NFL 2017 - Green Bay Packers vs Seattle Seahawks Preview

The Lowdown

Where can I watch the Packers versus the Seahawks? Live on Sky Sports Action tonight at 9pm (UK time).

GREEN BAY PACKERS

  • The Packers have reached the play-offs for the last eight seasons and they will be confident of making that nine despite a tough division.
  • The roster has no major injury concerns coming into the opener so expectations will be high at Lambeau even against the tough Seahawks.
  • The pass defense is their major concern and Mike McCarthy knows they have to improve without the ball to go all the way this season.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

  • The Seahawks have been one of the more active trading teams this off-season and the arrival of Richardson bolsters their defense further.
  • The offensive line continues to be a concern but Pete Carroll will once again rely on the magic of Russell Wilson's feet to navigate that.
  • Running back Eddie Lacy returns to face his former team and he will be highly motivated to prove the Packers were wrong to let him go.

Analysis - what to expect
Arguably the best match of the opening round takes place at Lambeau. Points are always expected with Rodgers at the helm but these matches have been more low scoring in recent times than many realise so do not expect total points to reach the mid to high 50s in what should be a tight game.