NFL PREVIEW: GREEN BAY @ SEATTLE
September 19, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
GREEN BAY PACKERS (1-1) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (1-1)
PACKERS: QB AARON RODGERS is 2-0 vs. Sea., completing 33 of 53 (62.3 pct.) for 445 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 107.8 rating. Incl. playoffs, Packers have won past 18 starts when Rodgers has 100+ rating…RB CEDRIC BENSON rushed 11 times for 89 yards (8.1 avg.) & TD (43 yards) in last game vs. Sea. (11/18/07 with Chi.)…In career, WR JORDY NELSON has 21 rec. TDs & avg. 32.1 yards per TD. WR GREG JENNINGS has 15 catches for 266 yards (88.7 per game) & 3 TDs in past 3 meetings (incl. playoffs). Aims for 3rd MNF game in row with TD. WR-PR-KR RANDALL COBB is only player in NFL with 90+ rec. (97), 90+ PR (96), 90+ KR (94) & 25+ rush (28) yards. TE JERMICHAEL FINLEY has 25 catches for 389 yards (97.3 per game) & 3 TDs in past 4 on MNF…CB TRAMON WILLIAMS had 2 INTs last week. Since 2010 (incl. playoffs), leads NFL with 15 INTs. Since joining GB in 2006, DB CHARLES WOODSON has 38 INTs (2nd in NFL) & 9 INT-TDs (1st in NFL). LB CLAY MATTHEWS aims for 3rd in row with 2.5+ sacks…SEAHAWKS: Rookie QB RUSSELL WILSON recorded 112.7 rating last week & 1st career win…RB MARSHAWN LYNCH aims for 7th in row at home with 100+ rush yards. In past 6 at home, has rushed for 712 yards (118.7 per game) & 6 TDs. Since Nov. 2011, Lynch leads NFL with 1,148 rush yards. RB-PR-KR LEON WASHINGTON is 2nd in NFL with 38.3 KR avg. & ranks 2nd in NFC with 14.5 PR avg....WR SIDNEY RICE has rec. TD in 4 of 6 vs. GB. TE ANTHONY MC COY had 1st career TD catch (22 yards) last week. WR BRAYLON EDWARDS had 1st career TD (career-long 80 yards) vs. GB (9/18/05 with Cle.)…LB MALCOLM SMITH blocked punt last week & S JERON JOHNSON returned it for TD. DE CHRIS CLEMONS has 12 sacks in past 17. Aims for 3rd MNF game in row with sack. CB RICHARD SHERMAN has INT in 3 of past 5.