Packers ride defense to open season with a win

AP

The Packers defense has been a drag on the offense at points in recent seasons, but it certainly wasn’t on Sunday against the Seahawks.

The Packers remained scoreless into the third quarter, but they only had a three-point deficit to make up by the time the offense got on the board. That Ty Montgomery touchdown was set up when Mike Daniels forced a Russell Wilson fumble and the Packers offense found their footing from there in what wound up as a 17-9 win.

Daniels had a big game by constantly providing pressure up the middle and ended the day with 1.5 sacks and four hits on Wilson overall. The Seahawks only managed 225 yards all day and Wilson was 14-of-27 for 158 yards while leading the team with 40 rushing yards on a tough day for the unit.

The closest they came to a touchdown was on an interception by defensive tackle Nazair Jones that he returned to the end zone before it was called back on an illegal block in the back. That call was borderline at best and cornerback Jeremy Lane was ejected for what officials said was throwing a punch in what looked like an overreaction upon review. Seahawks fans and perhaps Pete Carroll could also find fault with the officials for a no-call on a pass to tight end Jimmy Graham in the end zone, but there was plenty to dislike about their team’s performance.

Offensive line play wasn’t good and the offensive showing as a whole was too reminiscent of the three times last year when the Seahawks failed to get into the end zone.

The Seattle defense was tough in the first half with four sacks on Rodgers, but it looked like they wore down over the course of a game that saw them on the field for nearly 40 minutes. The Packers scored on three straight offensive possessions in the second half and then picked up four first downs on their final possession to run the final six-plus minutes off the clock.

128 responses to “Packers ride defense to open season with a win

  1. I’m sure the Seattle crybabies will be out in full force & I won’t disagree on some of the bad calls but with an offense that bad, that team isn’t going to go far anyway.

  2. Seattle got maybe the worst O line I’ve ever seen in my life. Hell of a game tho. Both QBs got hit a lot. Packers face almost the same defense next week going up against Dan Quinn’s group

  3. Once again, it is a privilege and an honor to be fans of the best franchise in the history of the NFL – the 13 time World Champion Green Bay Packers.

    #14 in Ikea Dome?

  4. The Hawks O-line is once again abysmal, been so many years now.

    Knew this would be a tough opener to win, on the road against GB and Rodgers. I’m impressed the Hawks D held up as well as it did w so many possessions to Rodgers. Sheldon Richardson is a legit addition.

    Hope they can sort out the line play, because the rest of the team is ready for a deep run.

  5. No doubt all of Seattle and the PNW knew GB at GB was gonna be a hard one to win, but never thought they’d have to play the zebras too.

    Enjoy it cheese packers.

  6. h0metownzero says:
    September 10, 2017 at 7:47 pm
    Once again, it is a privilege and an honor to be fans of the best franchise in the history of the NFL – the 13 time World Champion Green Bay Packers.

    #14 in Ikea Dome?

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    sept champs

    love it

    a death knell

  7. The Packers may win 7 games if the officials give them 4 more.

    Cheap-o Ted has let the offensive line deteriorate. Going to be a long season for little Aaron.

  8. sopadegato says:
    September 10, 2017 at 7:43 pm
    Pretty hard to fight Green Bay. They have a huge ref- I mean homefield advantage.
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    The only fan base that would be pleased with this type of gifted win is the Green Bay Packer fan base and they are not only pleased the are proud. SMH

  9. I came on here Thursday and said the Packers’ D would hold the Hawks to ~10 points, and I got laughed. HOW YOU LIKE ME NOW, SCRUBS?????

  10. I see one crybaby is already whining about the refs and ignoring that the Seahawks once beat the Packers on the infamous Fail Mary.

  11. deuce656- kneeling for the national anthem is NOT disrespectful. Especially if you actually care about your country and care enough to point out when things need to change. That’s honorable that’s respectful that’s AMERICAN!

    Good day

  12. There was some no calls on Seattle also. Buck just ignored those those
    It was good to see the packers play some defense I still wonder about the db’s.

  13. More like GB rode the backs of the officials for the win. That franchise is a joke. They can’t win crap without help from the NFL. Those 2 plays turned the game completely around. Took off 14 points for the Seahawks. As bad as the Hawks were today, what does that say for your team fudge packers? It says what the rest of the NFL fan base has known for years, GB is protected by the NFL.

  14. Pretty hard to fight Green Bay. They have a huge ref- I mean homefield advantage.

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    Um, it’s obvious you’ve forgotten about the “Fail Mary”.

