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Predicting Top 5 Performers From Packers vs. Seahawks

Predicting The Five Best Players From Packers vs. Seahawks

Predicting The Five Best Players From Packers vs. Seahawks
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The last time the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks met, shenanigans ensued with the controversial “Fail Mary” play. Fast forward to Thursday night and the beginning of the 2014 NFL season and the Seahawks are looking to defend their title of Super Bowl champions while the Pack is looking to compete for that title. With two of the better teams in the league facing off, these five player are the most likely to shine on Thursday night.

5. Jarrett Boykin

5. Jarrett Boykin
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5. Jarrett Boykin

5. Jarrett Boykin
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While there are warranted doubts about the success that Aaron Rodgers will be able to have against Seattle, the third wide receiver for Green Bay could very well have a nice night. With Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb likely receiving a lot of attention from the Seahawks defense, Boykin should have some opportunities in this game.

4. Eddie Lacy

4. Eddie Lacy
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4. Eddie Lacy

4. Eddie Lacy
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Lacy probably won’t have as big of a game as others that he’s likely to have throughout the year, but he’s set up for some success. The Seahawks weren’t as dominant defending the run as they were the pass last season, the Packers are likely to give Lacy more work, and Lacy is incredibly talented. The second-year back could have a nice night.

3. Richard Sherman/Seahawks Defense

3. Richard Sherman/Seahawks Defense
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3. Richard Sherman/Seahawks Defense

3. Richard Sherman/Seahawks Defense
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The Seahawks defense is undoubtedly their greatest strength as their led by Sherman. The Packers are loaded with offensive talent, which will only serve to aid the case for Seattle’s defense when they are able to lock them up as they almost always do to opponents.

2. Percy Harvin

2. Percy Harvin
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2. Percy Harvin

2. Percy Harvin
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Though health is always an issue with Harvin, he’s healthy now and is an incredibly explosive playmaker. With him likely being featured in the Seahawks offense now, Harvin has the chance to take advantage of a still average-at-best Packers defense.

1. Marshawn Lynch

1. Marshawn Lynch
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1. Marshawn Lynch

1. Marshawn Lynch
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Speaking of the Packers’ average-at-best defense, Lynch is set to have success again this season even if he were to slightly regress. Considering the work he gets and the state of Green Bay’s defense, Lynch should be the star on Thursday night.