There’s a spring in the step of every American male today because the NFL is back in our lives again. The NFL Kickoff 2014 starts tonight on NBC when the reigning Super Bowl Champs, the Seattle Seahawks, welcome their NFC rival the Green Bay Packers into Century Link field in Seattle. The Seahawks are one of the best home teams in the league.
They won the Super Bowl last season thanks to the great play of rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, and their scary tough defense, nicknamed the Legion of Boom. The defense of Seattle is led by cornerback Richard Sherman. Sherman has reached the heights of NFL stardom post Super Bowl by appearing in the Chunky Soup ad campaign. Across the field the Green Bay Packers are led by Aaron Rodgers, one of the best quarterbacks in the league. The Packers high octane offense is a tough test for Seattle. Wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb will be a tough assignment for the Seattle secondary.
In the end though our prediction is that the raucous home crowd in Seattle will be the difference in this match-up, and Seattle will pull away by the end of the 3rd quarter.
Date: Thursday, September 4th
Episode Title: 2014 NFL Kickoff
Start Time: 7:30 pm ET is Pre-Game. Kickoff is 8:30 pm ET
Online Stream: NBC.com