The Green Bay Packers will be facing the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday (September 20) in what could be dubbed as one of the most widely anticipated in the NFL this season. It could be recalled that the Aaron Rodgers-led team lost to Russell Wilson's group during the NFC Championship Game, which is known as the match that saw the departure and revamp of almost the entire coaching staff of the Green Bay Packers. As the second week of the NFL regular season approaches, the Seattle Seahawks are bracing themselves for the anticipated revenge of the Green Bay Packers this Sunday.
"It's the second game of the year," said Aaron Rodgers, referring to the game of the Green Bay Packers against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2 of the current NFL season, according to ESPN. The Green Bay Packers quarterback added, "It's a long season. We're one game in. Your identity as a team is formed throughout the year. You've just got to look at it as Game 2. Every one's important, especially with a conference opponent who is a talented team. But, yeah, we've got to take care of business at home."
With what appears to be a crucial game coming up this weekend, the Green Bay Packers are scrambling to prepare its players. The recent injury incurred by linebacker Sam Barrington has placed the roster at a disadvantage, especially since Aaron Rodgers is still reeling with the loss of Jordy Nelson from the Green Bay Packers team. Moreover, the Seattle Seahawks are entering the Week 2 match as health as ever. Apart from that, Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch are just itching to prove their worth following the botched game the Seattle Seahawks played in Week 1 against the New York Giants.
The Sunday night game will see Sam Barrington's sub, Nate Palmer, make his way to the starting line against the Seattle Seahawks - a scene that might keep repeating throughout the NFL season as the serious foot injury of the linebacker is reportedly severe enough to cost him the entire year.
"Nate Palmer gives us the ability to play both inside and outside," stated head coach Mike McCarthy, according to Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. The Green Bay Packers coach added, "He had some production in the first game. He'll be a week better, just having the reps and being able to rep the whole plan. That always helps. We're going to do some things and do some different things and we'll see how it works out Sunday."