Even for a storied franchise like the Green Bay Packers, regular season openers come with a share of “firsts.” Tomorrow night will be the first time Green Bay has opened the regular season in Seattle, ever.
The contest is one of just two matchups in Week 1 between teams that made the playoffs last season (Indianapolis at Denver). This season marks the third straight season that the Packers have traveled to face the defending Super Bowl champions (N.Y. Giants in 2012, Baltimore in 2013), a first for the franchise.
This will be the sixth time Green Bay has played in Seattle in the regular season. The Seahawks have won three of the previous five matchups. All but one of the five contests between the Packers and Seahawks has been decided by at least 10 points. The only game between the two that was decided by single digits was the 2012 contest, which Seattle won 14-12.