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Tuesday Round-Up: NFL.com Previews ‘Must-See Matchups’ For 2017 Season
Good morning, 12s.
Here’s a look at what’s “out there” for today — Tuesday April 18— about your Seattle Seahawks: Read
Best Matchups For 2017
The 2017 NFL schedule has yet to be officially released, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look ahead to the enticing matchups we’ll see next season.
NFL.com’s Elliot Harrison previewed the 17 best matchups for 2017, which feature quarterback showdowns, old coaches against new teams and more.
Among the 17, the Seahawks were included twice, at No. 9 (vs Houston) and No. 2 (at Green Bay):
9) Houston Texans at Seattle Seahawks
With a premier quarterback, the Texans not only would be a contender, but it would make this Houston-Seattle matchup one of the very best games. Even without Tony Romo under center for Houston, though, this showdown offers plenty of intrigue. These two defenses should provide a fantastic game, especially with J.J. Watt and Earl Thomas healthy. Those are two of the best in the game at their respective positions. Moreover, how about last year's top-ranked defense versus the only unit in the modern era to lead the league in point allowed for four straight years (only snapping that streak this past season)? That's precisely why Texans at Seahawks is listed, because this should be one of the most physical matchups of the year. Now, imagine if Romo stepped out of the booth ... Nah.
2) Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers
There's been a lot of talk about Ty Montgomery becoming a permanent addition in the Green Bay backfield. Well, Eddie Lacy will take it to his former team from his new perch in the Seahawks' backfield. That makes Seahawks at Packers -- which hasn't produced wonderful games the last two years -- much more fun. How about immensely more fun? Never mind. Don't forget that, besides Russell Wilson going against Aaron Rodgers (they hold the top two career passer ratings in NFL history), Michael Bennett and Martellus Bennett will go at it, too.
Considering the talent level of Houston and Green Bay, it wouldn’t be surprising if the Seahawks play one or both of these games in primetime. Read
Tweet Of The Day
Today’s “Tweet of the Day” comes from the Seahawks Pro Shop, which showcased this year’s draft cap yesterday:
More From Around The Web
A look at where the Seahawks stand with their offensive line with the NFL Draft approaching.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times wonders if the Seahawks will add another quarterback in the draft.
Finally, ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia looks at cornerback prospects the Seahawks could target next week.Read