The Seattle Seahawks put together a convincing 36-16 victory in their season opener against the Green Bay Packers, and there were many noteworthy moments in the game.
The 2014 NFL season commenced with the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks playing at home against the Green Bay Packers.
They looked as dominant as ever as they beat the Packers, 36-16, and they continued to look like the best team in the NFL.
Here are five observations from the NFL season opener.
5. Packers defense still has work to do
The Packers’ Achilles heel has mainly been their defense since they won the Super Bowl in the 2010 season, and it appears this season may be no different. While quarterback Aaron Rodgers had a forgettable game, the Packers allowed the Seahawks to score 36 points. Running back Marshawn Lynch ran for 110 yards as wide receiver Percy Harvin totaled 100 all-purpose yards. Outside linebacker Clay Matthews looked solid, but as usual, most of the Packers defense struggled to stop an opposing offense. The defensive line and inside linebackers particularly looked sluggish as they allowed Lynch to steamroll them.