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Poll: Who was the Seahawks’ best player against the Packers?

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The Seattle Seahawks lost 17-9 to the Green Bay Packers in the opening weekend of the 2017 NFL season. While the defense did its job and held Green Bay to 0 points in the 1st half, the offense was offensive to watch. Just 225 yards gained, a critical game-changing fumble inside their own 10, a largely ineffective running game, poor pass protection, dropped passes, 3rd down failures, it was not pretty to watch.

With that said, I want to know which Seahawk you thought was the best performer on the afternoon. I’m struggling to find any reason to stick any offensive players in this poll. I suppose Doug Baldwin (4 catches for 63 yards) and Paul Richardson (4 catches for 59 yards) accounting for almost exactly 50% of the entire offensive output makes them the two standouts. Chris Carson’s 30 yard run was another bright spot.

Earl Thomas was Earl Thomas. He was flying towards the ball, breaking up passes, making tackles to prevent small gains from becoming something bigger, and looked like the best safety in the NFL. It’s great to have healthy Earl back.

Sheldon Richardson’s debut was as good as advertised. He provided interior pass rush that’s been sorely lacking, drew a couple of holding penalties, and was at the heart of a run defense which held the Packers running backs to just 63 yards on 21 carries. It wasn’t until the end of the 3rd and the whole of the 4th quarter that he and everyone else on Seattle’s d-line was spent, and you can understand why.

Michael Bennett had 1.5 of Seattle’s four sacks of Aaron Rodgers, and had a couple of additional hits on Green Bay’s star quarterback. He was also integral in stopping the run, as you’ve come to expect. How can you not be giddy about this Seattle front seven?

Oh yeah, and Blair Walsh went 3-for-3 on field goals. Wasn’t that cool? He is responsible for 100% of Seattle’s point total. Jon Ryan punted the absolute sh-t out of the football and repeatedly pinned Green Bay inside the 20. Special teams was a definite bright spot, and at least one ex-Packer played well in his return to Wisconsin.

Of course, these are my five suggestions, and I’m trying to wipe much of this game out of my memory. Who was Seattle’s best player against Green Bay?

Poll

Who was the Seahawks’ player of the game at Green Bay?

This poll is closed

  • 55%
    Earl Thomas
    (1173 votes)
  • 12%
    Sheldon Richardson
    (267 votes)
  • 4%
    Michael Bennett
    (97 votes)
  • 6%
    Blair Walsh
    (141 votes)
  • 15%
    Jon Ryan
    (331 votes)
  • 5%
    Other
    (123 votes)
2132 votes total Vote Now