CenturyLink Field has been a house of horrors for the Packers. From a certain fail by the replacement refs to the nightmare of blowing a lead in the NFC Championship Game, Green Bay has been entirely unsuccessful in that stadium over the past six years, and they have won just a single contest there since the stadium’s opening in 2002.
In 2018, however, they may have their best chance at a win in recent memory. John Schneider’s team appears to be on a downturn, as the defense is suddenly in need of a rebuild — particularly in the secondary. If the Packers can stay reasonably healthy through ten weeks of this season, they should be favored to win when the two teams play on Thursday night in week 11, which could be the first win by a road team in this series since that lone Packers win at CenturyLink (then called Qwest Field) in 2008.
Looking ahead isn’t a possibility for the Packers’ new punter, however, and neither apparently is looking back. As we keep learning more about JK Scott, this writer at least feels confident about his ability to transition from college football to the NFL without much difficulty.
Check out these items and much more below and keep an eye out later today as we begin our predictions for the 53-man roster at the end of training camp.
Small details are big focus for rookie punter JK Scott | Packers.com
Worried about playing in his first NFL game? That’s not the case for Scott, who’s so hyper-focused on his own details and technique that he can’t even remember whether the snaps he receive are any good.
Packers could face vulnerable Seahawks secondary in return to Seattle | Packersnews.com
CenturyLink Field wasn't the same intimidating atmosphere last year that it has been over the previous half-decade or so; the Seahawks went just .500 there in 2017, nearly matching the six losses they totaled at home between 2012 and 2016.
James Washington a workhorse for Steelers and family farm | ESPN
Remind you of anybody else? Perhaps a recently-departed Packers wideout? *sheds single tear*
NFL updated its helmet contact rule, making it even harder to decipher - SBNation.com
With no Gene Steratore or Ed Hochuli around to give courtroom-worthy explanations of penalties, how will we really know what referees are thinking?
Which long-suffering NFL player would you save from a losing team? - SBNation.com
The answer for me is absolutely Joe Thomas.
2018 NFL Supplemental Draft offers value; Keenan Allen's secret - NFL.com
Don't forget about the Supplemental Draft, which takes place on Wednesday. Sam Beal is the big target, but Virginia Tech corner Adonis Alexander will likely garner a late-round pick as well.
JetBlue crew saves Massachusetts couple's French bulldog during flight to Worcester | masslive.com
Poor little Darcy was having trouble breathing on the plane, but a flight attendant who has a French Bulldog of his own jumped into action to get the pupper an oxygen mask -- likely saving her life.
Finally, our friends at Brew Crew Ball saw three Milwaukee Brewers named to the National League’s All-Star team this weekend. A fourth and totally deserving player, Jesus Aguilar, was left off, but could make it in on the league’s Final Vote. I would urge you to vote for Aguilar, and if you are inclined to do so, click here.