After sacking Wilson inside the ten yard line, Daniels once again bust through the Seahawks offensive line.
Of all the things that happened in the season-opening heavyweight battle between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, there was one development no one could have anticipated.
Including playoffs, the Seahawks have lost eight in a row at Lambeau since 1999. At 6-foot-6, Bennett offers kind of athletic target in red zone Packers haven’t had at tight end since Jermichael Finley. “Because I don’t”, defensive end Cliff Avril said. Jeremy Lane was ejected after allegedly throwing a punch.
Rodgers was sacked four times and picked off once, a stark contrast from his 38-10 shellacking of Seattle in Week 13 of 2016.
Green Bay’s defense set the tone from the outset. That was all the offense the Packers needed. But the matchup between Seattle’s tough-as-nails defense and Green Bay’s potent offense should be intriguing. However, that wasn’t the case this afternoon at Lambeau Field.
Monday, they’ll get back on the field at their practice facility in Renton, going back to work to fix more problems than they hoped they’d have. But that’s what they saw, one guy saw it and that’s what they went with. Subsequently, it looked like the game would go into halftime at a scoreless tie, but Seattle managed a late field goal to take a 3-0 lead.
Lacy was Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2013 and earned a trip to the Pro Bowl after rushing for 1,178 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Packers.
“It wasn’t like we were far, far off or anything like that”, Wilson said.
There were even some bright spots on offense, as Doug Baldwin caught four passes for 63 yards and Paul Richardson had four catches of his own for 59 yards.
Aaron Rodgers finished the game completing 28-of-42 passes for 311 yards and a TD strike to Jordy Nelson. The defensive line brought constant pressure, including three first half sacks between Nick Perry and Mike Daniels.
The Seahawks did not allow Green Bay to score a point in the first half. Accordingly, the offense struggled in the first half. Carroll is 4-4 in season openers with Seattle.
Carroll (8th season, Seattle) needs one win to tie Don Coryell for 36th place on the NFL’s all time coaches wins list with 114.
In Week 1, the Packers put forth their best defensive effort in some time.
The Packers have a brutal road game in Week 2. Rodgers led National Football League with 40 TD passes and had franchise-record sixth season of 4,000 yards passing.
Thankfully for Seattle, Thomas Rawls might return next week.
“You’ve got to have that in your game, and I’ve been trying to implement it”, Carson said.
“That was a great defense that we went against”. It’s definitely something to learn from. The crowd will surely be in a frenzy in Atlanta when the Falcons play their first regular season game in their new home, Mercedes-Benz Stadium. I thought they were playing at a real high level coming out of the preseason, so very impressed with our defense. “You’ve got to find ways to stop them from scoring”. “We were in the backfield a bunch”. “He just told me, ‘This is not your first game”. It’s such a bid call.
“We don’t care what people think”, Daniels said.