Seattle Seahawks @ Green Bay: 5 Things to Watch For

Max McCaffrey picked Saints over Packers for opportunity's sake

Defense key for Packers

After a loss, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll's favorite all-purpose descriptor for his take on the outcome is: "Disappointing". The 66-yard touchdown pass that Packers receiver Davante Adams had past year against Seattle might not have occurred if Thomas was on the field. Though Seattle largely dictated terms with its tremendous front-seven, its inability to get anything going on offense wrecked the Seahawks' chances at road upset in Week 1. "The stuff that we saw in the preseason". It seemed like the momentum might carry through the playoffs after a big divisional round win over the Giants, but, like the Seahawks, they were no match for the red-hot Falcons in the NFC championship game. They have weapons and a stout offensive line that will look to establish the run game here. More importantly than that, we didn't get back in coverage and they beat us. Quinten Rollins leads the Green Bay Packers with eight tackles, Mike Daniels has 1.5 sacks and Damarious Randall has one pass deflection. "And then also I would give it to Daniels, he played a heck of a football game and gave us some problems". Until Green Bay made its last first down with a little more than two minutes left, all the Seahawks needed to tie was the ball and two plays.

But Carroll noted that things weren't necessarily as bad as they might have appeared. Nick Perry was the defensive leader a year ago with 11 sacks, but he is battling an ankle injury. I thought we made our plays near the end there, but unfortunately, we weren't able to get into the end zone.

"I wish the officials would have met and just talked about it, figured it out, because it's such a big call".

"If they try to sub, it's one word and we all line up and we know what to do", Nelson said.

A Jimmy Graham play like this from the Jets game a year ago would have done wonders for the Seahawks in Green Bay Sunday.

Free agent signee Eddie Lacy had just three yards on five carries and played just seven snaps while rookie Chris Carson gained 39 yards on six attempts and played 26 snaps. Seattle has a stable of good backs, but the Seahawks don't have a very good offensive line. It was the first regular season game for the running back since July of 2016. And when he got to his feet, Cobb met him face mask-to-face mask - presumably to deliver a brief commentary on what had just transpired. But Carroll said after the game he watched television replays and didn't see any punch by Lane, and nothing shown on Fox's TV broadcast revealed one.

Ultimately, he's looking forward to getting on the field again and facing his former teammates. After this team went through the thrashing it took throughout last season, it was expected that Wilson and company would have no issues moving the ball down the field.

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