The Seattle Seahawks visit the Green Bay Packers tonight for their second consecutive road game to start the 2015 regular season. They were defeated by the Rams last week in a 34-31 nail-biter in St. Louis without safety Kam Chancellor, who continues to hold out in a contract dispute. Without this All-Pro player lining up the secondary, can they hope to stop Aaron Rodgers?
Saying Rodgers is pretty good at home is like saying Donald Trump is pretty rich and pretty controversial. In the last two seasons at Lambeau Field, Rodgers has completed 241 of 350 passes for 3,375 yards, with 33 touchdowns and no interceptions. Throw in the Packers’ two home playoff games in the last two seasons, and Rodgers’s numbers improve to 282-for-411, 3,868 yards, 37 TDs, 0 INT.
The Green Bay Packers defeated the Bears 31-23 in Chicago last week. They'll need to limit Seattle's running game and try to force Russell Wilson to make plays. That formula initially worked in the first half of the NFC Championship game last season, as they intercepted Wilson 4 times. In the second half of that game, Marshawn Lynch wore down the Packers and helped to grind out a victory for Seattle.
I can hear Carrie Underwood singing, so that means we are moments away from kickoff. Pull up a comfortable chair and your favorite beverage. The floor is yours.
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