Week 1: Packers at Seahawks

Here are all the vitals, including last year's statistical leaders, as these powerhouses kick off the season.



9/24/12: Packers 12 at Seahawks 14. Seattle defense records 8 sacks & Seahawks WR Golden Tate catches 2 TD passes, including 24-yard game winner as time expires.




NBC (7:30 p.m. Central): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (GB), 93 (Sea.). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (GB), 225 (Sea.).

THURS. RECORD17-24-23-5
STREAKS4 of past 6
COACHES VS. OPP.McCarthy: 3-2Carroll: 1-2
PASSINGRodgers: 193-290-2,536-17-6-104.9 (3C)Wilson: 257-407-3,357-26-9-101.2
RUSHINGLacy: 284-1,178-4.1-11 (3L)Lynch: 301-1,257-4.2-12 (T1L)
RECEIVINGNelson: 85-1,314-15.5-8Baldwin: 50-778-15.6-5
OFFENSE400.3 (3L)339.0
TAKE/GIVE-3+20 (1L)
DEFENSE372.3273.6 (1L)
SACKSMatthews: 7.5Bennett: 8.5
INTsShields: 4Sherman: 8 (1L)
PUNTINGMasthay: 44.6Ryan: 42.7
KICKINGCrosby: 141 (2C) (42/42 PAT; 33/37 FG)Hauschka: 143 (1C) (44/44 PAT; 33/35 FG)

PACKERS NOTES: Have won NFC North in each of past 3 years…QB Aaron Rodgers had 104.9 rating in 2013 & is only QB in NFL history with 5 consecutive seasons with 100+ rating. Has 104.9 career rating, highest in NFL history. Is 4-0 as starter on Thurs. with 115.6 rating…Pro Bowl RB Eddie Lacy was 2013 Offensive Rookie of Year. Set franchise rookie records with 1,178 rush yards & 11 rush TDs…WR Jordy Nelson had career-high 85 catches & 1,314 yards last year. WR-PR-KR Randall Cobb and Hall of Famer Gale Sayers are only 2 in NFL history with 60+ yard run, 60+ yard catch, 100+ yard KR & 80+ yard PR in 1st 3 seasons…LB A.J. Hawk led team with 118 tackles. LB Clay Matthews has 50 sacks in 69 career games. Since entering NFL in 2002, LB Julius Peppers is 2nd in NFL with 118.5 sacks. Since 2010 (incl. playoffs), CB Tramon Williams ranks 3rd in NFL with 19 INTs & CB Sam Shields is tied for 4th with 17 INTs.

SEAHAWKS NOTES: Won 1st Super Bowl in team history…Pro Bowl QB Russell Wilson had 101.2 rating last year & is only QB with 100+ rating in rookie & 2nd season. 1 of 4 QBs to win SB in 1st or 2nd season. Incl. playoffs, has 28 wins in 1st 2 years, most ever…Pro Bowl RB Marshawn Lynch rushed for 1,257 yards & 12 TDs last year, his 3rd season in row with 1,200+ yards & 10+ TDs. Is only NFL player to rush for 1,000+ yards & 10+ TDs in each of past 3 seasons… Seahawks led NFL in 2013 with 39 takeaways, 28 INTs & +20 turnover diff. Seattle was 1st in NFL in points allowed (231), total defense (273.6) & pass defense (172)…Pro Bowl CB Richard Sherman led NFL with 8 INTs, 1st Seahawk to lead NFL in INTs since 1993. Since entering NFL in 2011, leads NFL with 20 INTs. Pro Bowl S Earl Thomas was 1 of 2 in NFL with 100+ tackles (100), 5+ INTs (5) & 2+ FFs (2). Is only S in past decade with 100+ tackles, 5+ INTs & 2+ FFs in season. Pro Bowl S Kam Chancellor had 93 tackles, his 3rd season in row with 90+ tackles.

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