  15. filthymcnasty3 says:
    September 10, 2017 at 7:44 pm
    85 Bears.
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    I remember them well.what about them?

  16. In the last 3 games Seattle has played GB, Wilson has 4 td’s, 10 int’s, been sacked 10 times and has completed 55% of his passes.

    When is the media going to stop over hyping Wilson? Seattle has had a top 5 overall defense and the best scoring defense the past 3 seasons and basically his whole career and they still couldn’t win the past 3 seasons. He got bailed out by the defense against the Packers in 14′ and their current kicker bailed him out against the Vikings in 15′, not to mention the other bail outs from previous playoff appearances. In the past 32 regular season games he’s had 14 games of throwing only 1 TD and 5 games with 0 TD’s including 3 in a row last season, these are facts. People want to point to his QB rating, go look at the game logs….his highest rated games are against sub .500 teams and gets really high ratings against the worst teams, then he normally gets his lowest ratings against above .500 teams or playoff teams. The only thing holding that team back from multiple championships is Wilson, Sherman and the defense knows it, why can’t the media figure it out?
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    Add another game with 0 td passes, a few more sacks, 52% completion and another loss and poor performance to a good team for the “elite” Seattle QB.

  17. The refs were awful today on all fronts but mostly to the Seahawks… by a lot. I’ll still take the win, though. Both offenses struggled, both defenses played well. If they played like they did against Atlanta, Chicago would have murdered both of these teams today. That said, it’s week one. We don’t know nothin’ about nothin’ yet.

  18. Watched most of these games today with friends and everyone shared the same view. Tony Romo could come down from the booth and outplay 90 % of these guys…… sad

  19. seahawkboymike says:

    The Packers won’t get a whiff of 20 points in this game, much less 28. Seahawks will win by at least 10
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    Seattle fans in mid season form, it’s just too easy!

  20. 1st game of the season and Russel Wilson STILL looks not ready for prime time!
    When do stop the ‘Wilson’ project and think about trying someone else at QB, I mean seriously.

  21. The Packers may win 7 games if the officials give them 4 more.

    Cheap-o Ted has let the offensive line deteriorate. Going to be a long season for little Aaron.

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    You do know that Brian Bulaga, widely regarded as the best right tackle in the league didn’t play today, right? And that Seattle’s defense isn’t “vaunted”… it’s for real? No? Of course not. Go eat your Hot Pocket and let the grown folks talk.

  22. Packers haven’t had much of a defense recently. They showed some life today. BUT, they passed on T.J. Watt this year in the draft. Watt had two sacks and an INT today. The player the Packers selected instead Kevin King didn’t play. Will the Packers regret that pick? Too soon to tell, but not a good start. Still beating a strong conference rival in Game 1.Ya can’t be unhappy about that.

  23. The refs were awful today on all fronts but mostly to the Seahawks… by a lot. I’ll still take the win, though. Both offenses struggled, both defenses played well. If they played like they did against Atlanta, Chicago would have murdered both of these teams today. That said, it’s week one. We don’t know nothin’ about nothin’ yet.

  24. We still don’t know who is the better team. Refs ruined it.

    Rodgers got all his points off a tricky play taking advantage of a substitution and Russell fumbling on the 5.

    Not exactly magic but a win is a win.

  25. So when Aaron Rodgers has a bad play, the refs will even it out by kicking out a starting cornerback? Wow must be great to be a fan of a team that has been in the leagues back pockets since 1991.

  26. Player from Seattle gets booted for a tussle with a Packer. Martellus Bennett hits a defenseless Seahawk with both hands and gets to stay in the game. What is wrong with this picture?

  27. It was a sloppy game from both teams offense’s but that does give credit to the defense’s.Seattle just wore down in the 2nd half.GB will find what they have next week chasing Julio Jones.As for bad calls,Seattle deserves to pay for the Fail Mary.

  28. the calls hurt – but didn’t lose the Hawks the game – our O line still appears to be a disaster. Give Russell just a couple seconds and he makes completions, and loosens things up for the run game – we couldn’t do that today.

    Seattle’s D played great – it took all of Rodgers’ skillset to put up enough points to win. That’s why he is who he is.

    frustrated that our O-line is still this bad, but this team is still gonna be alright this year.

  29. The pack had the ball for over 12 minutes of the 4th quarter. Aaron Rodgers is the best defensive player on the pack!

