packers-Seahawks game. The Packers put together a decent week one performance against the Bears, winning 31-23. Now the Packers come home for the home opener against the Seattle.

Can Aaron Rodgers build on his week one performance? Yes, we know, we know the first question in every preview references Aaron Rodgers. Well, it should. Rodgers finished week one 18 of 23 for 189 yards and three touchdowns. The yards total was so low because the Packers didn't have the ball much.

Can Eddie Lacy find some running room against this Seattle defense? Lacy had a solid week one, finishing with 19 carries for 85 yards. We expect Lacy to be around 20 carries a game until around the middle of October. We do expect Lacy to have a similar performance to week one.

Is James Jones the real deal? The Packers signed James Jones off the street prior to the start of the season due to the Jordy Nelson injury. On Sunday, the Bears secondary made Jones look like the best receiver in the history of the NFL. Of course, it was the Bears, who may very well have the worst secondary in the league at the moment. It was good for Jones to get some game time under his belt, because he gets a much tougher test this week, Richard Sherman.

Can the Packers defense please get off the field on third down? The Packers defense did a pretty good job on Sunday, for two downs. Of course, each team has three downs to get a new set of downs. The Packers forgot about third down defensively on Sunday. The Packers defense got the Bears to third down, a lot. 17 times in fact. The problem is that Bears converted 11 of them. Two more were converted on 4th down, three more were converted into field goals, and one was kept going following a Sam Shields off-sides penalty. The Packers will need to do a lot better on third down as the season goes along. When T.J. penned the Packers for four losses, this was one of them. Final score: 34-20 Seattle.

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