Posted on Sunday, December 11, 2016
BY DAN ZIELINSKI
With snow expected at kickoff for a second consecutive week, it will add to the intrigue when the Green Bay Packers take on the Seattle Seahawks this afternoon at Lambeau Field.
Last week, the Packers escaped with a 21-13 victory over the mediocre Houston Texans. But unlike the Texans, the Seahawks are an elite team that’s capable of winning the Super Bowl.
The Seahawks have a track record of success in December and are capable of making game-changing plays in all phases of the game.
Due to the weather, the Packers have to come out and establish the running game early. Instead of giving the ball to James Starks, who doesn’t understand how to run downhill, the Packers need to try a series of plays with fullback Aaron Ripkowski and tailback Christine Michael in the backfield.
Expect a close game, but the Packers haven’t proven they can beat a good team, so it’s hard to pick them against one of the best teams in the league.
Prediction: Seahawks 20, Packers 17