  30. taintedsaints2009 says:
    September 10, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    So when Aaron Rodgers has a bad play, the refs will even it out by kicking out a starting cornerback? Wow must be great to be a fan of a team that has been in the leagues back pockets since 1991.
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    It is great. It really is. I’d offer condolences about the way the league hates your team but you and your purple brethren are the very reason the league hates them.

  31. THE FIRST THING THE PHONY REFS DO IS TAKE OUT YOUR STARTING CORNERBACK….THE PACKERS ARE AS PATHETIC AS THE REFS AND THEIR FANS!!!

  32. I can’t stand the Pack but it was my special privilege to watch them beat the hated Seachickens today.

    Congratulations boys.

  33. Packers rode on the back of some of the worst officiating I’ve seen since SB 40. The Hawks didn’t play well, but they played well enough to win that one if they hadn’t had to fight multiple bad calls. It’s always difficult to lose, but it’s nearly impossible when the officiating determines the outcome.

  34. When will the Seahawks learn that you can’t just ignore your offensive line and think the converted players or players cut from other teams will just fix their issues

  35. Didn’t watch the game.
    However, from the comments, it sounds like cheesebay has a some exciting & upcoming individuals in black & white stripes. I just hope aaron is okay with sharing the spotlight. He can get a little selfish.

  36. The ref was standing right in front of a blatant pass interference on devante Adams in the second qtr that would have put the packers at the 10 and he looked the other way so I can’t see how the hawks are complaining. What was worse was aikman batting it off like it was good coverage. There’s a guy who hasn’t let go of his bias against the pack.

  37. Packers rode on the back of some of the worst officiating I’ve seen since SB 40. The Hawks didn’t play well, but they played well enough to win that one
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    The Hawks defense played great, no other defense could hold Rogers to 0 points in the first half, especially at home. The Hawks QB didn’t play well, again. It’s getting to a point where the great Seattle defense can’t carry the whole team anymore.

  38. pdway says:
    September 10, 2017 at 8:06 pm
    the calls hurt – but didn’t lose the Hawks the game – our O line still appears to be a disaster. Give Russell just a couple seconds and he makes completions, and loosens things up for the run game – we couldn’t do that today.

    Seattle’s D played great – it took all of Rodgers’ skillset to put up enough points to win. That’s why he is who he is.

    frustrated that our O-line is still this bad, but this team is still gonna be alright this year.
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    The Seattle O-Line may not be as bad as you think. Mike Daniels is a monster. Always. Clay Matthews and Nick Perry can both be difference makers when healthy but how often does that really happen?

    I was surprised the Seahawks didn’t run Eddie Lacy more than they did. When he was here and in shape, he always seemed to need a few carries to get going but once he got going, oh man. I’ve always said the only way I’d try to tackle him is with my pickup truck… I hate that stupid truck anyways. Eddie looked to be in shape to me. If he stays in shape and they give him enough touches, he’s going to do a lot of damage. “Hulk Smash.”

  39. The ref was standing right in front of a blatant pass interference on devante Adams in the second qtr that would have put the packers at the 10 and he looked the other way so I can’t see how the hawks are complaining. What was worse was aikman batting it off like it was good coverage. There’s a guy who hasn’t let go of his bias against the pack.

    Achewoman was at her insufferable worst today. I can’t blame Wisconsin Packer fans for turning the TV volume down and listening to the local broadcast.

  40. No doubt, the refs helped out the Packers. But that is to be expected at Lambeau, as it has been going on for 20+ years now. But that’s not why the Seahawks lost the game. Blame their o-line for that. They were horrible! I figured they would struggle after, unfortunately, losing their LT late in preseason. But even the interior played poorly. They made an average Packer front four look like the Purple People Eaters of the ’70s!

    And for the life of me, I can’t figure out why defenses continue to give Rodgers free plays! I mean, props to him for using the rules in his favor. But when he draws the D offsides, or catches them with 12 men on the field, why don’t the DBs simply just hold, or even tackle, the WRs at the line of scrimmage so they don’t get a free play? After all, it’s a 5 yard penalty either way. Might as well take away the deep shot and even get a free hit on a WR. If Rodgers is going to take advantage of the rules, why doesn’t the defense???

  41. Rodgers isn’t going to be playing all season if he has to keep running like that, but then Seattle does have one of the best, if not the best defense in the league.

  42. Man, some of you people really hate Russell Wilson. From a Packers fan’s perspective, no one could have played QB well behind that offensive line. Wilson has proven to be a winner, and it was very tenuous being up by only one score.

  43. Predictably, all the Seahags fans are whining about everything. I guess they can’t help it since they are probably all in the Pacific Northwest.

