Combine the intrigue that is sure to come with the first meeting between the two teams since the infamous “Fail Mary” game of 2012, and it might make for one of the best possible season openers, which is expected to take place on Thursday, Sept. 4.
Of course, the NFL schedule makers have other options for that marquee game, such as a rematch of the NFC Championship Game between the Seahawks and their NFC West-rival San Francisco 49ers. However, the 49ers are opening their new stadium in 2014 and therefore may be granted a Week 1 home game at the new Levi's Stadium.
And there's the possibility of a Super Bowl rematch because the Denver Broncos also play at Seattle this coming season, although perhaps the NFL wouldn't want a rematch of a 43-8 Super Bowl as its season opener.
Former Packers outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene, who recently resigned, is now the only player on the top-five list of career sacks not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He came up short again this year, suggesting voters think he was a one-trick pony.
And finally, in case you missed this from late last week, Seahawks general manager John Schneider took some time from his Super Bowl-week schedule to talk about his ties to the Packers and his hometown of Green Bay. Many around here wonder if someday he'll return.
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At ESPNWisconsin.com, Jason Wilde looked at how Schneider built the Seahawks' defense into a powerhouse and wondered if Packers GM Ted Thompson might follow his former underling's plan to rebuild his struggling defense.