09
Jan
08

NFL Playoff Predictions: Seahawks at Green Bay

The Seahawks defense showed us all last week why they are the biggest reason that Seattle is making not only a trip to the playoffs as NFC Weak West champs again, but also that the Birds are going all the back to Green Bay for another playoff game where you can bet you will not hear former Packer backup Matt Hasselbeck declare that his team is going to win. I wonder how many times on Saturday we’ll get to see Matt and his infamous declaration of impending victory before kickoff. Can you imagine if this game goes to overtime?? That would be fun to see, especially if the ‘Hawks won the coin toss. Pray to the football, gods, people.

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So, can the Seahawks win this game in Green Bay? Hell, yes, they can. But I don’t think they will. Firstly, the Redskins played in a manner that helped the defense last week and the Packers are not going to make dumb, dumb mistakes like Santana Moss did when he decided not to stop Marcus Trufant from heading towards the end zone after a Todd Collins interception. Mind you, most of the rest of the Skins offense forgot they were supposed to start playing defense after an INT as well, and they simply watched as Trufant ran by and scored. Horrible.

Next, Brett Favre is no Todd Collins and, as such, should have a much better day than his Redskins counterpart against the vaunted Seahwaks defense. Of course, a lot of that will depend upon whether or not the Pack can get Ryan Grant and the running game going in order to keep the Hawks D honest and relive some of what otherwise will be a helluva ton of pressure coming into Favre’s pocket.

Matt Hasselbeck’s thigh pad was broken when Fred Smoot of the Skins hit him hard on a play early last week. Hasselbeck has been icing his leg and trying to work out what the team is now calling a thigh contusion. Basically, that means a bruise, but a bad one. Often the muscle fibers and connective tissues are crushed without breaking the skin. In other words, Matt won’t be running much, not that he was any kind of Steve Young anyway, but it is something to worry about if you are a Seattle fan. Matt is tough, though, you gotta give him that.

The Yardstick for this Divisional Playoff game favors Green Bay by five points. Yesterday, it was six. Yeah, once you think about it, this should be a pretty tight game.

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[Photo found on here on Deadspin]

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2 Responses to “NFL Playoff Predictions: Seahawks at Green Bay”


  1. January 10, 2008 at 3:55 am

    I always had the “WTF?” reaction to Hasselbeck’s “…AND WE’RE GONNA SCORE.” It made more sense last week when he said he was just having fun like a bunch of kids in the backyard with the Packer s because he knew everyone from his time there. I can see that. I hear he is quite the joker. After hearing that I think it’s pretty funny and it’s something I would do…if I was playing in an NFL playoff game against a bunch of old friends instead of huddled over a laptop trying to talk myself into getting up for more coffee.

  2. January 10, 2008 at 7:13 am

    Mmmmm…coffee. I’m with you on the reaction to his remarks. Took me a while to get the joke, too. Hasselbeck is quite the joker. I remember him talking about his dad once and how his old man use to tell him, “Son, there are three kinds of people in this world. Those who can count, and those who can’t.”


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