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Packers beat Seahawks 17-9 to take NFC heavyweight match

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) A marquee season opener between two NFC heavyweights turned into a defensive slugfest.

The Green Bay Packers - not the menacing Seattle Seahawks - landed the momentum-swinging punch.

Green Bay defensive lineman Mike Daniels' strip sack of Russell Wilson deep in Seattle territory in the third quarter set up Ty Montgomery's 6-yard touchdown run on the next play to spark the Packers' 17-9 win on Sunday.

''This really started with our defense,'' Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said. ''It starts on the line of scrimmage. We were in the backfield a bunch.''

The Packers' Aaron Rodgers was 28 of 42 for 311 yards and added a 32-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson to make it an eight-point game late in the third quarter. The Packers went deep to his favorite receiver on a free play that was extended after Seattle was flagged for having too many men on the field.

Rodgers' regular-season streak of passes without an interception ended at a career-high 251. The Seahawks defense reinforced by the return of safety Earl Thomas bottled up receivers from making many big plays and put plenty of pressure on Rodgers.

But the Packers started denting Seattle with runs or quick passes to Nelson, Randall Cobb and Montgomery in the second half, chewing up clock in the process. A 12-play, 53-yard drive that took up more than five minutes ended with Mason Crosby's 40-yard field goal with 8:01 left to make it a two-score game.

''That was a great defense that we went against. They're going to keep everybody kind of in front, they're going to make us go the long way,'' Nelson said.

Green Bay's defense had an even better debut, especially considering how maligned the Packers were against the pass last season.

Seattle managed just three field goals. Wilson was held to 14 of 27 for 158 yards. The Packers held decisive edges in total yardage (370-225) and first downs (26-12). Green Bay held the ball for 39 minutes.

''I was disappointed they were able to be as aggressive up front as they were with their defense,'' Seattle coach Pete Carroll said.

EJECTED

Seattle cornerback Jeremy Lane was ejected after referee John Parry said he threw a punch during a scrum with Packers receiver Davante Adams. Carroll disagreed with the call.

''I have seen it, and I didn't see the punch at all. I'm disappointed the play would have such magnitude on the game,'' Carroll said. ''One (official) saw it, and that's what they went with. I'm anxious to hear how the league tells us how that went.''

The tussle occurred around the Packers 30 during a play in which Nazair Jones intercepted Rodgers at 9:26 of the first quarter. It was Rodgers' first interception since Nov. 13, 2016, at Tennessee.

Tensions were already high between the teams early in the game. Rodgers was picking on Lane in the secondary, with Cobb whistled for taunting following a 14-yard gain while being defended by Lane.

NATIONAL ANTHEM

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett sat on the bench again during the national anthem. On the other sideline at about the 30, his younger brother Martellus Bennett, a tight end for the Packers, stood at the end of the line next to his teammates, but raised his right fist in the air during the anthem.

Michael Bennett last week released a statement alleging racially motivated excessive force by Las Vegas police.

Seahawks offensive lineman Justin Britt stood next to Bennett again during his anthem protest. Defensive linemen Frank Clark and Cliff Avril each went back to shake hands with Bennett during the anthem and then joined him on the bench.

The Bennett brothers talked for about a minute after the game at midfield.

''It was a tough week, but you get through things and I was glad to be out there with my guys again,'' Michael Bennett said.

Also for Green Bay, safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix helped hold a giant American flag on the field as the anthem was played.

INJURIES

Packers linebacker Ahmad Brooks, who just joined the team last week as a free agent after being cut by the 49ers, left with a concussion. His injury was announced at the start of the third quarter. ... Rodgers appeared to be limping after getting pushed back by a defender in the pocket late in the fourth quarter. He took a few extra seconds to get back to the huddle on a couple plays but did not leave the game.

''Just kicked a couple times, stepped on a couple times,'' Rodgers said.

UP NEXT

Seahawks: Host the San Francisco 49ers in home opener on Sept. 17.

Packers: Visit Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 17.

