Game Preview: Seahawks looking for first win in Green Bay since 1999

Game Preview: Seahawks looking for first win in Green Bay since 1999

Thomas Rawls is among the Seahawks' inactives for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Green Bay's quarterback was almost flawless in the Packers' 38-10 rout of the Seahawks previous year. Seattle's offensive line didn't do much to assuage fears that it will again be the team's biggest issue this season, as left tackle Rees Odhiambo twice allowed Russell Wilson to be pressured by Green Bay linebacker Nick Perry on the opening drive, including a sack on third down.

Parry, meanwhile, called back Jones' return, which originally went for a touchdown, because of an illegal block in the back by Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril. FOX Sports commmentators Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, as well as former National Football League head of officiating Mike Pereira, also publicly disagreed with the ejection, which ultimately cost Seattle a touchdown. Eddie brings another excellent player to their football team.

But that was of little solace as the Seahawks suffered a third defeat in three years at historic Lambeau Field, by a combined 82-36 score.

That play was a missed opportunity for Seattle, as was another play in the first half when Wilson overthrew an open Tyler Lockett, who had a step on the secondary.

The Seahawks also know that this time, there are no ready excuses if Green Bay pulls away for another comfortable win. Green Bay found the end zone on the very next play on a Ty Montgomery run, moving into a 7-3 advantage. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn't tell everyone to R-E-L-A-X, but he had another iconic press conference where he said the coach is fine and the team can run the table. We had a chance to to do it at the end but couldn't get off the field. If the game somehow resembles a shootout, that will bode in Green Bay's favor. Seattle's defensive struggles down the stretch can be attributed to being on the field for 74 plays, compared to 48 plays for Green Bay's defense. Kyle Murphy will get the start in Bulaga's place while right guard Jahri Evans will be making his first regular-season start for the Packers. "It's hard to imagine what more he can do or how much better he can play". With various pass rushers including Michael Bennett, Rodgers could potentially be sacked multiple times and the Seahawks could potentially dominate the battle at the line of scrimmage. Referee John Parry said that Lane had thrown a punch.

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Adams looked to have his hands on Lane's face mask when Lane retaliated, drawing the flag.

Few quarterbacks are able to put up big numbers against Seattle's pass defense, which has been the backbone of the team's success over the last five years. Either side of half time, the Patriots nudged their way into the lead, winning each quarter 10-7, to head into the fourth with a healthy six point lead. That made it 3-0 Seahawks when the two teams headed to halftime. Lacy managed just 6 yards on 4 carries. After two running plays that went nowhere, Wilson completed a 34-yard, scramble throw to Doug Baldwin, then ran 29-yards for a first down.

Wilson was 6 of 13 for 58 yards through the air.

Prior to that, Lacy was often criticized for his weight problems that led to inconsistent production on the field following his two first seasons that saw him record at least 1,100 rushing yards.

Offensively, Seattle will look to run the ball more.