Seahawks: Five most intriguing games in 2017
By Andy Larkin
2. Week 1 @ Green Bay Packers
The only reason the trip to Lambeau doesn’t take the top spot on the list is because the game will be played week one. While that partially adds to the allure of this game, it’s tough to say it’s the most intriguing because it’s a long season. Even if the Seahawks were to win 42-0 in Green Bay, it wouldn’t necessarily mean the team is Super Bowl bound. Although I would definitely enjoy that.
That being said, the Packers – Seahawks rivalry has really grown to be a worthwhile contest. Of course there was the HAIL, not “Fail Mary” game in 2012 that Packers fans still gripe about. After that the two teams met in the season opener after the Seahawks were coming off of their dominating Super Bowl 48 victory. That game quickly turned into a route as the Seahawks picked up right where they left off the year prior.
So many great contests between these teams
Then there was the comeback for the ages in the 2014 NFC Championship game in which the Packers lamented about their perceived collapse. The two teams faced off again in 2015, this time in Green Bay and the Packers went on to hand the Seahawks their first double loss in 4 years. The latest chapter included the Seahawks getting beat down by the Packers at Lambeau to the tune of 38-10.
It goes without saying that the Seahawks will be looking to regain their edge against the Packers. The last two meetings have not sat well with Seattle. There are few things that are harder to watch than cocky Aaron Rodgers throwing into the teeth of your team’s secondary. What happened to the days of the star QB being afraid to throw to one side of the field? It will be interesting to see if the return of Earl Thomas can help Seattle be competitive this time around. And obviously we can pretty much bank on the fact that Russell Wilson won’t be throwing five interceptions again as he did last season. I can’t wait for this game.