SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's Marshawn Lynch had six carries for 30 yards and the Seahawks and Green Bay Packers were tied 0-0 after the first quarter Monday night.
Seattle' opening possession stalled after a false start penalty against Russell Okung moved the Seahawks into a third-and-long that they were unable to convert.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers scrambled for 16 yards on the Packers first offensive play but they were unable to keep the drive alive.
While Clay Matthews entered with six sacks in the first two games, it was Bruce Irvin, Seattle's first-round draft pick, causing havoc in the first quarter. Irvin was too much for right tackle Bryan Bulaga to handle running around and through him for two sacks of Rodgers.
The Seahawks rode Lynch to shift field position in their favor. Lynch hammered away for gains for 8 yards, 6 and 6 and Russell Wilson was 3 for 6 on the drive to push into Green Bay territory. Seattle was forced to punt and backed up the Packers to their own 1-yard line where the punt was downed by Ben Obomanu.
Green Bay was able to get out of danger but the drive stalled after an illegal hands to the face penalty on Josh Sitton backed up the Packers again. Irvin ran around Bulaga again for a second sack of Rodgers.
Seattle had three sacks in the first quarter as Brandon Mebane got one when Rodgers tripped and fell in the pocket.