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NFL: Packers vs Seahawks Preview and Analysis

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SeattleThe Green Bay Packers are set to open the season on Thursday against the defending champion Seattle Seahawks in Seattle as both teams are looking to open the season with a victory.

This game will be the first 1 of the regular season, not just for the teams involved, but for the entire NFL.

The Green Bay Packers are entering this season with eyes towards the playoffs, as they look to return to the post season following the strong arm of Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. The Packers hope to win the NFC North again this season, with their biggest competition for the division coming from the Chicago Bears, who are looking to avenge a week 17 loss last year that kept them out of the playoffs during the first year that head coach Marc Trestman had with the team.

The Seahawks, who open the season at home, have the bar set high again this season, as Russel Wilson and Richard Sherman look to lead the offense and defense respectively in pursuit of repeating as Superbowl champions. The Seahawks, of course, are also looking to win the NFC West again this year, and they will have to contend primarily with the always tough San Francisco 49ers. The Arizona Cardinals will also pose a legitimate threat within the division, but probably less so than the 49ers.

A victory in the opening game of the year would be a tremendous boost for both teams, as they enter the regular with their eyes towards a championship.

The line on this game is set at -6 in favor of the Seahawks. In addition, the over/under for the game is set at 46.5.

The Packers are looking for a tough win on the road to open the season, but the Legion of Boom will help shut down the Packers offense and give Seattle the victory 24-17.

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