5 takeaways from Seahawks win over Packers

Carroll Rawls is questionable for Seahawks’ season opener

Seattle QB Russell Wilson was 14 of 27 for 158 yards and no scores.

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. Now, a return trip to Lambeau Field serves as the first regular-season outing for Lacy with his new team. It is just one game, but if the Packers get this type of pass rush from their defensive front throughout the season, it will be tough for opposing offenses to get going.

On the interception, Jones was hit almost in the chest by a Rodgers throw, but grabbed the ball and rumbled to the end zone untouched.

Carroll likewise wasn't sure he saw Avril's penalty, though he allowed that Avril should have refrained from even attempting a block at that moment with Jones already headed for a score.

He's been efficient in a Seattle uniform, though, and on Sunday he hit all three of his field goals -from 33, 21 and 41 yards out - when his team went an afternoon without reaching the end zone.

It didn't prove to be much of a breakthrough for Seattle, though, as Green Bay's defense pulled off the game-changer early in the third quarter.

No, the real star was a Green Bay defense that put the clamps on Russell Wilson and the Seattle offense.


Green Bay called two timeouts to try to get the ball back as the drive started.

Finally, as the half wound down, Seattle got the ball inside their own 10-yard line and rookie running back Chris Carson rushed for a first down. Everything was going wrong for Seattle, they could not get yards on the ground. Rather than acquire a go-to guy in the offseason, they made a decision to stick with Ty Montgomery. Standing tall after first-and-goal from the 3 with a 7-3 lead was just another example of the unit rising to the occasion. Wilson avoided four more sacks by using his scrambling ability to evade defenders and the Seahawks are fortunate he came out of the game without a major injury.

"As an opener, that wasn't as good looking as we would like to show", Carroll said.

Targeted four times, Baldwin caught all four for 63 yards while Paul Richardson also had four catches for for 59 yards on seven targets.

The Packers limited Seattle to 12 first downs and 225 total yards, and Green Bay had an 18:26 edge in time of possession. Wilson was picked off a career-worst five times when the Seahawks were routed 38-10 at Lambeau Field in December.

The Packers' Aaron Rodgers was 28 of 42 for 311 yards and added a 32-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson to make it an eight-point game late in the third quarter. The defensive line brought constant pressure, including three first half sacks between Nick Perry and Mike Daniels. Accordingly, the offense struggled in the first half.

The Seahawks really don't need to "upset" the Packers for a win in Week 1.

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