  44. For the people… mostly purple people… constantly complaining about “free plays.”

    Don’t jump offside and the Packers won’t get a free play.

    Don’t try to substitute when they the Packers are in their version of the hurry-up and they won’t get a free play.

    The rules are the same for all teams. All teams use the hard count to draw defenders offside and all teams use the hurry-up to keep defenders on the field and wear them down. Rodgers just does them both very, very well.

    I suppose you guys want the the rules changed so that Rodgers has to stop and ask opposing defenses “Are you sure you have all the guys on the field that you want?” and “Are you guys ready? Really ready?” before calling for the snap?

    Wait… Rodgers is also too good at passing. Shall we also make a rule that says he has to pass left handed? Maybe have the Packer receivers each wear one ice skate?

    Just play within the rules and you won’t have a problem.

  45. packmangamble says:
    September 10, 2017 at 7:55 pm
    Pretty hard to fight Green Bay. They have a huge ref- I mean homefield advantage.

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    Um, it’s obvious you’ve forgotten about the “Fail Mary”.

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    The only thing ridden harder today than Graham in the end zone is the ‘Fail Mary’. The Packers are entitled to repeated bad calls indefinitely including, but not limited to, ejection of a starting corner because of a bad call by replacement refs. I repeat, replacement refs. Replacement. Refs.

  46. The only sour grapes I have are for my Seahawks and the refs. GB earned the win today and congrats. I have a big problem with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, We scored 3 points by accident at the half after he already tried to run out the clock with a minute left and 2 timeouts. Same thing with the shameful performance in the playoffs against Atlanta with 1:30 left at half and all the timeouts. Playcalling was awful as well. Bevell has got to go. Our O-line played exactly as I expected them to against an average front 7. The Cardinals and Rams games are gonna be UGLY. I had hopes for a good team this year, but now I am not sure we can even take our division. We got out coached and out played today.

  47. In all the complaining about officiating, I could bring up Davante Adams getting run over once and mugged at least once without a call. Maybe Seattle should worry about it’s o line. How could they be that pathetic especially against what everyone has said is a bad Green Bay d?

  48. Man, some of you people really hate Russell Wilson. From a Packers fan’s perspective, no one could have played QB well behind that offensive line.
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    As a Packers fan you should know that Rogers was under pressure all game long and still found a way to be great. Getting into FG contests and not throwing a TD is nothing new for Wilson.

  49. Seapigeon fans are the biggest crybabies in the league (yes I’m counting the Vikings). The refs didn’t put your horrible o-line together and they certainly aren’t responsible for Mike Daniels ownership of it. This is supposed to be a premier of the NFC title game? Seriously? Seapigeons need to worry about getting a touch down sometime this season before even thinking about the the playoffs.

  50. Defense?!?! When did the refs start playing defense. Glad I’m not a packers fan I would be sick to my stomach. Thinking about giving up football. Every year watching these made up blown calls how can we not think the game is rigged and the refs are paid off!

  51. largentthanlife says:
    September 10, 2017 at 9:02 pm
    packmangamble says:
    September 10, 2017 at 7:55 pm
    Pretty hard to fight Green Bay. They have a huge ref- I mean homefield advantage.

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    Um, it’s obvious you’ve forgotten about the “Fail Mary”.

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    The only thing ridden harder today than Graham in the end zone is the ‘Fail Mary’. The Packers are entitled to repeated bad calls indefinitely including, but not limited to, ejection of a starting corner because of a bad call by replacement refs. I repeat, replacement refs. Replacement. Refs.
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    To this day it amazes me how there are people out there that do not realize the Fail Mary was the correct call. Let me say that again so it is clear. The Fail Mary was the correct call. Seattle scored the touchdown. Search “Why the Seahawks-Packers finish was not an interception” and read the first result if you do not believe me.

  52. Glad the Packers won, but disappointed in some of the officiating–that the outcome of the game may have been affected by some ticky tacky calls. The key to the game was that Seattle’s OLine sucked alot more than the Packer’s OLine (which doesn’t look as good as in past years.) Yes, the Packers front four is improved, but that Seattle OLine made them look better than they may be. Regardless, we’ll probably see Seattle again in the playoffs–that defense is so good.

  53. I find it VERY funny the chickenhawk fans are blaming the refs.

    I recall a certain “Fail Mary” game in which the Packers actually won being GIVEN to the SeaChickens and that loss actually cost the Pack Home field in the playoffs.

