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Monday, February 3, 2014
Starter Pack: GB-Seattle could open '14

By Rob Demovsky

A roundup of what's happening on the Green Bay Packers beat.

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Packers are one of the possible opponents for the NFL's annual opening game against the reigning Super Bowl champions.

By virtue of winning the NFC North title in 2013, the Packers play at the NFC West champions -- which just so happens to be the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks.

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.

Here are Seattle's eight home opponents: Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, and Oakland Raiders.

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