The Seahawks Can Beat Green Bay

Carroll Rawls is questionable for Seahawks’ season opener

Last season's rout came in the first game the Seahawks played after perennial All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas was lost for the rest of the year with a broken leg. "When you start the season, training camp, I'm sure 32 teams are talking about winning the Super Bowl".

The Seattle Seahawks begin their march towards a deep run in the playoffs (hopefully) on Sunday.

Here's a breakdown of each quarter. Green Bay ended up converting a wide receiver to running back last season.

Then there's Eddie Lacy. That's far from the only negative.

After starting the second half with a punt, the Packers finally got a legitimate scoring chance when Mike Daniels sacked Wilson and forced a fumble that Kyler Fackrell recovered at Seattle's 6-yard line.

Seattle was 10-5-1 in the 2016 season, earning another NFC West title. "Part of me wants to - but I don't want to get pushed down".

The Packers extended the lead to 14-6 just before the end of the third quarter.

The #Green Bay Packers trailed the Seattle Seahawks 3-0 at the half, despite out gaining the Seahawks and leading in time of possession. While the Seahawks defense played great today against the Packers, it was the Green Bay defense that was a bit better. Unfortunately for Seattle, the same terminology could be used to describe its offensive line, which continued to have all sorts of trouble, mostly as it pertained to the running game.

It'll also be interesting to see whether ex-San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks, who saw the Seahawks twice a year, can chip in on the Packers' pass rush after just arriving this week.

This is a big matchup to open the season as two of the best in the NFC collide for early bragging rights. In order to do so, the new additions to the Green Bay secondary will have to be up to the challenge and will have to prevent huge plays in the passing game. Seattle should be motivated by recent losses to the Packers, but going on the road hasn't been their thing lately, as the Seahawks have failed to cover in their last four on the road. I think most anyone who watched the call would agree the play matched the definition.

The teams have met three times in the playoffs, with the Packers holding a 2-1 advantage including a 33-27 overtime win in 2004.

With the acquisition of Sheldon Richardson late in the preseason the Seahawks have a very frightening defensive line if they all play to their potential.

It is one of the most exciting matchups of opening weekend, with Aaron Rodgers and the seemingly unstoppable Packers offense going up against the always stingy Seahawks defense.

The other six inactives for the Seahawks are running back J.D. McKissic, offensive linemen Isaiah Battle and Jordan Roos, linebacker Michael Wilhoite and safeties Tedric Thompson and Delano Hill.

Green Bay is a three-point home favorite, via OddsShark, indicating that the two teams are even on a neutral field. That made Walsh's 41-yarder just over a minute later not all that helpful, as Seattle still trailed by a touchdown and a two-point conversion. Coach Pete Carroll has said multiple times when Lockett returns to play he will be full go in all aspects, including as the kick returner for which he got selected to the Pro Bowl two seasons ago as a rookie.