Seahawks vs Packers: Preview, TV and live stream

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 11: Referees separate Thomas Rawls (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 11: Referees separate Thomas Rawls (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

For the Seahawks and their fans, it is time for real football games. The preseason with it’s vanilla offenses and defenses is gone. The Green Bay Packers, who blew out Seattle in 2016, is hosting the Seahawks week one. Here are three Seattle players who need to play well for the Seahawks to win.

What will 2017 hold for the Seattle Seahawks? Most people, one can assume, would think Seattle will make the playoffs this season. The Seahawks have a lot of talent. The team will also see the return of Earl Thomas. This is important. Thomas may be the second best player on the Seahawks. He also missed last year’s Seahawks and Packers game. That was the game Green Bay defeated Seattle 38-10. This was the worst loss of the Pete Carroll/John Schneider era.

Seattle went 4-0 in the preseason. For reference, so did the Cleveland Browns. The Browns are terrible. This proves how much value there is in a team winning all of its preseason games. Still, the last time Seattle went 4-0 in the preseason? 2013. The year they won the Super Bowl.

Aaron Rodgers, of course, will bring a different level of competition. The Packers will have game-planned for the Seahawks for week one. Ty Montgomery will start at running back for Green Bay. The receivers are very good, led by Jordy Nelson. Green Bay’s defense is solid as well. But Rodgers makes the team into a championship contender.

Seattle, though, will also have been looking towards week one as well. The Seahawks remember last season. This game will not make or break either team’s season, but the winner might be in a better position for playoff seeding late in the year. Both these teams should make the playoffs.

Where, when and how to watch the Seahawks and Packers

When: Sunday, September 10th at 1:25 pm PT

Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

How to Watch:

TV: NFL Sunday Ticket on DirectTV (with subscription) and in Seattle on Q13 FOX

Online on replayNFL Game Pass (with subscription)

Listen710 ESPN Seattle

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What Derek Armstrong recommends to drink: It’s still summer, right? Seattle’s Cloudburst Brewing has an awesome, yet “aggressive,” IPA called Lip Sync Apology. Great for getting ready for a football game and being in Seattle. Also, remember the H2O. Drink lots of it and stay hydrated.