    Maybe you all should invest in the OLine a little bit more cause you made Dom Capers mediocre defense look top 5.

  54. The Fail Mary decision was wrong, but it seems we are starting to catch up. Nothing sweeter than watching Pete Carroll go down in flames. Ill bet his gum turned sour. Refs are part of the game.

  55. Seattle sure has a dirty team. That late hit on A-Rod should have been called, Lane should be suspended for that punch as well.

  56. 24601jvj says:
    September 10, 2017 at 8:04 pm
    Player from Seattle gets booted for a tussle with a Packer. Martellus Bennett hits a defenseless Seahawk with both hands and gets to stay in the game. What is wrong with this picture?

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    People really do see what they wanna see. There were some bad no calls both ways. The refs didnt help Mike Daniels and he was the difference maker. They did miss a facemask that angered Lane but if your response to a missed call is to drive a guys head into the ground and press your elbow into his neck for an extended period of time, then you have more problems than a one game suspension. Packers offense did not look as consistent as I expect they will be and Im hoping its just because its early in the season and the Seahawks have a solid defense. Time will tell. A good win to start the season.

  57. “I was surprised the Seahawks didn’t run Eddie Lacy more than they did. When he was here and in shape, he always seemed to need a few carries to get going but once he got going, oh man. I’ve always said the only way I’d try to tackle him is with my pickup truck…”

    Lacy got himself in shape – – but I don’t think he’s got it anymore. Doesn’t hit the hole (and there ain’t always a hole behind this line) with speed – he had a pretty bad pre-season. The rookie back, Carson, who had a few nice moments today – will be the #1 RB for Seattle very quickly.

  58. I love the fighting between these two fan bases. I can’t stand either of your teams. Both of your teams aren’t that good and neither will be in the Superbowl. Probably along with mine.

  59. “Man, some of you people really hate Russell Wilson. From a Packers fan’s perspective, no one could have played QB well behind that offensive line.”

    most of the people are all one poster – who has a bordering-on-scary hatred for Wilson, and finds the need to comment multiple times on every seattle thread about how overrated he is.

    anyone w a shred of objectivity knows what you say above is right. when the protection breaks down after 2-3 seconds, a QB has options, when it breaks down immediately, it’s basically duck and cover, and Wilson is a good scrambler, but too many times he had zero chance to make something out of a play.

    as Hawks fans we’ve been down this road in previous years, the O-line looks pathetic, and then kind of gets its act together enough to let the offense do something. Wilson may not be aaron rodgers, but there’s not many other QB’s in the league I’d take over him.

  60. Good win. Too early to get real excited, but for the most part the Packs tackling was superb all day. Best it’s been in a while. I loved Bennett defending Rodgers when that LB led with his helmet on him. Take that 15 all day

  61. I have only this to say about the referees and the Packers and to the predictable Packer-haters:

    Scoreboard.

  62. Plenty of people who post on these threads know the truth about Wilson. However, I actually put actual stats and facts behind it and somehow I’m a hater…. Gotcha.

    Because you’ll never see Seahawks fans go to Vikings, niners, Pat’s, Packers and other teams articles and “hate”.

  63. I watched a bit of the game and saw missed calls that should have benefited the Packers. A horrible missed PI call, numerous blatant holds. The calls didn’t beat the Seahawks. Their time of possession was just under 21 minutes, which is miserable. You won’t win many games with that happening.

  64. I saw at least one opportunity today where Wilson could have snapped the ball before a Green Bay corner was ready in position (he was late running out to get lined up), and on the replay I saw the receivers route was deep. Rodgers is always aware, I’m just surprised by how many other teams QBs aren’t following suit.

  65. Anybody who watches pro football and knows the game (sorry, that eliminates most Viking fans) knows that the ref’s aren’t perfect, plenty of calls that could have gone either way. For the most part, those calls tend to balance out over the course of the game so its useless to point to a play in the first quarter and then insist the whole game’s outcome came from that single play.

    If the Seahawks fans want to do that, its fine, but look at their offensive, 20 minutes of possession, paltry average yards per play, virtually no running game. Its easier to blame the refs than it is to admit your offense sucks.

  66. I don’t see any mention from Seahawk fans of the Mike Daniels pressure that caused a Wilson overthrow to a wide open Lockett that would’ve resulted in a TD. Why? Easier to blame the refs I suppose than your pitiful O line.

  67. Sorry, but more of a case of Seattle O-line sucks and made Green Bay Defense look better.Atlanta will prove my point next Sunday Evening.

