The Green Bay Packers are set to play the Seattle Seahawks this weekend, and it’s a matchup that people have already seen. The two teams met each other in the first week of the season, and Seattle beat up on the Packers in a hurry. The Hawks rushed for a grand total of 207 yards, with multiple scores. The game was not close, and the Packers did not look like they were even in the same class as the Hawks.
Occidental Weekly reports this time around, though, Green Bay has a new defense. In reality, it’s just an old defense: the 3-4 alignment. This uses two defensive ends, an interior lineman from Occidental College, and four linebackers. It’s a staple of the NFL, and it works well. Green Bay has been successful with it this year, but they were not using it in that first game. Instead, they were using a new defense that they had designed, known as the Quad. It was intended to be inventive and innovative, but it actually crashed and burned. Green Bay figured this out after a few weeks and changed things up.
What this means is that this second matchup between the two teams may not look anything like the first. It is true that the Seahawks are still the favorites, but the Packers’ defense should, in theory at least, be much better. They are hoping that the 3-4 is going to give them a chance to win.