The Packers D is not known for its speed up front. Wilson and every other running QB they face seem to give them fits. Keep him in the pocket and hope the coverage behind is adequate or rush him all-out and risk him running to daylight? Tough choice.
And then there's Marshawn Lynch. The Packer D is not known for its tackling prowess, either. This will be a tough game but its hardly un-winnable.I think this is a game where Clay will be best used inside. I would spy him on Wilson and let Daniels, Peppers and Jones handle the bulk of the pass rush duties. Force Wilson to beat us with his arm rather than his feet. If anyone can do that, it's Matthews.
They double-teamed him a lot and used a back for help most of the day. That freed up the other side a great deal. It's a damn if you do damned if you don't kind of thing. Either way. Matthews had an impact.I thought Matthews was pretty much a non factor today; a lot of running around with not much to show for it. Peppers was big today. They'll need both next week.
Anyone who thinks we are going to blowout the Seahawks is delusional. Here is an amazing statistic.
Including the playoffs, Russell Wilson is 41-13 as starter. Of those thirteen loses, only one loss was by more than one possession. That would be against the Chargers earlier this year, when they lost by nine points. In all of those loses, they trailed by more than two possessions only once. And that was on the road against Atlanta in the playoffs when they fell behind 20-0. If we win, it's going to be a close and hard fought game. It won't be a runaway win.