The defense ranged from solid to spectacular, sacking Aaron Rodgers three times and enjoying some diving play from Earl Thomas and the secondary, even as Michael Bennett, Sheldon Richardson and Cliff Avril all went down with minor injuries on the defensive line. It seemed like the momentum might carry through the playoffs after a big divisional round win over the Giants, but, like the Seahawks, they were no match for the red-hot Falcons in the NFC championship game. The Seattle Seahawks took a slim 3-0 lead into the third quarter thanks to a Blair Walsh field goal late in the second. Actually, twice a year ago with JC [Tretter] locking up [Vikings safety Andrew] Sendejo after I scored and he hit me, and then the whole team coming to my defense - especially Randall [Cobb] and Tae [Davante Adams] - right away in Tennessee.
When Rodgers threw what appeared to be only the second pick-six of his career in the first quarter, a play that would have given Seattle at 7-0 early lead, it was called back because of a game-ejecting penalty on the Seahawks' Jeremy Lane. They're loaded with talent on that side of the ball, whether it's quarterbackAaron Rodgers or perhaps the deepest receiving corps in the NFL.
According to Pro Football Focus, outside linebacker Nick Perry, inside linebacker Blake Martinez and defensive lineman Mike Daniels were Green Bay's best players on Sunday against Seattle. But on Sunday, the Packers defense did nearly everything right, something Green Bay fans haven't seen in a very long time. In his first NFL start, against one of the league's top defenses, Murphy wasn't flawless but certainly held his own. However, it was Green Bay's offense that struggled to get going against the talented Seahawks defensive front. Sunday's over/under is 51.
Green Bay Packers saw off the Seattle Seahawks 17-9 in their home season opener at Lambeau Field, thanks to a much-improved performance from their defence. They have weapons and a stout offensive line that will look to establish the run game here.
Seattle QB Russell Wilson was 14 of 27 for 158 yards and no scores.
Seattle might have more talent than anyone in the NFC, which is why they had the best Las Vegas Super Bowl odds of anyone in the conference for much of the offseason. His offensive line didn't help him either, as he was once again running for his life in the backfield. Picking against them as an underdog anytime this year will be a risky proposition.
Rodgers said the long-lasting effects of Bennett's actions in coming to his defense will be significant: "I support Marty 100 percent in just about anything he does", Rodgerssaid postgame. The Seahawks' offense managed only 3 yards in the first quarter, and were stuck at 24 total yards with less than a minute to play in the first half. For comparison, this would have ranked 31st in the league for the 2016 season. And things might not get much better this year, not after rising left tackle George Fant was lost for the season in a preseason game.
He's thrown 10 interceptions in his last 3 games vs. the Packers.
Both Rodgers and the game'slocation might be the ultimate deciding factors.
Everybody seems to be having a splendid time, and Geralt breaks the fourth wall to ask after the viewer's health. As she gets of her horse and makes her way inside, we're greeted with characters from across the Witcher series.
His comments come after meeting with President Donald Trump , Vice President Mike Pence and other top national security advisors. As North Korea conducts its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, US President Trump considers his response.
She refused to comment on army chief General Bipin Rawat's recent statement that India must be prepared for two-front war. Ms Sitharaman is the first Defence Minister to visit the base since George Fernandes had last visited the base in 2001.
Emera's Tampa Electric utility said the storm could affect up to 500,000 of the 730,000 homes and businesses it serves. More than 76,000 people in the state are already without power, according to Gov.
Pressure from Washington has ratcheted up since North Korea conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test on Sunday. The Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang also provides consular services for the United States, Australia and Canada.
USAF officials said they want to use a variety of rockets for the X-37B programme to launch quickly if warranted. It is the fifth flight for one of these crewless mini-shuttles, known as the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle .
I am not sure about you guys, but this letter is powerful and it got me excited about the upcoming season for the Cavaliers . He finished third in the National Basketball Association with an average of 28.9 points in 2016-17.
Wisconsin is ranked No. 9 in the latest AP Top 25 and 11th in the Amway Coaches Top 25 poll, both out on Tuesday. Texas, which was No. 23 last week, fell out of the poll after dropping a 51-41 decision to Maryland .
During the meeting, the two leaders took a detailed review of the projects taken up under Rs 80000 crore PMDP in the State. He called for identifying and deporting all fake state subject holders and said they were usurping the rights of Dogras.
Wales now sit third in Group D on 11 points from seven games, while Moldova are bottom of the pile on two points. Woodburn has certainly shown a lot of promised and has been touted as a possible superstar for the future.
The election in Gujarat is due at the end of this year and the party will soon launch its poll slogan "Garaje Gujarat". Besides Jaitley, three other union ministers are also holding additional charges of different ministries.
James Franklin slights Pitt after Penn State's win
Pitt ran 46 plays for 150 total yards and had the ball over two thirds of the first half (21:51 of game time). Penn State agreed to renew the series in July of 2011, under then AD Tim Curley and head coach Joe Paterno.
Young Oregon defense to challenge Huskers
Nebraska's maligned defense, which had trouble slowing down Arkansas State, blanked the Ducks in the second half. Oregon is facing an old foe today, Nebraska head coach Mike Riley, who was a longtime coach at Oregon State.
Hurricane Katia slams into Mexico's Veracruz state
At the same time, Irma strengthened back into a Category 5 storm Friday night, after weakening to a Category 4 earlier in the day. As of early Saturday morning, Katia was about 185 km west northwest of the Gulf Coast port of Veracruz , the NHC said.
Janet Jackson visits Harvey evacuees at Houston shelters
The Poetic Justice actress was forced to postpone her Unbreakable World Tour in May 2016 when she announced she was pregnant. She says she plans to visit some of the victims of the massive storm and let people know she cares about their plight.
Japan's Princess Mako announces engagement to commoner
Princess Mako's engagement is expected to be announced in the coming weeks, after which an official date will be set. The announcement was originally expected in July, but was postponed after a rain disaster hit western Japan.
Detroit Tigers give up worst home run in baseball history
Note: Outfielder Nori Aoki agreed to a contract with the Mets and was expected to join the team before its game at Houston. Tomlin gave up six hits in 5 2/3 innings, walked one and struck out two in his first start coming off the disabled list.