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Monday Night Takeaway – Week 3

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First and foremost, we’ve all been trying to stay positive on the officiating, but this game was absolutely atrocious. There were numerous blown calls on both sides of the ball culminating with a last second touchdown that looked like an interception to me, and I’m a Seattle fan. Repetitive errors are making football hard to watch, and more importantly, screwing up our fantasy leagues. The NFL owners need to correct this problem as the replacement refs are clearly “out over their skis” (Scott Van Pelt).

Green Bay 12, Seattle 14

Packers

Lost in the melee was a hard fought defensive football game. The biggest surprise for many around the country was a lack of efficiency from Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay aerial attack as Seattle did an excellent job in pass coverage causing havoc in the Packers backfield. As pointed out by Jon Gruden during the pre-game introduction, Seattle could be the best secondary in football with three Pro Bowlers, and a fourth player that should have been. Steve Young stated postgame that lost in the confusion was one of the best performances from a front four after the absolute mauling of Aaron Rodgrs including eight sacks.

At the conclusion of the game only Cedric Benson (64 yards and 1 TD) and the Green Bay DST were “startable” players. As we progress throughout the season make sure to monitor when your players are pitted against Seattle, and avoid them if possible.

Seattle

Through three games Russell Wilson has been the most ineffective fantasy player of the five rookie quarterbacks, hidden by an exceptional defense. So long as Wilson remains under center the only viable Seattle fantasy players are the Seahawks DST and Marshawn Lynch.