Friday, September 15, 2017

Seattle at Green Bay — The Game #1

It’s been a busy week, putting us behind in posting these photos from last Sunday’s Seahawks at Packers game at Lambeau Field. Above and below, fans tailgate in the stadium parking lot — a tradition for over half a century.

The new permanent structure — the Johnsonville Tailgate Village on the east side of Lambeau Field — replaces the previous tent, and is very popular on game day, as can be seen here and the following two images.

The view (above and below) upon walking into Lambeau Field just after the gates open — which is always two hours prior to kickoff.

A couple of views along the Packers’ sideline as things are being set up for the game.

QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) talks with a couple of members of the Seattle staff during the early warm-up period.

Seattle Head Coach Pete Carroll.

TE Martellus Bennett (#80) throwing the ball around along the sideline.

QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) stretching and warming up.

WR Jordy Nelson (#87).

The “specialists” — P Justin Vogel (#8), K Mason Crosby (#2), and LS Brett Goode (#61).

This bird was perched on the FOX sideline microphone, and later was on the field during pre-game festivities. He was captured with a net and released outside.

WR Randall Cobb (#18).

Three Noon games-in-progress were shown on the Lambeau Field HD boards during warm-ups, since the Packers’ game did not start until 3:25 p.m.

A FOX cameraman.

Packers players come out for their final pre-game drills after suiting up in their home colors.

Seattle defensive players limbering up in the north end zone.

Former Packer RB Eddie Lacy (#27).

Haven’t seen this guy before — in the north end zone front row.

The two featured alumni for the Seattle game were former CB Willie Buchanon (1972-78), and former RB John Brockington (1971-77).

National anthem time, with Blues Traveler’s front man John Popper on the harmonica, followed by a flyover with two F-16s.

Getting ready for the kickoff to the 2017 Packers’ season.

Seattle with the ball first, after the Packers won the toss, but elected to defer their possession to the second half kickoff.

QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) making some signals at the line of scrimmage.

QB Aaron Rodgers (#12) making his first throw of the 2017 season.

More offensive passing action.

Coming next: Part II.

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