Thomas Rawls (ankle) is inactive for Seattle in Week 1

Carroll Rawls is questionable for Seahawks’ season opener

Carroll Rawls is questionable for Seahawks’ season opener

The Seattle Seahawks opened the season against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field - one of the most chaotic stadiums in professional football.

Sure, Aaron Rodgers and his Green Bay cohorts were able to manufacture a couple nice second-half drives in a 17-9 win, but that offense was mostly neutralized through three quarters by Seattle's suffocating front seven. Because of his struggles, Seattle couldn't move the chains (3 of 12 on third-down conversion) and couldn't get in the end zone (three field goals). Montgomery found the end zone on the very next play.

Compounding that penalty was defensive back Jeremy Lane's ejection for throwing a punch during the aforementioned play, but video shows Lane never threw a punch.

Seattle answered with a field goal of their own, a 41-yard attempt that left Blair Walsh a flawless three for three on the day.

Kante, Morata see off Foxes
Chelsea haven't won away from home in the month of September in any of the last four Premier League seasons (W0 D4 L3). Whilst it is a pretty weak statement from Morata, what more could we expect from a Chelsea striker new to his club?

While coach Perte Carroll will complain to the league office Monday over the calls, the Packers made more than enough plays to beat the Seahawks, including two in particular.

The Seahawks lost to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. On one first quarter play, outside linebacker Nick Perry bull rushed Seattle's left tackle Rees Odhiambo and laid him flat on his butt en-route to a 6-yard sack. Seattle's offense averaged 4.7 yards-per-play against the Packers. Having said that, I think that the Green Bay's offense is better than Seattle's and I think that Aaron Rodgers will be too much for Seattle to handle. Simply put, Thomas being fully back from a broken leg in December gives the Seahawks their best chance to win in Green Bay in a decade. They're obviously playing a lot faster, huddling 2 yards form the ball and trying to get as many plays as possible. However, the main receiver that one should focus on is Jordy Nelson. His rating: 69.7, far below his career mark of 99.2 (Wilson had a 59.1 rating in the first half). (Chris Carson was next-best with 39 yards on six carries). In the receiving end, Austin Hooper posted 128 yards and a touchdown in two catches while Julio Jones added 66 yards in four catches. Seattle had just 25 yards of total offense over their first five series, all of which ended in punts.

Seahawks fans will find some fingers to point outside of the team, as well, as two disputed calls took the wind out of the Seahawks' sails at highly inopportune times. In those three games combined, the Packers have sacked Wilson 10 times and intercepted him 10 times; in their first two meetings with him - the first being the infamous "Fail Mary" game - they failed to intercept him, gave up four touchdown passes and only sacked him twice. Michael Bennett (1.5), Avril (1.0), Terence Garvin (1.0) and Frank Clark (0.5) recorded the sacks.

The first half was a virtual stalemate. The Seahawks are chasing after their first victory in Green Bay since 1999.

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