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Key Players
R. Wilson 3 QB
158 YDs, 0 TDs, 0 INTs
A. Rodgers 12 QB
311 YDs, 1 TDs, 1 INTs
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 6:17
B.Walsh 41 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-T.Ott, Holder-J.Ryan.
7
plays
52
yds
1:44
pos
9
17
Field Goal 8:01
M.Crosby 40 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-B.Goode, Holder-J.Vogel.
12
plays
53
yds
5:37
pos
6
17
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:17
M.Crosby extra point is GOOD, Center-B.Goode, Holder-J.Vogel.
plays
yds
pos
6
14
Touchdown 0:17
A.Rodgers pass deep middle to J.Nelson for 32 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Penalty on SEA-T.Garvin, Defensive 12 On-field, declined.
9
plays
75
yds
4:03
pos
6
13
Field Goal 4:20
B.Walsh 21 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-T.Ott, Holder-J.Ryan.
11
plays
71
yds
6:13
pos
6
7
Point After TD 10:33
M.Crosby extra point is GOOD, Center-B.Goode, Holder-J.Vogel.
plays
yds
pos
3
7
Touchdown 10:33
T.Montgomery left tackle for 6 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
1
plays
6
yds
0:06
pos
3
6
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:00
B.Walsh 33 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-T.Ott, Holder-J.Ryan. Penalty on GB-D.House, Running Into the Kicker, declined.
8
plays
74
yds
0:55
pos
3
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
Time of Pos 20:47 39:13
1st Downs 12 26
Rushing 3 8
Passing 8 16
Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Conv 3-12 9-16
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 225 370
Total Plays 48 74
Avg Gain 4.7 5.0
Net Yards Rushing 90 84
Rush Attempts 18 28
Avg Rush Yards 5.0 3.0
Net Yards Passing 135 286
Comp. - Att. 14-27 28-42
Yards Per Pass 5.0 6.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-23 4-25
Penalties - Yards 8-50 8-70
Touchdowns 0 2
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 1-0
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 6-45.8 5-43.8
Return Yards 122 0
Punts - Returns 1-7 2-0
Kickoffs - Returns 3-91 0-0
Int. - Returns 1-24 0-0
Kicking 3/3 3/3
Extra Points 0/0 2/2
Field Goals 3/3 1/1
Red Zone Eff. 0-2 -0% 1-1 -100%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-1 -0% 1-1 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Seahawks 0-1 03339
Packers 1-0 0014317
135 PASS YDS 286
90 RUSH YDS 84
225 TOTAL YDS 370
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
R. Wilson 3 QB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
51.9% 158 0 0 69.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
51.9% 158 0 0 69.7
R. Wilson 14/27 158 0 0 8
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
R. Wilson 3 QB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 40 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 40 0
R. Wilson 2 40 0 29 8
C. Carson 32 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 39 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 39 0
C. Carson 6 39 0 30 4
C. Prosise 22 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 11 0
C. Prosise 4 11 0 8 1
E. Lacy 27 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 3 0
E. Lacy 5 3 0 6 0
D. Baldwin 89 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -3 0
D. Baldwin 1 -3 0 -3 6
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Baldwin 89 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 63 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 63 0
D. Baldwin 4 4 63 0 34 6
P. Richardson 10 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 4 59 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 59 0
P. Richardson 7 4 59 0 28 5
N. Vannett 81 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 10 0
N. Vannett 1 1 10 0 10 1
C. Carson 32 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 10 0
C. Carson 1 1 10 0 10 4
J. Graham 88 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 3 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 8 0
J. Graham 8 3 8 0 6 0
T. Lockett 16 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 8 0
T. Lockett 2 1 8 0 8 0
L. Willson 82 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
L. Willson 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. McEvoy 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
T. McEvoy 2 0 0 0 0 0
A. Darboh 84 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
A. Darboh 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
S. Griffin 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-0 0 0.0
S. Griffin 10-0 0.0 0 0
K. Wright 50 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
K. Wright 7-2 0.0 0 0
E. Thomas 29 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 0.0
E. Thomas 7-4 0.0 0 0
B. Wagner 54 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
B. Wagner 6-3 0.0 0 0
S. Richardson 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
S. Richardson 4-0 0.0 0 0
K. Chancellor 31 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
K. Chancellor 3-1 0.0 0 0
R. Sherman 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
R. Sherman 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Coleman 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Coleman 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Reed 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
J. Reed 2-1 0.0 0 0
M. Bennett 72 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.5
M. Bennett 2-1 1.5 0 0
M. Smith 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Smith 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Garvin 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
T. Garvin 1-2 1.0 0 0
C. Avril 56 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
C. Avril 1-0 1.0 0 0
N. Thorpe 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Thorpe 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Lane 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Lane 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Britt 68 C
