Seahawks Peck The Packers


Bettina Hansen

Green Bay Packers running back James Starks (44) tries to maneuver around Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) and safety Kam Chancellor during the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. The Seahawks won, 36-16. (Bettina Hansen/Seattle Times/MCT)

Alan McGonigle, Sports Writer

Thursday night was the opening game to kick off this 2014 NFL season. Teams all this weekend are hoping to make statements and show the nation that they can contend for Super Bowl titles too. The Seahawks certainly showed that they can contend for another Lombardi Trophy. The Packers kept the game close by holding the champions to a 7 point deficit going into halftime. Then, once the 2nd half started, the Seahawks showed the world who the real champions are. Russell Wilson threw 2 TD’s and threw for 191 Yards. Although he had a great performance, there where other players who also contributed quite a lot. Marshawn Lynch or his nickname “Beast Mode”  ran for 110 yards on 20 carries. He also brought the Seahawks 2 TD’s during this game. On the Green Bay side, Quarterback Aaron Rodgers had a 23-33 night with a touchdown but his team could not keep up with the Seahawks’ pace. Green Bay’s defense last year ranked 25th in total defense and was looking to improve and have a good start tonight. Unfortunately the game did not go according to plan. Final Score Seahawks: 36 Packers: 16