The Packers won 17-9.
When the final score is 17-9, it's impossible to ignore two calls that deprived touchdowns for the guys who scored the nine. The Seahawks defense is also bolstered by the addition of defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, along with their always impressive secondary. Rather than acquire a go-to guy in the offseason, they chose to stick with Ty Montgomery.
Wilson was limited to 158 yards on 14-of-27 passing as the Seahawks managed only 12 first downs and totaled just 225 yards. Still, the Green Bay Packers' defense is solid as compared to the most of the rosters int he league to date. You know what I mean, if you can't do that, then nothing happens.
"That's not good, and that's not us", coach Pete Carroll said.
"Frankly, that's what you look for when you talk about being a good teammate, standing up for one another, being united, being connected".
"We have to do way better than that". Green Bay needs a healthy Bulaga in the lineup to fortify its front five.
Griffin more than held his own despite being in Rodgers' crosshairs all game. Since Lane was ejected, Shaquill Griffin took his position and was not effective. That was not the plan. So that's why we made that move.
"Just trying to get open, trying to make the plays when they were there", Cobb said simply.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Green Bay is favored at home in this game, as the Packers are getting odds of -3 points against the Seahawks.
But, for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, tight end Martellus Bennett's shove of linebacker K.J. Wright after his collision with Rodgers as he ran for a first down, was highly symbolic. They later met with Cleveland's police chief and one of the ideas hatched was the pregame introduction and the public servants stood alongside the players for the anthem.
"I didn't see a punch, at all".
As for my prediction in the contest, I expect the Packers to win an extremely close game.
The Seahawks lost starting cornerback Jeremy Lane to an ejection in the first quarter.
"It puts a lot of strain on us", Carroll said. "He's sometimes a forgotten guy in the mix, especially with the way Davante played in training camp and Jordy's pedigree and the stuff he's accomplished", Rodgers said.
"I thought he came out of it fine".
Capers and the defensive staff did a great job on Sunday and should be commended for causing so many problems for the Seahawks offense. Coleman had joined the team only eight days earlier in a trade with New England, for now as a backup nickel back. The 66-yard touchdown pass that Packers receiver Davante Adams had a year ago against Seattle might not have occurred if Thomas was on the field. If Seattle wants to contend this season, it will again have to overcome a lackluster offensive line.