Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks: 5 matchups to watch

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2. Packers receivers vs Seahawks corners

Geronimo Allison was placed on Injured Reserve, and Cobb was ruled out. This is the week to see a lot of the rookies outside of Davante Adams. Marquez Valdes-Scantling has been coming on strong the last few weeks. He has a good matchup against Justin Coleman, and the Packers should take advantage of his elite speed. They should do the same with fellow rookie Equanimeous St. Brown against Shaquill Griffin.

Adams is a legitimately elite receiver, so it will be interesting to see how the Seahawks attempt to take him away. Even if they choose to double cover him all game, he will still see more than his fair number of targets. Tre Flowers has improved as the year has gone on, but he is no match for Adams.

We could also see some snaps for fourth-round pick J’Mon Moore who has struggled to get consistent work behind the more polished Valdes-Scantling and St. Brown. The Packers rarely go to four wide receiver sets, but it wouldn’t be the worst decision due to the athleticism that would be on the field. Elite athletes cause mismatches, so the Seahawks would be in a severe struggle to figure out how to cover all the weapons at Rodgers’ disposal.