Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll 'surprised' by poor offensive line play

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The Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks meet up at Lambeau Field on Sunday in what some are calling a preview of this season's NFC Championship game.

And while Seattle's defense allowed just one touchdown drive of any note, the Seahawks' offense basically gave Green Bay its first score when Wilson was sacked and fumbled at his own 6-yard line.

Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane was controversially tossed during an interception return for touchdown, a play which was called back due to two penalties.

Mike Pereira, a former Vice President of Officiating in the National Football League and now a rules analyst at FOX Sports tweeted that both penalties might have been blown calls.

And Blair Walsh was a ideal 3-for-3 on field goals, with a long of 41 yards.

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES ¬óSeahawks coach Pete Carroll 7-4 in kickoff weekend games, including 4-3 with Seattle.

Meanwhile, the Seahawks offensive line remained a sieve and couldn't stop Mike Daniels.

The second-year player and older brother of Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey led the Packers with eight catches for 85 yards in the preseason, and although the receiver-rich team released him in the final round of cuts, the Packers wanted him back on the practice squad. But like all great quarterbacks, Aaron Rodgers found a way to figure out the Seahawks defense just enough to get the win.

The Packers kept Seattle out of the end zone and limited quarterback Russell Wilson to 158 passing yards on 14-of-27 accuracy to earn a 17-9 victory. Rookie Chris Carson showed that he could be explosive by running on the edge for a 15 yard gain, but that was about it.




Struggling on offense, in part due to rough field position, the Packers erased the zero from the scoreboard in one play. "We're going to have to get after him but at the same time be smart about our rush lanes and not let him tuck the ball and run or let his receivers become uncovered".

Most notable was the most controversial play of the half - the interception by Jones on a first-and-10 play for Green Bay at the Seattle 32.

Adams looked to have his hands on Lane's face mask when Lane retaliated, drawing the flag. In the receiving end, Randall Cobb posted 85 yards in nine receptions while Jordy Nelson added 79 yards and a touchdown in seven catches.

The Packers offense fared slightly better, putting together several solid drives and clearly winning the time of possession battle but yielded no points in the half for their efforts.

Just leave lacey in Green Bay.

Monday, they'll get back on the field at their practice facility in Renton, going back to work to fix more problems than they hoped they'd have. A 34-yard pass from Wilson to Doug Baldwin, followed immediately by Wilson's 29-yard scramble, set up the score.

Yes, it was only one game, but that was a statement the Packers defense couldn't have made last season.

Two incomplete passes, though, forced Seattle to settle for a Walsh field goal.

However, he has not been able solve the defense of one of Seattle's chief NFC rivals, the Green Bay Packers, in the past four matchups.

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