Packers vs. Seattle Game Predictions from CheeseheadTV.com

GAME PREDICTIONS Week 2: Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks
Name Record To-Date This Week's Pick Score Prediction
Aaron Nagler 1-0 Green Bay Packers 27-24
Even without Bryan Bulaga, the Packers will be able to move the ball. A fully healthy Aaron Rodgers and his ability to manipulate the snap count in the friendly confines of Lambeau Field will be the difference in this game. This will be a close one, but the Packers should win. 
 
Adam Czech 1-0 Green Bay Packers 27-23
The Packers likely won't have Bryan Bulaga for this game, which is concerning, but not overly worrisome. The Packers o-line tends to fall apart when a player gets injured during a game, not so much when the backup player has a few days to practice with the first-stringers and prepare. I say Don Barclay holds his own and the Packers finally beat the Seachickens.
 
Jersey Al Bracco 1-0 Green Bay Packers 27-23
I'm a bit surprised no one has picked the Seahawks here, as I think it will be tougher than expected with Nelson and Bulaga out. The Sehawks will lead 23-20 late in the 4th quarter and Rodgers will lead a game-winning TD drive. Final Lambeau Leap of the day will be by Richard Rodgers.
 
Alex Tallitsch  1-0 Green Bay Packers 26-17
Packers move it well inside the twenties but find some red zone trouble. Nonetheless, they stay perfect on the leg of Mason Crosby. 
 
Andrew Garda 1-0 Green Bay Packers 24-21
I think it's going to be a very close, hard fought game but while the Seahawks are going to be desperate to avoid 0-2 (and the panic it comes with), that offensive line is no good and I think, at the end of the day, that makes the difference. They also miss Kam Chancellor more than they'd like to admit.
 
Corey Behnke 1-0 Green Bay Packers 50-0
Packers roll.
 
Cory Jennerjohn 1-0 Green Bay Packers 23-20
Even though right tackle Bryan Bulaga is likely out for the Packers, safety Kam Chancellor is a bigger loss for Seattle. Aaron Rodgers will pick apart the LOB at a raucous Lambeau Field.
 
Jason Perone 1-0 Green Bay Packers 23-17
This is a definitely a heart pick as my logic is trying to tell me otherwise.  Marshawn Lynch and Jimmy Graham against this defense that couldn't tackle well doesn't give me any comfort but it's a home game and Aaron Rodgers is in a Packers uniform.  Seattle's defense ultimately can't keep up with Green Bay's passing game and the Packers get the elusive win against Seattle.
 
Jay Hodgson 1-0 Green Bay Packers 31-17
Because Seahawks and nanobubbles.
 
Jayme Snowden 1-0 Green Bay Packers 38-34
Neither defenses impressed in their opening games. Seattle won't stop Rodgers and the Packers won't stop Lynch. 
 
Jeff Albrecht 1-0 Green Bay Packers 27-23
This is not the same Seahawks team that narrowly defeated the Packers in the NFC Championship Game last year.  Their offensive line and defensive backfield are huge question marks.  That translates to a diminished Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch.  It also bodes well for a now healthy Aaron Rodgers.
 
Mike Reuter 1-0 Green Bay Packers 38-17
This is a very loseable game for the Packers and Lynch, Wilson's ability to move, and Graham all worry me. Now without Bulaga we throw another unknown into the mix of the Packers offense. That being said, Seattle has looked not great and been getting very unimpressive wins for a year now. The Packers offense is too damn good and having this game at home only helps, I think the Packers roll. 
 
Robert Olson 1-0 Green Bay Packers 24-20
The Seahawks are going to Lambeau Field without Kam Chancellor and with a bad offensive line. Also, Aaron Rodgers is healthy this time. It will be a competitive game, but the Packers will get revenge.
 
Thomas Hobbes 1-0 Green Bay Packers 17-13
This might be the Packers toughest opponent of the year but this is a winnable game.  Seattle did not play particularly well against St. Louis; in particular the pass defense was mediocre considering they were going up against Nick Foles and "a bunch of guys named Dave" at receiver.  If the Packers can limit their mistakes on defense the offense can take care of the rest. 
 
