American Football - Packers topple Seahawks, Carr shines in return

Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks to pass during the first half against the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field (AFP Photo/Dylan Buell)

- Aaron Rodgers threw for a touchdown and 311 yards as the Green Bay Packers opened their National Football League season with a 17-9 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. "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." Rodgers clinched the victory with a 26-yard bootleg pass to tight end Martellus Bennett just prior to the two-minute warning. Elsewhere, Derek Carr threw two touchdown passes and Giorgio Tavecchio kicked four field goals in his NFL debut as the Oakland Raiders beat the Tennessee Titans 26-16. In his first game since breaking his leg on Christmas Eve against Indianapolis, Carr completed 22 of 32 passes for 262 yards.

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