Seattle Seahawks News: Different Year, Same Outcome

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Sep 4, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback

Russell Wilson

(3) passes the football during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Going into the game there were legitimate concerns about Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers wreaking havoc with Seattle’s tackles; this never came to fruition. Mr. Russell Wilson carried out a flawless game plan, never making a mistake, selling plays like he was a concessionaire distributing 2-foot long hot dogs in the stands of CenturyLink Field.

Wilson looked cool, calm and collected. I think the bigger the game, the more he relaxes…I’m being serious.

In reality the Seahawks defense picked up from where they left off last year. The defensive line played in Green Bay’s backfield all night. Ff it wasn’t for short routes and quick releases by Rodgers there would have had more than just three sacks.

Rodgers played relatively well against Seattle’s secondary, picking on Maxwell, Lane and Burley in equal parts. Noticeably absent from this list? Sherman and Thomas, who received zero throws in their direction. Ultimate respect right there, especially from a guy of Rodger’s caliber. Seattle’s coverage did yield some passing yards, but that is expected against a sophisticated offense with veteran receivers.

But, because he had limited time to throw the Green Bay QB averaged a paltry 5.7 yards/attempt and a 81.5 quarterback rating. Remember, we are talking about Aaron Rodgers, somebody perennially in the discussion for league MVP.