Lambeau Loss: Seahawks fall in AP Pro32 Poll, Packers to No

Marco Green
September 15, 2017

Seahawks lead series, 21-15. The Seahawks have won six straight and eight of the last nine meetings. They lost one-score games at Soldier Field last year to the Titans and Packers, just as they did a year earlier to the Packers, Vikings, Broncos and Redskins, all of whom made that season's playoffs.

The 49ers are in a rebuild mode under new general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan. If the 49ers can not solidify the interior of the line in time for Sunday, then it will be another long afternoon for Hoyer and the offense and whatever progress San Francisco has made will remain masked in one of the toughest fixtures of a schedule that is far from easy. Brian Hoyer completed 24 of 35 passes for 193 yards, no touchdowns but one interception. The offense gained a total of 225 yards, with 90 on the ground. On offense, they're much the same.

Seattle, Houston, Green Bay, and the Giants were stymied by truly shocking performances across the offensive line. "... They are all skilled in a lot of areas and some of them have different skill sets that we can use as well". It also bears mentioning that Seattle has likely the worst offensive line in football. The team averaged just 1.9 yard per rush on all other carries. He has been in a walking boot and will not play vs. the Seahawks. Tackles Rees Odhiambo and Germain Ifedi struggled to keep pressure off Wilson from the edges, while Green Bays Mike Daniels was a problem for the interior of the line. In holding the Panthers relatively in check following the Foster injury, the 49ers displayed admirable resilience, but that will be tested severely in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks.

The on-side kickoff to open their loss to the Raiders - and their season - was a surprise coming from a team that tied for a division crown previous year and probably didn't need such a gambit to stay with the Raiders.

Seattle now has a chance to back to.500, while the 49ers will be looking for their first win in Seattle since 2011. Sherman and Garcon had heated battles when Garcon was with Washington.

The Seahawks were limited to three field goals in the game.

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Seahawks DT Nazair Jones. The numbers won't completely blow anyone away, but the expectation for Lacy in his second game was that he'd be able to turn a corner and play a decisive role in this rushing attack. He made seven tackles and forced a fumble in the last game in Seattle. Quarterback Russell Wilson rarely had time to pass against the Packers and was sacked three times.

Although the Cowboys only finished with one touchdown, they were the only team that did not go three-and-out in Week 1. Seattle DE Michael Bennett had 1.5 sacks in Week 1 and is aiming for his sixth game in a row with a sack. Seattle is also 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games in Week 2, and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall. Though the offensive line has fallen apart in recent years, the Seahawks are still largely a grind-it-out team, and Carson fits the mold of an ideal running back for that type of offense.

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