Zielinski: Packers are ready to roll

By DAN ZIELINSKI

A marquee matchup in Week 1, the Green Bay Packers host the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field in what could be a preview of a potential NFC Championship Game matchup later in the season.

The Packers beat the Seahawks, 38-10, on a cold, snowy December afternoon last season, which was Seattle’s most lopsided loss since 2011. It also marked the second consecutive season the Packers beat the Seahawks in Green Bay.

The Packers are the best team in the NFC after they improved their defense and added even more weapons for Aaron Rodgers in the offseason.

As Mike McCarthy enters his 12th season at the helm of the Packers, this year’s squad is arguably his best. The Seahawks haven’t won at Lambeau since 1999, and don’t expect that to change this season.

Prediction: Packers 27, Seahawks 20

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