In fairness, both offences were poor in a first half that was scoreless right up until Seattle put three points on the board with a field goal as time expired.
As the Packers got set for their first game of the season, outside Lambeau, Bart Boyden let his fan flag fly. Green Bay now leads the all-time series 11-7.
Early in the game, defensive tackle Nazair Jones stepped in front of a pass, secured it and ran it back to the end zone before his touchdown was called back.
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. This year, at least one, when the Seattle Seahawks travel to Green Bay to face the Packers. He led a march from the Green Bay 25 to Seahawks 22.
Nelson finished with seven receptions for 79 yards.
Otherwise, Wilson didn't really make much noise. He was held to 158 passing yards, with much of his production coming after he avoided immediate pressure. However, that wasn't the case this afternoon at Lambeau Field.
The first was a 6-yard drive that came after Russell Wilson fumbled on a hit by Mike Daniels, with Green Bay's Kyler Fackrell recovering. Russell Wilson dealt with ankle injuries most of the year, which kept him from being the usual dual-threat he is.
If you want some highlights, there absolutely were some.
His only scoring strike came when the Seahawks were late getting a 12th player off the field and as usual, the Packers took advantage. The Packers never trailed again. "This is a bit surprising because the Seattle Seahawks always had strong local support in Vancouver and this is reflected in the betting but this year things seem to be bucking the trend".
The series: Green Bay holds a 10-7 series edge in the regular season.
How many week-one games have massive playoff implications?
"This is exactly what they needed", Adams said. After two running plays that went nowhere, Wilson completed a 34-yard, scramble throw to Doug Baldwin, then ran 29-yards for a first down. "It's just I've got to get off the field".
Bennett, who began the day by raising his first during the national anthem - a move he said was in support of his brother, Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, who has knelt during the anthem - said he instantly apologized to coach Mike McCarthy for taking the penalty, but he did not need to say sorry to Rodgers. But that doesn't explain away Green Bay's ability to stymie Seattle. If they can maintain their defensive momentum, this could be a scary football team. "You take a shot at our quarterback, we take a shot on you".
The Seahawks and Packers are familiar foes made even more familiar when they meet to open their seasons. More than that, it played with an attitude, the kind of attitude that comes from an off-season filled with biting criticism from legions of doubters.