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The Seattle Seahawks beat the Cincinnati Bengals 21-20 on Sunday, opening the season 1-0 with a mixed result against the Bengals offense. Though Andy Dalton passed for 418 yards and 8.2 yards per attempt with John Ross gaining 158 on his own, the front-seven helped make up for problems in the secondary by holding Cincinnati to field goal attempts on three separate drives.

New Seahawks edge defender Jadeveon Clowney certainly had a lot to do with that, starting with a batted pass on his first series with the team.

Clowney finished with two tackles and he may or may not have had his first sack depending on the final official ruling; the play was potentially ruled as a “team sack” if Dalton ran out on his own accord. Clowney’s presence also may have helped Quinton Jefferson have a career day with two sack, three QB hits, and two batted passes.

Additionally, Mychal Kendricks was consistently in the backfield creating pressure, Branden Jackson helped create pressure, Al Woods got himself a fumble recovery, and Rasheem Green had the game-winning strip.

The Bengals ran it 15 times for only 34 yards. As a team they had four fumbles.

Clowney’s presence has immediately been felt.

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