Seattle, WA- The Seattle Seahawks’ offensively struggled with the pass rush of the Green Bay Packers the entire game and could not get a victory in their season opener. They went on to lose 16-9. Seattle’s troubles continue with their offensive line that could not give Russell Wilson time in the pocket to deliver strikes to his receivers. He was constantly scrambling out of the pocket to make something happen, but the Packers’ defense held him in check.
In the first half Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers looked out of sync and it looked like the Seahawks’ defense were in control of the game until a controversial call changed the flow of the game. Jeremy Lane was ejected after allegedly throwing a punch. Since Lane was ejected, Shaquill Griffin took his position and was not effective. Up until the last 50 seconds of the first half, both teams struggled to get into their stride. With 50 seconds left, a couple good running plays, and a throw that was good enough to get the Seahawks in field goal position, the Seahawks put three points on the board.
However in the second half, the Packers put together a couple of good drives to put points on the board. Rodgers looked to have injured his foot in third quarter, but he stuck it out. That would be something to watch moving forward in the season. Everything was going wrong for Seattle, they could not get yards on the ground. Rookie Chris Carson showed that he could be explosive by running on the edge for a 15 yard gain, but that was about it. He finished the game with only 39 yards. Eddie Lacy had only 3 yards on 5 touches and was not effective on blocking plays. The team had a total of 90 yards on the ground. Wilson finished the game with 158 yards.
After a game like this, the Seahawks have to be concern with their offensive line and the hits that Wilson is taking. It is only the first game of the season, but Wilson took a lot of hits and was seen on the ground more than he was standing up. With moving forward the O-Line have to do a better job with protecting their QB.
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