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Britt 1-0 0.0 0 0
N. Jones 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
N. Jones 1-0 0.0 1 0
D. Alexander 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Alexander 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Bass 47 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
D. Bass 0-1 0.0 0 0
F. Clark 55 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
F. Clark 0-1 0.5 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Walsh 7 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 0/0
SEASON FG XP
3/3 0/0
B. Walsh 3/3 41 0/0 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Ryan 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 45.8 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
6 45.8 4
J. Ryan 6 45.8 4 59
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Lockett 16 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 30.3 43 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 30.3 43 0
T. Lockett 3 30.3 43 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Lockett 16 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 7.0 7 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 7.0 7 0
T. Lockett 1 7.0 7 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
A. Rodgers 12 QB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 311 1 1 86.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 311 1 1 86.5
A. Rodgers 28/42 311 1 1 18
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Montgomery 88 RB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 54 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
19 54 1
T. Montgomery 19 54 1 8 14
A. Rodgers 12 QB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 21 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 21 0
A. Rodgers 7 21 0 13 18
J. Williams 30 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 9 0
J. Williams 2 9 0 6 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
R. Cobb 18 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
12 9 85 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 85 0
R. Cobb 12 9 85 0 29 8
J. Nelson 87 WR
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 7 79 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 79 1
J. Nelson 8 7 79 1 32 13
D. Adams 17 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 3 47 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 47 0
D. Adams 7 3 47 0 21 4
M. Bennett 80 TE
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 43 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 43 0
M. Bennett 6 3 43 0 26 4
T. Montgomery 88 RB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 39 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 39 0
T. Montgomery 4 4 39 0 20 14
L. Kendricks 84 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 18 0
L. Kendricks 4 2 18 0 9 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
D. Randall 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
D. Randall 6-0 0.0 0 0
M. Daniels 76 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 1.5
M. Daniels 5-2 1.5 0 1
Q. Rollins 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
Q. Rollins 4-4 0.0 0 0
H. Clinton-Dix 21 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
H. Clinton-Dix 4-0 0.0 0 0
M. Burnett 42 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
M. Burnett 3-1 0.0 0 0
K. Brice 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
K. Brice 3-1 0.0 0 0
D. House 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
D. House 2-1 0.0 0 0
C. Matthews 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
C. Matthews 2-0 0.0 0 0
B. Martinez 50 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
B. Martinez 2-0 0.0 0 0
N. Perry 53 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.5
N. Perry 1-2 1.5 0 0
A. Brooks 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Brooks 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Evans 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Evans 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Clark 97 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Clark 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Ryan 47 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
J. Ryan 1-1 0.0 0 0
K. Fackrell 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Fackrell 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Jones 27 SAF
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Jones 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Crosby 2 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
1/1 2/2
M. Crosby 1/1 40 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Vogel 8 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 43.8 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
5 43.8 1
J. Vogel 5 43.8 1 57
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Davis 11 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 0.0 0 0
T. Davis 2 0.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 SEA 39 1:34 3 -9 Punt
9:26 50 1:33 3 8 Punt
1:34 SEA 25 1:46 3 4 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:13 SEA 20 2:24 6 23 Punt
7:12 SEA 32 1:34 3 -1 Punt
0:55 SEA 11 0:55 8 74 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:04 SEA 21 1:25 3 -15 Fumble
10:33 SEA 26 6:13 11 71 FG
0:17 SEA 26 1:39 4 18 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:01 SEA 25 1:44 7 52 FG
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:26 GB 17 4:00 7 51 INT
7:53 GB 2 6:19 11 32 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:48 GB 12 3:35 6 23 Punt
8:49 GB 5 1:37 3 3 Punt
5:38 GB 29 4:43 9 28 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 GB 25 2:56 5 10 Punt
10:39 SEA 6 0:06 1 6 TD
4:20 GB 25 4:03 9 75 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:38 GB 25 5:37 12 53 FG
6:17 GB 25 6:17 12 48 Game