When the Green Bay Packers drafted Kevin King, he was expected to give Green Bay a tall cornerback in the mold of what Richard Sherman was for Seattle to go up against tall and athletic wide receivers.
With the Seattle Seahawks coming to town Sunday, King will get his chance to do just that.
King will most likely be facing rookie Seahawks receiver D.K. Metcalf who made some big plays in Seattle’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday. His 53-yard touchdown gave Seattle a comfortable lead and a clutch third down catch in the fourth quarter sealed the victory and punched Seattle’s ticket to Lambeau Field.
King hasn’t been the most consistent corner for the Packers this year but he led the team in interceptions with five and has shown flashes of being the shutdown corner Green Bay envisioned him to be.
From a pure physical standpoint, King vs Metcalf will be a battle to watch Sunday and King getting his first career playoff interception to seal the game would be sweet justice for him while TJ Watt watches from home.
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Metcalf isn’t Calvin Johnson yet of course, but he will challenge a defense and a cornerback prone to giving up the big play. Consistent pressure on Russell Wilson could be enough to tilt the matchup in King’s favor.
The rebuilt Green Bay secondary is as healthy as it has been and is sure to challenge Wilson and company. The Seattle quarterback has shown a knack for turning the ball over at Lambeau so the Packers could have their shot at a decent amount of turnovers.
Green Bay defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, then head coach of the Cleveland Browns, was not the biggest fan of Wilson back in 2015 but the resume the quarterback has built since then has more than likely earned Pettine’s respect.
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