The NFL is back! Tonight marks the opening of the 2014 NFL season, and boy are we excited. The Silver Fox and his defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks, welcome Aaron Rogers and the Packers to CenturyLink Field. This game is a rematch of the infamous Fail Mary, and I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say, thank football Jesus that the replacement refs have been replaced.
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Running back Eddie Lacy carried the Packers on his shoulders last season, when Aaron Rodgers’ went down with an injury. Lacy is a bruising running back, not a flashy speedy burner, so if the offensive line is out of balance, they won’t do him any favors. Green Bay is known for being a pass-oriented team though, and Aaron Rodgers has the ability to scramble, which can make up for sloppy protection schemes. It will be interesting to see if Lacy and Rogers will make the Packer a much more balanced offense than we are used to seeing.
Seattle’s Percy Harvin is sure to have a huge impact in the game, and if Russell Wilson can get hot, then Green Bay may be in for a long game. The Seahawks are anchored on defense by shutdown corner Richard Sherman. I personally will be tuning in to see if Aaron Rogers will test Sherman early, or just throw away from him all game.
Green Bay is looking to bounce back from 2013, where they spiraled out of control after Aaron Rogers’ injury. Eddie Lacy has the ability to violently run the ball down most defenses, however, Seattle is not going to back down. I think that Seattle will force Green Bay to be a one dimensional offense and run the ball, to which the Seahawks will clamp down and pin their ears back, and keep Lacy to under his 78 yards per game from last year.
Seattle wins 28-17
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