The Packers probably don't need any extra incentive when facing the Seahawks, particularly with the memory of their fourth-quarter NFC championship collapse in Seattle still fresh and painful.
Yet, when they figure out that a win at Lambeau Field gives them a two-game lead over the two-time defending conference champions, they could be even more stoked. Even if they aren't saying so.
Seattle's ID has been as a defensive force. But the Seahawks rank an unflattering 20th after the loss to the Rams, and All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman has been seeing time as a slot defender.
"I think it's always too early to think about playoff ramifications, because you have to play the game, you have to deal with that, and so many things change," Sherman says. "
Green Bay comes off a solid enough win at longtime rival Chicago in its opener, while Seattle was stumbling at St. Louis. That makes the math easy heading into Week 2. No matter what each side says.