5 Bold Predictions for Seattle Seahawks vs Green Bay Packers

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5 Predictions for the Fail Mary Revenge Game

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Just over two years ago, the Seattle Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers on a missed call for the ages, dubbed “Fail Mary.” In the middle of the NFL referee strike, the replacement refs made an improper “simultaneous possession” ruling, giving the touchdown to the Seahawks instead of calling it an interception for the Packers. It ranks among the worst missed calls in league history.

So now, the Packers are hungry for revenge.

5. Letroy Guion will be a major sore thumb

Letroy Guion
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5. Letroy Guion will be a major sore thumb

Letroy Guion
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After losing B.J. Raji to a torn biceps muscle, the Packers were forced to call on offseason acquisition Letroy Guion as their starting nose tackle. Guion has missed most of the offseason while battling a hamstring injury. Due to his rust and lack of overall ability, he’ll prove to be a major weakness for the Packers’ defense. He’ll get thrown around like a ragdoll and allow huge holes for the Seattle run game.

4. Percy Harvin won’t leave the game with an injury

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4. Percy Harvin won’t leave the game with an injury

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Last season, in Harvin’s first year with the Seahawks, the electric wide receiver managed an amazing 20 snaps during the regular season. This season, he’ll tally more snaps than that in the first game. By all accounts, Harvin is healthy heading into September, and should be ready to go when the Packers come to town. Even if he does take some hits against Green Bay, he will come out of this one unscathed.

3. Eddie Lacy will run for over 100 yards

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3. Eddie Lacy will run for over 100 yards

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The Packers haven’t recently been known as a run-first team but, when playing against the Legion of Boom, it will have to become a priority. The Seahawks have a tough defensive front, but do have some weaknesses against the run. With Lacy looking to enjoy a 2014 season in which he asserts himself as a true elite running back in the NFL, he’ll come up big and compile at least 100 against Seattle.

2. Marshawn Lynch will run for over 200 yards

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2. Marshawn Lynch will run for over 200 yards

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With his holdout over and Skittles on his side, Lynch will have a whale of a game to start the 2014 campaign. The Seahawks are already a run-oriented offense, and with Guion starting as the Packers’ nose tackle, it won’t be hard to create plenty of running lanes for Beast Mode. Before all is said and done, Lynch will have racked up at least 200 rushing yards on Green Bay.

1. The Seahawks will blow the Packers out

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1. The Seahawks will blow the Packers out

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The Packers will be coming to town hoping to exact some revenge for Fail Mary. That’s not going to happen. With a rebuilt defense and lackluster offensive line, it’s not going to be easy for Green Bay to keep the Seahawks at bay. They’re looking to start their Super Bowl defense off on the right foot, and should have no trouble with Russell Wilson and the Seattle defense firing on all cylinders right now.

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