A trip to the Super Bowl is on the line.
The Green Bay Packers listed both their starting quarterback (Aaron Rodgers) and running back (Eddie Lacy) on the injury report as limited participants in Thursday’s practice. The team estimated that the two players would have been limited on Friday as well and gave both a probable chance to play on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in the NFC championship game. The Packers list four players on their injury report and the Seahawks list seven (two not injury related) on theirs.
If Seattle wants a second straight trip to the Super Bowl, here are three vital areas to focus on.
The Miami Dolphins are a team that is still forming its identity. The Green Bay Packers have seemed to find theirs over the past couple weeks.
The Miami Dolphins are confident they can keep up with a frantic scoring pace by Green Bay, although they’re not convinced that will be necessary.
If he must play in warm weather, Packers center Corey Linsley would rather it be a middle of a summer-like, sweltering heat. The kind of heat that might make him delusional after working out in the sun for three hours.
After going into the bye week on a positive note, the Dolphins will try and keep the momentum when the Packers invade Sun Life Stadium Sunday afternoon for a 2014 NFL Week 6 showdown.
At some point they will take a moment to acknowledge the celebration taking place around them. Pete Carroll and his team will step back from an offseason focused on forgetting what happened in 2013 and for a brief second appreciate the festivities commemorating Seattle’s first Super Bowl title.
Fantasy football players are also ready to go all-in on Thursday night. Finding favorable matchups in the first game on the schedule each week gives a player a big edge going into Sunday.
Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy had a spectacular year in 2013, but improvement by Lacy and a healthy Aaron Rodgers, the Packers may just end up being the NFL’s most balanced offense in 2014.