  68. Another highlight was when Michael Bennett made a mental mistake and jumped offside, then on the next play Martellus Bennett made a mental mistake (or more likely a perceived injustice) and committed a late hit 15 yard penalty. As a Packer fan, I sure wish they had kept Cook. He loved being a Packer. When Cook was out the receivers couldn’t get open, much like today. When Cook was healthy, everybody was open.

  69. funshipm174 says:
    September 10, 2017 at 11:30 pm
    Sorry, but more of a case of Seattle O-line sucks and made Green Bay Defense look better.Atlanta will prove my point next Sunday Evening.

    Since when is Atlanta’s o-line highly regarded?

  70. I love it. Seahawks fans are whining about bad calls. These are the same fans who loved it when the worst call in the history of the NFL regular season went their way when the Packers intercepted the ball in the end zone on the last play of the game and the scab officials handed the Seahawks the game on a silver platter.
    So whine all you want, Seahawks fans — it’s still a Packers victory and you’re over rated head coach and your over rated QB still haven’t done well in Green Bay.
    Packers 1 and 0. Seahawks 0 and 1. Case closed.

  71. Wilson did not play well. He missed on some throws, Careless on the fumble, and produced nothing but field goals. You flip QBs, Rodgers easily finds a way into the endzone against the Packers D……while Wilson would probably be shutout by Seattle.

  72. I saw the 2 huge missed calls, but I also saw a Seahawk DB totally run over Davante Adams without looking back at all, at least a half dozen times I saw Seahawk defenders grabbing a Packer receiver’s jersey (the Hawks must be cutting back on that), and a few holds where GB would’ve had a sack on Wilson.
    Hawks fans can whine all they want. Then they will have 2 things in common with Vikings fans, whining and a team with a terrible O-line.

  73. It is home field advantage. Seattle has had calls go their way in their home stadium over the years, and one of those was the game against the Packers with the strikebreaking officials.

  74. It’s going to be fun on October 15th watching Daniels, Perry and Matthews toss around the Viking offensive linemen like rag dolls. Yesterday was a perfect example of what horrid offensive line play does to an offense.

  75. If the Packers front-7 keeps playing like that, they can beat anyone. Mike Daniels did a great Warren Sapp impression yesterday.

    .. but I suspect a big part of that was the Seahawks completely inept O-line. They’re simply awful.

    … and its a good thing Rodgers doesn’t play that Seahawk defense every week. They really have his number.

  76. Seattle has been worrying about the tackle position, ever since George Fant was put on the shelf but it turns out that the middle of the line, featuring pro bowler Justin Britt and newly signed megabuck free agent LG Luke Joeckel, is also a problem.

  77. There is a reason Seattle is the most penalized team in the league, even when the the officials were not enforcing defensive holding the way they should. That is because they are coached to disregard the rules unless the officials enforce them.

  78. Pack D looked great — congrats Pack fans. Then again, Pack fans spent an entire off-season berating Vikings fans for getting prematurely excited about their defense when they started 5-0 last year. . . . .

  79. I think the Seahawks are really missing Beast Mode.

    The O-lines he ran behind weren’t anything special, marginally better than the current edition IMO. Lynch was able to get more out of nothing than any back of recent memory. Even with a trash line, teams still stacked teh box to stop him and that made Wilson a much more effective QB.

  80. its tough to open at Green Bay with a young O-Line and young/new RBs. I didn’t expect Seattle to win when looking at the schedule, but we were winning in the 3rd quarter despite the refs taking away a defensive touchdown on 2 BS calls on the pick six. Yes the refs made bad calls that definitely had an impact on the outcome, but Seattle still should have done more to win. Its a good early game to learn from and for the young O-Line to get a learning experience. Hawks still win NFC West and typically are a second half team. Its not how you start, its how you finish. I foresee a rematch with GB in the playoffs.

  81. tjacks7 says:

    September 10, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    The Packers may win 7 games if the officials give them 4 more.

    Cheap-o Ted has let the offensive line deteriorate. Going to be a long season for little Aaron

    I love it when goofballs complain about bad calls going 1 way, but always forget about the bad calls the other way. Did you forget about the phantom unsportsmanlike call against Cobb for merely walking close to the defender after a 1st down catch ?? did you not see the blatant PI against GB that didn’t get called ?? watch both sides of the field next time !!

  82. Team offenses are rusty, and so are the ref’s, to start the season. I think the ref threw the flag against Avril due to pure stupidity on his part rather than the severity of the foul.

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