The game was dominated by defense early, but the Green Bay Packers eventually wore Seattle down and knocked off the Seahawks 17-9 in the season opener at Lambeau Field.
The Packers had a nearly 2-to-1 advantage in time of possession (39:13 to 20:47) as they closed out the victory in the final quarter.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers started show and tossed an interception in the first half, ending a streak of 251 straight passes without one, which was a career high. Rodgers would finish by completing 28 of 42 for 311 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
His only scoring strike came when the Seahawks were late getting a 12th player off the field and as usual, the Packers took advantage. Rodgers looked to the sideline, saw the flag come out and then found Jordy Nelson down the middle for a 32 yard scoring strike.
Earlier in the game, Nelson became the fourth receiver in Packers franchise history to reach 500 career receptions. He joined the elite company of Donald Driver, Sterling Sharpe and James Lofton. [Read more…]