September 29, 1996 in Sports

Scouting Report

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Player matchups Passing PC-PA Yds. TD Int.

Rick Mirer, Seattle 66-120 672 1 5

Brett Favre, Green Bay 73-118 937 12 2

Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD

Chris Warren, Seattle 53 129 2.4 0

Lamar Smith, Seattle 16 109 6.8 2

Edgar Bennett, Green Bay 54 253 4.7 1

Dorsey Levens, G. Bay 30 112 3.7 1

Receiving Rec. Yds. AVG. TD

Brian Blades, Seattle 20 224 11.2 1

Joey Galloway, Seattle 14 221 15.8 0

Robert Brooks, G. Bay 17 276 16.2 3

Antonio Freeman, G. Bay 11 156 14.2 1

Injuries

Seahawks: G Pete Kendall (knee), doubtful; DE Antonio Edwards (knee), LB James Logan (leg) doubtful, LB Eric Unverzagt (groin), TE Ronnie Williams (hamstring), LB Terry Wooden (hamstring) questionable.

Packers: WR Terry Mickens (ankle), doubtful; DT Bob Kuberski (knee), questionable; C Mike Arthur (knee), probable.

Analysis

Having navigated past one Bay, Tampa last week, Seattle goes fishing in a bigger and better Bay, Green.

The Packers will be peeved after losing - again - at Minnesota. Green Bay is winless in its last five games at the Metrodome, which doesn’t mean much to Seattle except that football in the Metrodome is played on artificial turf, just like the Kingdome.

And Green Bay doesn’t seem to play well unless it’s on green grass. Under Holmgren, the Packers are 4-19 on the fake stuff, a real problem.

So what are we saying? That the Seahawks can upset the mighty Pack? That the Pack will fail to show for fear of turf toe? That Paul Allen will buy the Pack instead of the Seahawks and plant bluegrass seed in the Dome by Monday?

None of the above. It means Seattle might give ‘em a good game, but winning this one will require planetary alignment, Rick Mirer’s best day and Ken Griffey hitting a game-winning homer. Pack by 9.

, DataTimes


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