NFL Highlight Reel: Seattle Seahawks v. Green Bay Packers
In the first edition of the Crown’s “The Highlight Reel,” we’re talking about opening night of the National Football League.
Thursday night was the first of 267 games of the National Football League’s 2014 season. The reigning Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks, had the honor of kicking off the season against the Green Bay Packers.
The game began when the Packers received the first kickoff of the new season.
Their first possession lead to a punt that Seattle safety, Earl Thomas, who replaced the newly acquired Detroit Lion, Golden Tate. After the punt, Russell Wilson, Percy Harvin and Marshawn Lynch lead the offense down the field into field goal range for Steven Hauschka to score the first points of the game.
Seattle kickoffed to Green Bay for the second time of the night. Aaron Rodgers, Eddy Lacey and Jordy Nelson drove down the field, reaching the 2-yard line.
Then, John Kuhn rumbled, bumbled and stumbled into the endzone for the first touchdown of the 2014 season.
Seattle received the ball and drove down some of the field before the end of the first quarter.
The quarter ended with Green Bay up 7-3 on the Seahawks.
It was Green Bay’s only lead the entire game.
The second quarter was under way with the Seahawks continuing to drive down the field until Russell Wilson threw a short pass to Ricardo Lockette, scoring Seattle’s first touchdown of the season. Seattle regained the lead 10-7.
Green Bay, in their third possession of the game, marched on down the field into field goal range where Mason Crosby knotted up the game at 10 apiece with his first field goal of the season.
Seahawk Marshawn Lynch drove down the field and scored a touchdown.
After each team’s third possession, they didn’t score again in the first half of the game.
At halftime, the Seahawks had the touchdown lead over the Packers 17-10.
After the start of the second half, neither the Packers or the Seahawks scored in their fifth possession.
The only important things that came out of the fifth possession were the interception made by Bryon Maxwell on a throw by Aaron Rodgers. That interception led the Seahawks’ Steven Hauschka to kick another field goal, increasing the lead to a ten point advantage over the Packers.
Green Bay received the following kickoff and drove down the field until they turned over the ball on downs.
Seattle didn’t do anything on the drive except have a punt, which pinned the Packers inside the 20-yard line.
The Packers were ready for the following snap, and then a fumble occurred because of a Michael Bennett sack on Aaron Rodgers. The ball rolled into the endzone. One of the Packers’ linemen landed on the ball, which covered it up. The Packers gave up the safety, giving the ball back to Seattle.
After the punt, Marshawn Lynch and Percy Harvin lead the Seahawks to another touchdown with Marshawn picking up his second touchdown of the night.
In the final quarter of the game the score was 29-10, Seattle.
Green Bay answered the second Marshawn Lynch touchdown with a touchdown from Rodgers to Randall Cobb.
The Packers then tried to go for the two point conversation but failed to convert.
The Seahawks obtained the ball from the kickoff and drove down the field to deliver the final nail in the coffin on Green Bay’s chances of winning this game.
Russell Wilson took a play out of the Auburn playbook and drew the defense to draw and lob the ball over their heads to Derrick Coleman.
Coleman rolled into the endzone untouched and scored the final points of the game.
After one three and out possession by Green Bay, the Seahawks took a knee and ended the game.
Seattle defeated Green Bay 36-16.
Russell Wilson passed for 191 yards on 19 of 28 passes with two touchdowns.
Marshawn Lynch scored two touchdowns on 110 rushing yards on 20 carries.
Aaron Rodgers had 189 passing yards on 23 of 33 passes with one touchdown and one interception.
Jordy Nelson led the team with nine receptions on 83 receiving yards and didn’t hull in a touchdown.
Overall, the first game of the NFL season looked promising in terms of bringing the fans tons of excitement, thrills and good, competitive games.