Sep 5, 2014 12:06 AM
SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks unfurled their first Super Bowl banner just before kickoff and then showed the Green Bay Packers why they are defending NFL champions.
Marshawn Lynch ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns and Russell Wilson added two TDs through in the air as the Seahawks dismantled the Packers 36-16 in the NFL season opener.
Lynch, who ran for 1,257 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, barreled through a trio of Packers for the TD with 3:41 left before halftime to give the Seahawks a 17-10 lead. He added a 3-yard TD run on the first play of the fourth quarter for a 29-10 advantage.
Aaron Rodgers threw for 189 yards and a touchdown, but the Packers' up-tempo offense was stymied by Seattle's rough-and-tumble defense.