Aaron Rodgers' 'fast friend' Martellus Bennett comes to QB's defense

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That includes December 11, a 38-10 win in which Russell Wilson threw four interceptions and the Seahawks were without three-time All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas.

Looking ahead to next weekend, the Green Bay Packers will take on the Atlanta Falcons in an NFC championship rematch next Sunday night.

Green Bay smothered the Seahawks ground game. Their last win there was on November 1, 1999.

Catching the Seahawks with 12 men on the field, Rodgers fired deep over the middle to Jordy Nelson for a 32-yard touchdown, and the Packers were in control the rest of the way.

After Green Bay punted on their opening drive to start the second half, Russell Wilson was strip-sacked at the Seattle six-yard line and the Packers recovered.

And most of that needed improvement is in an area the Seahawks had hoped would be vastly better this season, but after one game appears as shaky as ever - the offensive line. The numbers when he's there and when he's not are staggering.

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The Packers' defensive front pushed Seattle's offensive line all over the place as the Seahawks gained just 225 yards, fewest in nearly three years, and Seattle was held to just three Blair Walsh field goals. Wilson faced constant pressure throughout the game, with Green Bay piling up three sacks, seven knockdowns and nine QB hits, per the Fox telecast. He's that big a factor all over the field. Green Bay kept the Seahawks out of the end zone, allowing just 225 yards of total offense to a Seattle team that averaged over 350 yards in 2016.

This ineffective season opener is reminiscent of past year when the Seahawks scored only 15-points in their first 2 games.

Replays suggested it was actually Adams who initiated the scuffle, grabbing Lane's mask during the return. Time for the Seahawks to see how much of a coup that one-year, prove-it contract they gave their 250-pound masher back may be. Perhaps 15 or more times. Other people around the league will see it, and we've got to set the tone. Look for the Seahawks to help Griffin, perhaps with Thomas shading to his side or maybe even dime packages of a sixth defensive back, Bradley McDougald roaming on the right. "He's done everything we have asked of him, for weeks and weeks now", Carroll said.

Wilson, coming off a season in which he threw a career-high 11 interceptions while recording a career-low passer rating of 92.6, played hurt last season and behind an offensive line that was in shambles. WR Doug Baldwin has played in 72 straight games, fourth-longest active streak among receivers. The Seahawks had a great pass rush tandem in Frank Clark and Cliff Avril, who combined for 21.5 sacks.

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Will it be the Seahawks' vaunted defense or the Packers' Hall-of-Fame quarterback that comes out on top? He has a new weapon in the name od tight end Martellus Bennett, the sibling of Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett.

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