Seattle Seahawks: Defending champs dominant in opener vs Green Bay Packers; Team still feels there is room for improvement
Last night the Seattle Seahawks proved one thing - they haven't lost a step. In fact, they may be much more dangerous than last season.
In the first game of the 2014 NFL regular season, the Seahawks were clicking on all cylinders:
- Marshawn Lynch aka Beast Mode rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries
- Russell Wilson finished the game with a 110.9 passer rating. He threw for 191 yards and two touchdowns going 19-for-28.
- Percy Harvin, who is finally healthy (and hopefully stays that way), caught seven passes for 59 yards and rushed for 41 yards on four attempts.
- The Seahawks defense allowed only one touchdown pass and 189 passing yards to arguably the best quarterback in the league in Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers was also sacked three times, threw an interception and had a fumble which led to a safety.
- Richard Sherman, arguably the best cornerback in the league, was not targeted once
The game ended with a score of 36-16.
Even scarier about this team, they feel they can improve.
"It wasn't dominant at all. We have a lot of things to clean up," Sherman said of the win according to ESPN. "We missed some opportunities on some turnovers. We missed some tackles on key drives we could have stopped; we had some key penalties. These are all things we need to clean up because we have a really high standard."
Harvin echoed Sherman's sentiments
"If we already peaked this game, we're going to be in trouble," Harvin said. "I hope we can just take this game and build on it."
The Seahawks next major matchup comes during Week 3 when they play the Denver Broncos at home in a re-match of last season's Super Bowl. The Seahawks were dominant in the championship game scoring 43 points and holding Peyton Manning and the Broncos high-powered offense to just eight points.