Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks Free NFL Picks & Week 1 Odds
by Tony Sink - 8/31/2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
CenturyLink Field in Seattle
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The defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks will welcome the Green Bay Packers to CenturyLink Field for the opening game of the 2014 National Football League regular season schedule. The Seahawks will look to become the first team to repeat at Super Bowl Champions since the New England Patriots in 2004 and 2005, and it all begins with this game.
The Seahawks finished the 2013 regular season as the No. 1 seed in the National Football Conference with a 13-3 record. The team finished ahead of their rivals in the NFC West, the San Francisco 49ers. In the playoffs, they beat the New Orleans Saints and 49ers to advance to the Super Bowl, where they crushed the Denver Broncos. In the upcoming season, they will be led offensively by Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch, Percy Harvin, and Doug Baldwin. Defensively, the team is one of the top in the NFL and will be led again, as always, by Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, and Cliff Avril.
In the NFC North, the Packers slipped into the playoffs by 0.5 games, finishing the season with an 8-7-1 record. They were the No. 4 seed in the playoffs and were ousted in the first round by the 49ers. This season, the Packers will once again be led at the quarterback position by one of the best in the sport, Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers will have a series of talented skill position players including running back Eddie Lacy, wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, and a talented tight end in Andrew Quarless.
Injuries to Watch
Green Bay Packers
08/25/14 LB Brad Jones Quad questionable Thursday vs. Seattle
08/25/14 T J.C. Tretter Knee out indefinitely
08/23/14 DT B.J. Raji Bicep out for season
08/19/14 TE Brandon Bostick Leg out indefinitely
08/08/14 T Don Barclay ACL out for season
07/27/14 RB Johnathan Franklin Neck out for season
08/29/14 DE Bruce Irvin Hip questionable Thursday vs. Green Bay
08/29/14 LB Heath Farwell Groin out for season
08/13/14 DT Jesse Williams Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Seattle
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