Marshawn Lynch Leads Seahawks Over Packers in NFL Opener
Marshawn Lynch must have been eating his Skittles this offseason. Beast Mode carried the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks to a 36-16 win over the Green Bay Packers in the opening game of the 2014 NFL season on Thursday night.
"He was on fire tonight," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters of Lynch's opening night performance in his post-game presser. Lynch wound up with 110 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns. Meanwhile, Seattle QB Russell Wilson threw for two more touchdowns.
On the other side of the ball, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers had one touchdown and one interception to go with just 189 passing yards, as the physical Seahawks D slowed down the Pack's uptempo offense and gave Green Bay's flimsy O-line fits all night long.
That's right, Beast Mode went home like: