Green Bay held the ball for 39 minutes. He only completed 1-of-8 passes when facing pressure from the Seahawks defense on Sunday.
The Packers kept Seattle out of the end zone and limited quarterback Russell Wilson to 158 passing yards on 14-of-27 accuracy to earn a 17-9 victory. However, #FireCapers went silent on Sunday as the Green Bay Packers defense led them to victory. "I thought our defense played at an extremely high level. We were in the backfield a bunch and got the big plays".
"I was disappointed they were able to be as aggressive up front as they were with their defense", Seattle coach Pete Carroll said.
"That's not good and that's not us", he said. "And we will be". Daniels registered 1.5 sacks and made arguably the play of the game when he forced a Russell Wilson fumble early in the second half, which led to a Ty Montgomery touchdown run.
"The key of the game was our defense", Rodgers said. Again, it was just one game, but it was a great way to start the season for the Packers defense, especially for how poorly they played in their final game of the 2016-2017 season. "That kind of got everybody going". Wilson finished the game going just 14 of 27 without a touchdown pass. Wilson is one of the best running quarterbacks in the National Football League, but against the Packers, he only scrambled twice, albeit for 40 yards, but not much damage was done.
After another incompletion on third down, Glennon got sacked by Brooks Reed to end the drive. Rodgers caught the Seahawks substituting before a third-and-2, and he rushed to the line and got the snap.
The Packers went deep to his favorite receiver on a free play that was extended after Seattle were flagged for having too many men on the field.
Former Packer Eddie Lacy had a very quiet return to Green Bay, rushing 5 times for 3 yards, and that included a six yard gain. On first down from the 23, he connected deep with receiver Amara Darboh against rookie cornerback Kevin King, but safeties Morgan Burnett and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix quickly converged and got Darboh out of bounds before he could get his feet down. We've all played in big-time games.
Green Bay, however, ran out the clock to defeat Seattle for the third consecutive year - all at Lambeau Field.
I just had the sense that the Packers were ready for this game. That's really what it was tonight, if you think about it.
Yet the Falcons should see something significantly different from what they remember from January. "I just saw the thing on the telephone after the game".
Green Bay will need another performance like Sunday's to have success in Atlanta.
Time-management decisions by both coaches were huge factors.
But it was the Seahawks who were backed up late in the half with:55 remaining when Mike McCarthy called back to back timeouts hoping to get the ball back. When running back C.J. Prosise gained 4 yards to move the chains, Carroll called a timeout with 30 seconds left - and it worked. The Packers suffocated the Seahawks receivers, which made it extremely hard for Wilson to find an open receiver.
The Packers then found a rythym on offense, with Rodgers converting a third and 11 with a 13 yard scamper to the sidelines.
Those two big plays accounted for 63.6 percent of Seattle's 99 yards.
Adams looked to have his hands on Lane's face mask when Lane retaliated, drawing the flag.
Lane, the starter opposite All-Pro Richard Sherman, was ejected, but the Packers couldn't take advantage during the first half.
Nelson had 7 catches for 79 yards and the score, going over 500 receptions for his career, joining an exclusive company along with Donald Driver, James Lofton and Sterling Sharpe.
Rodgers finished 28 of 42 for 311 yards, a score and a pick for a passer rating of 86.5. He carried five times for 3 yards. Meanwhile, Packers WR Randall Cobb helped hold the giant flag.