of CenturyLink Field. Who can blame them?The NFC championship game in the 2014 season was in their control until a fake punt by the Seahawks and some bad decisions by the Packers helped Seattle force overtime.Then Russell Wilson spoiled the Cheeseheads’ night with a 35-yard TD pass to Jermaine Kearse — brilliant throw Shaquill Griffin Color Rush Jersey
, even more brilliant catch — and Seattle headed to the Super Bowl. Many believe those Packers would have handled the New England Patriots for the league title. Hey, had Seahawks coaches not gone wacky at the end of that Super Bowl, Seattle would have beaten the Pats.Neither the Packers (4-4-1) nor Seahawks (4-5) looks like championship material. They might find a way to sneak into the playoffs, but a win Thursday night would be crucial in that chase.“I know they’re frustrated, too,” coach Pete Carroll says, noting his Seahawks have lost two in a row, both against the LA teams. “They’ve dropped a couple of games that they should’ve won and I’m sure their outlook … we’re kind of in a similar boat right here.“They’ve been a winning program for a really long time and we don’t think of them as anything other than that. I mean, it happens to be the Packers and the Seahawks, so it’s a big deal. We’ve had some great matchups in the past, so we’ve got to play good football.”Seattle, ranked 14th in the AP Pro32, is a 2½-point favorite over No. 13 Green Bay.SEAHAWKS, 26-23KNOCKOUT POOL: Green Bay did the job for us on Sunday, and now we go with ARIZONA. What? Look who the Cardinals are facing.No. 23 Denver (plus 7) at No. 5 Los Angeles ChargersChargers might be “the other team” in LA Delano Hill Color Rush Jersey
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, 20-10No. 17 Cincinnati (OFF) at No. 20 BaltimoreFlacco, Jackson or RG3 as Ravens QB? Won’t matter against Bungles’ defense.RAVENS, 29-23 First off, I know I owe you guys the Enemy Reaction: Doug Baldwin tribute that is well overdue, and I apologize for that. I’ve been fairly busy both with work and other non-work projects in recent..." Enemy ReactionTaking your requests for Enemy Reaction offseason special editions!New,28commentsPDTFirst off, I know I owe you guys the Enemy Reaction: Doug Baldwin tribute that is well overdue, and I apologize for that. I’ve been fairly busy both with work and other non-work projects in recent weeks, but I can assure you it will get done soon.Now on the topic of Enemy Reaction, I’ve done some offseason special editions over the past couple of years to keep the series fresh and interesting before the start of the regular season. I’ve done some classic Seahawks wins, as well as uh... this game. There have been tributes, draft compilations, and everything else in between.So from June until the regular season starts, I’m opening the floor to you guys. The Field Gulls community has braced this series for ten years — eight years under the current format, soon-to-be three years as a front page fixture — and it’s one of the few things I’m genuinely proud of. It’s only fair that the readers get some input on what special throwback Enemy Reactions they want to see throughout this offseason.I’m open to just about anything J.R. Sweezy Color Rush Jersey
, including remastered versions of old ones I previously did (such as Seahawks vs. Patriots in 2012, back when I only highlighted good plays by the Seahawks). If you want to go back to the Mike Holmgren era — really 2006-2008 because Field Gulls didn’t exist in 2005 — I’m all for it. The lime green jersey game from the Jim Mora season? Sure, if you’re into that. Russell Wilson’s first start? It ended in a loss but that’s not a disqualifying factor. Hell, due to a cross-country move, I never actually did the Seahawks 42 49ers 13 game from 2012.Keep in mind that Enemy Reaction thrives mostly off of game thread screenshots, so I will have to check through the archives to make sure it’s even feasible, but if it is, then that’s basically a green light.Leave your requests in the comments section or tweet me @mookiealexander and I’ll pick the best handful and get to work starting next month. Whether it’s a Seahawks win, a loss, or highlighting the best of a specific player, I’m all ears.In the meantime, be on the lookout for the Enemy Reaction: Doug Baldwin tribute.