The Seattle Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers, 36-16, in the NFL season opener. Running back Marshawn Lynch ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns.
The Seattle Seahawks opened the NFL season with a home game against the Green Bay Packers, and they picked up right where they left off after dominating in the Super Bowl.
The Seahawks beat the Packers, 36-16. The Packers initially looked like they were possibly primed for an upset as they ended the first quarter with a 7-3 lead. Safety Earl Thomas botched a punt return that allowed the Packers to get great field position and score.
However, the Seahawks struck back and never lost their lead after taking a 17-10 lead at halftime.
Quarterback Russell Wilson had a solid 2014 season debut with 191 yards and two touchdown passes on 19-of-28 passing.
Running back Marshawn Lynch gave the Packers defense fits as he ran for 110 yards on 20 carries with two touchdowns, and wide receiver Percy Harvin proved to be worth the investment as he finished with 100 all-purpose yards.
In addition to their impressive performance on offense, the Seahawks continued to play dominant defense as they held quarterback Aaron Rodgers to 185 passing yards and only allowed him to throw one touchdown pass. Cornerback Richard Sherman never had a single pass thrown toward him.
The Packers received a major blow as running back Eddie Lacy was taken out of the game with a concussion, but he will have 10 days to recover until their next game against the New York Jets.