5 takeaways from Seahawks loss to Packers

Week 1 Who's in and who's out for Seahawks vs. Packers Sunday

Week 1 Who's in and who's out for Seahawks vs. Packers Sunday

The Seattle Seahawks struggled to find a rhythm Sunday against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in their regular season debut. Seattle's troubles continue with their offensive line that could not give Russell Wilson time in the pocket to deliver strikes to his receivers. Not only did the Seahawks not get the touchdown, but they ended up punting to the Packers - it was a huge turnaround in this contest and provided a boost to the Packers.

The same offensive line that yielded three sacks and a slew of hurries and plowed the way for all of 225 total yards, and just 90 on the ground. Green Bay's strength as an offensive-first football team eventually won out, as the Packers would take a Week 1 victory over the Seahawks, 17-9. "I only play one game at a time", said Wilson, who starred in his senior season in college with the Wisconsin Badgers in 2011. Their chemistry was particularly evident on Nelson's 32-yard touchdown reception that put Green Bay up by eight with 17 seconds left in the third quarter. 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. Seattle managed just 90 yards rushing on the day, with two Wilson scrambles accounting for almost half that amount.

The Super Bowl champion and two-time NFL MVP threw an interception in the first quarter, and his only touchdown pass occurred when the Seahawks were caught out of position with too many men on the field.

Seattle opened the game with three three-and-outs. He finished the game with only 39 yards.

The Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons meet Sunday in National Football League action at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on NBC. The last time Packers fans had watched the Packers secondary in a meaningful game, they witnessed Green Bay's pass defense get ripped apart by the Atlanta Falcons in last season's NFC Championship game.

The Packers have a brutal road game in Week 2. "We were in the backfield a bunch and got the big plays". It was uttered by Aaron Rodgers when the Packers were mired in a 4-6 funk and referred to the team practically needing to win out to make the playoffs.

After the field goal, Wilson didn't get another chance to try to complete the comeback as Aaron Rodgers put on a master class in clock management with the lead. And it's just stuff that happens and things we have done right and things that we have been good at. The other part of the defense being on the field too long - like it was last season for 95 plays in the overtime tie at Arizona last October and 76 plays the following week in the loss at New Orleans - was that the offense could not sustain drives.

The Packers had a almost 2-to-1 advantage in time of possession (39:13 to 20:47) as they closed out the victory in the final quarter. "I think Mike did a good job of rolling with some calls, some aggressive calls late in the game". His strip sack of Wilson resulted in a fumble that was recovered by the Packers at the Seattle 6, leading to the Packers first touchdown.

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