Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, Sept. 18 - about your Seattle Seahawks two days before the team takes on the Green Bay Packers Sunday night at Lambeau Field. Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m. PT on NBC.
Week 2 Picks & Predictions
Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com explains how history hasn't been in the Seahawks' favor at Lambeau Field, but still picks Seattle to win, 31-27, "Seattle's epic comeback in the NFC Championship Game was the Packer's epic collapse, and this Week-2 meeting revisits what has become one of the league's better inter-division rivalries. Seattle has beaten the Packers three times in the previous three seasons, including the playoffs. All those games were in Seattle, though. Now the Seahawks play at Lambeau Field, where they haven't won since 1999. They've lost four in a row there, including a pair of playoff games. The last two games, Seattle has been outscored 90-30."
NFL Nation reporters Rob Demovsky and Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com offer predictions for Sunday's game between the two clubs they cover, with each writer thinking the opposite team will come out ahead.
Demovsky, who covers the Packers, sees a 27-21 Seahawks victory, "The Packers finally have the Seahawks at Lambeau Field after losing three straight to Seattle out West. In those three games, Rodgers has just two touchdown passes and three interceptions. Rodgers hasn't thrown an interception at home since Dec. 2, 2012. That streak could come to an end on Sunday."
Kapadia, who covers the Seahawks, sees a 27-24 Packers win, "Given that Nick Foles was able to produce eight pass plays of 20-plus yards, what is Aaron Rodgers going to do? The Seahawks should be able to run the ball effectively with Marshawn Lynch, but unless they can get a number of issues on defense corrected quickly, they'll be staring 0-2 in the face."
Don Banks at SI.com shares his picks and predictions for Week 2, seeing a 31-20 Packers win.
Elliot Harrison at NFL.com predicts a 20-17 win for Green Bay.
All five Around the League analysts at NFL.com pick the Packers to top the Seahawks.
Seven-of-eight NFL experts at CBSSports.com pick the Packers to beat the Seahawks.
And 12-of-13 NFL analysts at ESPN.com are taking Green Bay over Seattle.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, as we share of photo of a large group of 12s celebrating Seahawks Blue Friday.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle says the Seahawks defense thinks the mistakes it made against the St. Louis Rams in Week 1 are easily correctable. Boyle also highlights Richard Sherman's versatility after the All-Pro cover man saw time as Seattle's nickel cornerback at St. Louis.
Defensive end Michael Bennett peppered in plenty of jokes at his Thursday press conference while offering insight on Sunday's game against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.
Seahawks center Drew Nowak, a Green Bay native, is looking forward to Sunday's game against the team he grew up rooting for.
Linebacker Bruce Irvin, defensive end Demarcus Dobbs, and right tackle Garry Gilliam were new additions to the Seahawks' injury report on Thursday.
The Packers will be playing without Bryan Bulaga against Seattle after the team's starting right tackle hurt his knee in practice this week.
Rob Rang at Scout.com identifies three individual matchups that could go a long way in determining the outcome of Sunday's game.
Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com pegs Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers as a person of interest heading into Sunday's game.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times says tight end Jimmy Graham is fitting in nicely with the Seahawks.
Jimmy Graham, Marshawn Lynch, and Russell Wilson appear on NFL.com's list of the Top 25 fantasy football players for Week 2.
And Setfanie Loh at the Seattle Times profiles former Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant, who will join 24 other Cougar greats as the newest members of the Washington State University Athletic Hall of Fame. Go Cougs.
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