While it's only Week 1, it's easy to see the Packers' opening game against the Seattle Seahawks having huge implications on the NFC playoff picture.
Locally, the Carolina Panthers were part of that turnover last season.
The Packers have a brutal road game in Week 2. Offensively, Seattle put up 22.1 points per game. "We should be good up front against the running game, which is always crucial to us".
With essentially an extra defensive back in the middle of the field, Wilson's timing on the quick passing plays could be disrupted, forcing him to make errant throws to receivers on the outside and down the field - which happened in Week 14 previous year when he threw five interceptions and completed only 56.4 percent of his passes. In fact, two of their three playoff games went into overtime with the Seahawks winning the last one on January 18, 2015, 28-22, in the extra period.
I've consulted my Magic 8 Ball and signs point to yes.
"With our safety position, we've got real good depth". Aaron Rodgers will undoubtedly bring a performance-level of rivalry. The way he finished last season suggests he's going to come into this season and be a monster.
Lacy will be doing so with the Seattle Seahawks, with the season opener against the Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday.
Week 1 is finally upon us.
It took nearly an entire half, but we finally have some points in Green Bay.
The unstoppable force is Green Bay's offense. "I feel like the way the Packers have done with Coach McCarthy - I think we've had a very successful setup here". They know who they are and they aren't trying to be anyone else. Once he made that terrific touchdown pass to his favorite wide receiver Jordy Nelson, you could sense the game start to swing in Green Bay's favor. "But you want more titles", Rodgers said. But, defensively, the Vikings again have what it takes to unseat the Packers for the second time in three years. Also, if Lacy somehow rushes for 100 yards or so, that seems like a bad omen. As usual, the Packers had a great offense that averaged 27 points per game past year.
PS: I'll cheat again and say Houston. The Packers can cause some problems with pass rushers like Clay Matthews and Nick Perry. "I know he was a little banged up past year". I don't share that confidence. He's a big, strong athletic guy, you know? Seattle's defense has had an uncommonly long run, but time is short-Bennett (31), Avril (31), Sherman (29) and Chancellor (29) are all 29 or older.
Since 2002, the Seahawks have road wins over every other NFC team except for Green Bay. THEY have been the most dominant defense on the field. A year ago when Thomas, Sherman and Chancellor were all playing, Seattle's defense allowed two touchdowns and intercepted eight passes.
Perennial hopes to return to the Super Bowl might rest on whether the Packers can successfully answer familiar issues on the other side of the line of scrimmage. I think he can and if he can prove me right, the Packers will be in good shape. The loss of T.J. Lang and JC Tretter in free agency has led to shakeup of sorts along Green Bay's offensive line which could play into Seattle's hands in this game.