Pre-season aside, the Seattle Seahawks haven’t won a football game since the last time they played the Green Bay Packers.
Of course, taken out of context, that makes the Seattle Seahawks sound a lot worse than they really are. After Seattle defeated the Packers in last year’s NFC Championship game, they lost to the Patriots in the Super Bowl. The Seahawks also lost this season’s game opener to the St. Louis Rams, 34-31.
In an attempt to get back to their winning ways, the Seahawks travel to Wisconsin for a rematch of last year’s conference title game. But, as ESPN reported, the Seattle Seahawks will be facing a different Green Bay Packers this time around.
After losing to the Seahawks last year, the Packers’ special teams coach (Shawn Slocum) and offensive play caller (Tom Clements) got the ax, and they replaced injured receiver Jordy Nelson with James Jones.
The Seattle Seahawks made some changes, as well. Notably, Seattle picked up tight end Jimmy Graham. Safety Kam Chancellor won’t play for Seattle, as he continues to hold out for a new contract.
The Seahawks’ last two losses were nothing to be ashamed of. It looked as though Seattle would get a touchdown in their final drive as it was 2nd and 1. In what is widely regarded as one of the worst called plays in Super Bowl history, Russell threw an interception that cemented the New England Patriots’ victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
Seattle then had to start the 2015 season by travelling to St. Louis to face their division rivals. The Rams scored a touchdown with just 53 seconds left in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime. After a failed Seahawk onside kick, the Rams nailed a field goal. Seattle was unable to respond.
On top of Chancellor being unavailable, the Seattle Seahawks also have their offensive line to worry about. The five Seattle linemen had their first real game as a unit just a week ago, and they took a lot of heat after the loss. Seahawks fans are hoping that the line will become more cohesive as the season continues. Going up against Green Bay after the difficult loss to St. Louis could mean a baptism by fire for the new Seattle O-line.
Will new tight end Graham be enough to help the Seattle Seahawks beat Green Bay again? The Seattle Seahawks against the Green Bay Packers (available to stream online) begins at 8:30 p.m. EST, live from Lambeau Field.
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