How The West Is Won – NFL Week One

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Sep 4, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) defends during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Packers 36-16. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks

Due to the fact that the Seahawks won the Superbowl last year, they were given the honor of opening the 2014 season at home. At the end of the day, the NFL is a business so they had aspirations of putting together a good game.  So welcome to Seattle, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. We heard stories about Marshawn Lynch being unhappy, that perhaps their defensive line wasn’t quite as deep as last year. Questions were asked about a possible Super Bowl hangover. Were they, and the famous 12th Man, still hungry?

The Seahawks answered all of those questions. The Packers managed to score the first TD of the season, but that was pretty much all they had to cheer about as Seattle looked as if they hadn’t missed a beat as they glided to a 1-0 without much undue stress at all.  Percy Harvin looked like a dangerous weapon, and if he remains so, is an upgrade over Golden Tate. The defense is still good, Aaron Rodgers one of the games best quarterbacks, did not throw once to a receiver covered by Richard Sherman. So yes, the Seahawks look legit, and a contender certainly, but don’t crown them just yet. Let’s see them on the road, let’s see someone challenge Sherman, and let’s see the results of that first.