Green Bay Packers (+7.5) vs Seattle Seahawks (-7.5)
Oddly enough, since I am from the Pacific Northwest, this game doesn’t feel as big as last years. Granted the Seahawks were at home against their rival San Francisco in what many call the actual Super Bowl last season (no offense Denver, but that was awful) and Seattle was on the verge of the second ever Super Bowl appearance, this game has an essence of “we’ve been there before.”
Green Bay of course is hobbled by the fact that Aaron Rodger’s leg might be getting an endorsement from Jell-O any day now. The Packers still have the skill position players around him to move the ball, but it’s a bit difficult for Randall Cobb or Jordy Nelson to get the ball when no one throws it to them. Eddie Lacy will also have a challenge trying to run against the Seattle D but the fact that he has to play against Ndamukong Suh twice a year should’ve removed every bit of fear he has left in his body, like a lobotomy.
With the line being above a touchdown for a Seattle offense that doesn’t necessary win games with offense, it is going to be a bit of a stretch for them to reach that lead. Then again, Green Bay was blown out in Seattle to open this season. I see them coming full circle and getting a sense of deja vu. Plus Green Bay’s colors are green and yellow and unless you are talking about the Seattle Supersonics (SAVE OUR SONICS!), those colors aren’t received well in the land of the University of Washington.
Pick: Seattle Seahawks (-7.5)