Seahawks at Packers: 5 reasons for Seattle fans to be optimistic

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January 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril (56) sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during the second half in the NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Rodgers struggles vs. Seattle

19 of 31 for 187 yards, 1 TD and 2 picks. That was Rodgers stat line vs the Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game last year.

In the Week 1 blowout win by Seattle over the Packers, his numbers weren’t much better: 23 of 33, for 189 yards, 1 TD and 1 interceptions.

Those are hardly impressive numbers for the undisputed “best QB in the NFL.” The Seahawks have a way of getting to Rodgers, and forcing him to look like a much weaker version of himself.

Things should be even easier than normal this time, since Rodgers will be without his best receiver. Jordy Nelson tore his ACL before the season, and is out for the year.

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