Coming off a miserable season opening loss to the Arizona Cardinals on the road, Seattle bounce back and just pummeled the Cowboys from start to finish.
Dallas could not even get enough possessions in the second half to mount a comeback, but Marshawn Lynch was in full beast mode as he remains as one of the most dangerous downhill runners in the NFL.
Russell Wilson may be just a rookie, but he has played like a Houdini in the pocket as he escapes pressure with such ease compared to many starting quarterbacks in the NFL that get gobbled up for devastating sacks.
Wilson doesn’t have the biggest arm and cannot see over taller defenders, but it helps to have a guy Lynch because he is his biggest weapon and best friend these days.
A running game always helps a quarterback out, and when Wilson is not breaking off a run of his own we have seen Lynch bust one loose that has either changed field of position or given the Seahawks a huge backbreaking touchdown.
The big mo is on their side right now, and Greg Jennings (groin) should play although this will be a grueling matchup that won’t feature a ton of points.
Green Bay comes into this one as slight favorites, but many feel this is indeed a toss-up game in which the better defensive team will come away victorious.
Seattle on paper is just as deadly as Green Bay thanks to a ferocious secondary that put the lockdown on Dez Bryant, Miles Austin, Kevin Ogletree and Jason Witten last weekend.
Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas are flat out studs in the making as are Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman, who was a former wide receiver for the Stanford Cardinal.
Leroy Hill, Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright may just be the most underrated unit of linebackers in the entire NFL, and their ability bottle up Cedric Benson and the Pack could make this a nail biter.
However, Aaron Rodgers is still known as the ‘Champ’ because he performs as well as any player on this face of the earth, and despite the tension with Jermichael FFinley’s agent we should not forget why Green Bay is where they are.
So, is Rodgers a true leader?
Talk about a joke!
Aaron Rodgers has lifted this team towards greatness by winning an MVP last season and getting that Super Bowl two seasons, ago and Finley and the Packer signal-caller should be able to put away their differences (Finley agent says he is not a leader, Rodgers’ agent say not an issue) once it comes down time to ball.
Jordy Nelson has been relatively quiet, but Rodgers will find him and the sackmaster Clay Matthews will roll up another virtuoso performance in front of an electric CenturyLink Field.
Time: 8:40 p.m. Eastern
Experts Pick: Packers by 3
Danny V’s Pick: Packers 23, Seahawks 17