Wisconsin Rob (Strupp) 1-0 Green Bay Packers 36-33
Big games for Rodgers and Marshawn Lynch. Mason Crosby lives long enough to be the hero.
 
Zach Kruse 1-0 Green Bay Packers 28-24
Many of the matchups favor the Seahawks, but there's no betting against Aaron Rodgers at Lambeau Field. A healthy calf will make all the difference. 

 

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Funcrusher's picture

September 18, 2015 at 09:19 pm

This will be a good test for Tom Clements, and we'll get to see what he brings to the table as a play caller. The Packers offense has been shut down the last few years against good defenses and that needs to change if they're gonna win the Super Bowl. The Rams killed the Seahawks with short dump offs to Benny Cunningham last week. Clements needs to take advantage of that, especially with Bulaga out and a shaky back-up in his place. The offense was embarrassing in the NFC Championship game with McCarthy calling plays. I want to see Clements show that he can exploit holes in a defense and take advantage of mismatches. Having Chancellor out should help.

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DrealynWilliams's picture

September 19, 2015 at 01:39 am

I completely agree. This will be a great test.

I just watched the Rams and Seahawks games and those dump offs to Cunningham really worked. Cunningham is very quick and gets north and south even quicker.

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Since'61's picture

September 18, 2015 at 09:41 pm

This game is an opportunity for the Packers to send a message to their 2015 opponents and the league. If they win the game they exorcise their own demons and get a leg up for home field for the NFC title game. But if the Packers can win decisively they tell their upcoming opponents, "don't mess with us, especially at Lambeau". The Packers have the better QB, OL and WRs. They are playing at home and that should help the defense. If the Packers can stop Lynch they win big. Packers 37 - Seattle 14. Go Pack Go! Thanks, Since '61

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NickPerry's picture

September 19, 2015 at 07:30 am

I'm with you Since '61, I don't think it's a really close game. I'm thinking 31-17, something like that too. Both Teams looked far from perfect last week, the Packers playing many players for the first time since the 2nd preseason game or in some cases the first time all year.

Losing Bulaga hurt, Barclay or Walker aren't very good options against Bennett or Avril. Seattle isn't going to do much different on defense. The difference is Rodgers will be able to use the NFL's best hard count to get at least 3 or 4 shots free shots downfield. I think we might even see a wrinkle or two with Monty on offense using a quick screen game.

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Allan Murphy's picture

September 18, 2015 at 10:55 pm

Packers 34- 21

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Bearmeat's picture

September 18, 2015 at 11:13 pm

Love the predictions. I too think GB should win. Even without Jordy and Bulaga, they are the better team. Seattle's OL and DB stink without those missing pieces.

Now here's hoping that Rabbit's Foot that's been stuffed up Russell Wilson's rear is finally gone.

GB 28
SEA 24

GPG

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Lphill's picture

September 19, 2015 at 02:06 am

I think this game leave the play calling up to Rodgers he is on the field he feels the defense. all the Packers D has to do is stop Lynch an make Wilson play QB, when he has to think he makes mistakes.

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porupack's picture

September 19, 2015 at 02:54 am

I think the ultimate fight is CMIII v Jimmy Graham. One will spy and key off what the other does. If CMIII patrols the middle, JG will decoy him off so Lynch gets play action. If CMIII bites in on Lynch, or rushes RW, then JG slips into the void for serious damage. CMIII will have challenge on whether to spy JG or RW. He'll have his hands full, but I think CMIII is the key to defense, and how he is used, and how he plays will be huge factor in the game. I think CMIII and JG are the two chess-pieces doing battle all game (the knights). Should be awesome for the strategists.

I think Seattle has to compensate for weak Oline and force GBP D to play pass Defense, so they do this with screens and bootlegs, so how does DC counter? A spy on RW? Who keeps RW in check?

> Does MM put JJ or DAdams consistently against Sherman so as to set up the other WR as go-to receiver? What WR matchup v Sherman gets the best advantage for Rodgers?

> Is HHCD or MHyde assigned v JG?

> Is Ty Montgomery v Seattle SP coverage ready for highlight moment? (I hope so).

> Crosby the hero? (I think so).

I really don't think Lynch will tilt the game as a RB, and he can have his 25 carries for 155 yards rushing and in fact let him do it and Seattle loses; but if seattle RBs have a night as receivers, the game arrow points Northwest.

