Seahawks vs Packers: Game Preview

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Aug 28, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Jeremy Stewart (32) is defended by Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


The Seahawks boast possibly the most versatile linebacking core in the NFL with Bobby Wagner‘s sideline-to-sideline speed, K.J. Wright‘s pass coverage, Bruce Irvin‘s pass rushing and Malcolm Smith‘s uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time (i.e. NFC Championship game-winning interception, Superbowl INT return TD and MVP). However, the Packers generate most of their pressure with their linebackers, including All-Pro Clay Matthews. A.J. Hawk has been nothing but a 100-tackle machine since entering the NFL and Peppers should be good for 8-10 sacks.

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