The Green Bay Packers are back on track.
After the opening day letdown against the San Francisco 49ers, the Packers rebounded nicely last Thursday against the archrival Chicago Bears with an impressive 23-10 victory. The Packers sacked Bears quarterback Jay Cutler seven times and intercepted him four times. Clay Matthews continued his resurgence with 3.5 sacks, although he arguably could have had more.
Monday night, after a quasi-bye week with having 11 days between games, the Packers play their first road game of the 2012 regular season and make a trip out west to face the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field.
Last week, the Seahawks handily defeated the Dallas Cowboys 27-7. Marshawn Lynch ran for 129 yards (with 100 yards coming in the second half) and rookie quarterback Russell Wilson was much better than he was in Week 1 finishing 15-20 for 151 yards and one touchdown. More importantly, Wilson did not turn the ball over.
Let’s take a closer look at this week’s opponent
Scouting the Seahawks
When the 2012 regular season schedule was released, many members of Packer Nation had this game circled as a big one. It was expected that former Packers backup Matt Flynn, who signed with Seattle in the offseason, would get to face off against mentor Aaron Rodgers in a classic student/teacher battle.