Keys to the D-game: blanket JG and force RW to go to any other receiver; contain Lynch as receiver, contain RW from scramble.
Keys to O-game; JJ v Sherman and DAdams is go-to receiver. RRodgers (as blocker and slipping through for seam routes and underneath Sherman's side. Steady Eddie pounding runs, and outlet passes.

That would make a home team win.

But sorry, this column isn't about wishes, its about predictions. I don't have confidence in DCapers teaching/results until better evidence. As for wishes? Finally overcoming Seattle this year in the playoffs.

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Archie's picture

September 19, 2015 at 09:06 am

From reading this page I guess the SeaChickens have no chance.

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vj_ostrowski's picture

September 19, 2015 at 09:35 am

Hoo boy. I'm as rah rah positive Packer fan as there is and I still just don't see victory in this one.

I think, at best, this will be a close victory. I think it's more likely for it to be a close loss with a small but decent chance that the Seahawks bury us early. *dodges tomatoes*

I know, I know. I just think we generally match up pretty poorly with them. I think they can run Marshawn all day if they want to, and then turn around and befuddle us with play action. I know they're not much of a read option team, but they could easily pull out 2-3 of those plays for big success too.

Yes, they're not at full strength, don't look like themselves, and aren't at home, but I've seen this story play out in Favre vs. McNabb...Rodgers vs. Kaepernick...and now Rodgers vs. Wilson. (Not that the QBs were always at fault - it was much of the time on our defense, in these match ups) There's just something almost psychological there that I can't get past until I see it with my own eyes.

Packers 27
Seahawks 37

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Doug_In_Sandpoint's picture

September 19, 2015 at 10:37 am

The first 3 quarters of the NFC championship game went just as I thought it would. I thought the Packers had the better team and would prove it. This year I'm not sure I have the same feeling...not enough info yet. But I think we may be a little less ready to perform at a top level while the Seachicks will be far less. I think it ends up being a pretty high scoring affair as both D's are less than they were at the end of last year. Packers win 38-27.

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Chad Lundberg's picture

September 19, 2015 at 12:39 pm

I'd say that if this game were played in week 10, it would be a win. Sorry to say the unpopular opinion, but I have another bad feeling about this game. The Seahacks are desperate, and they're the most physical team in the NFL. The chance to utterly humiliate a team is what motivates them just as much as team that is looking for revenge would be. Our tears give them strength. They're almost demonic to sort of speak.

Injuries are mounting, had Bulaga and Nelson been healthy, this still would be a win, but the Seahacks defense will turn things around in this game and shut down the passing attack and exploit the offensive line.

The defense hasn't shown it can stop the run, and despite playing better as the game progressed against Chicago, Matte Forte is NO Marshawn Lynch!

I really don't care about the Seahacks weaknesses in the secondary or their offensive line, the Packers just don't have the personnel to exploit it.

Packers could not only lose, and I'm sorry to say it, but they could lose ugly. Their best chance was to seek a chance to avenge their NFCCG loss, but their clearly have no interest on reflecting the past.

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4thand1's picture

September 19, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Ty Montgomery is leading the NFL in KO returns with 35.5 a return. Hasn't had a chance to return a punt yet.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

September 19, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Cobb and Burnett have to be 100% or close to it. W/O Cobb the WRs are less than average. TEs are less than average. O-line is banged up. I see trouble scoring more than 21 points against Seattle if Cobb is limited. If Rodgers is hot he can elevate the WRs, and it is possible that Monty or Janis can step up. GB only threw 2 passes more than 20 yards downfield in week 1. I truly believe that Seattle with those fast LBs knows how to jump short and intermediate routes. If Cobb is limited, Clements has to open up the playbook: we should see Monty lined up in the backfield, etc.

Burnett has to play and play well. Still probably see much more of Richardson than I would like as a spy, but no one should suggest he cover the TE Graham. Burnett will provide the Safety fill in the run. I hope Palmer and to a lesser extent CM3 fill the gaps more quickly. Shields and Hayward should be able to play out on islands. Daniels needs to show why he deserves $10 million a year. Raji should help. Jones replaces Raji in the 2-4-5.

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