The NFL season is finally upon us and boy does it kickoff with a great matchup. Green Bay visits Seattle In a rematch of the “fail marry” game with the replacement referees. This matchup is different though. Seattle is more seasoned, and have a Super Bowl win under their belts. Not to mention just more experience for their younger players. Green Bay has upped their veteran presence on defense by adding Julius Peppers and drafting a great rookie Ha Ha Clinton Dix in their secondary.
Look for this one to be close just like the season opener two years ago. The Parry referee crew tonight has called more defensive penalties, almost double, than any other officiating crew this pre season.
Last I checked, Covers.com had the spread at -6 for Seattle and the over under at 46.5. This game will end in a field goal or less separating the teams. Seattle has only lost two games at home the past two years but could’ve been three if the refs got the call right last time these two teams played.
My prediction tonight gives the Packers the win, 24-21. Even if you don’t think the Packers can win, take them for the points, they won’t let the Hawks blow them out like the Broncos. Also you need to take the under since Seattle’s defense is already very good and Green Bay’s has gotten better.
Tune in later this week for my weekend predictions.