GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers face the Seattle Seahawks in their regular-season opener Sunday, September 10th at Lambeau Field.
The Packers are coming off a 3-1 pre-season. According to Packers.com, Sunday’s matchup marks the first time since 2012 that the Pack will open the season at home.
The Packers selected QB Aaron Rodgers, S Morgan Burnett and K Mason Crosby as captions for the season opener.
Ahead of kickoff, set for 3:25 p.m., the Packers announced Brian Bulaga would not play, and Kyle Murphy would start at right tackle in his place.
The below Packers’ players were declared inactive Sunday:
28 CB Josh Hawkins
33 RB Aaron Jones
41 CB Lenzy Pipkins
62 G Lucas Patrick
75 T Bryan Bulaga
90 DT Montravius Adams
91 DT Quinton Dial
Former Packers wide receiver James Jones was among those taking part in the pre-game festivities at Lambeau Field. This, after Jones last week announced his retirement from football. Jones made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday, September 6th:
Jones was with the Packers from 2007-2013, and he returned to the team in 2015. He had 433 receptions for 5,861 yards and 51 touchdowns during his career, according to NFL.com.
He was drafted by the Packers in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft — and helped the Packers win Super Bowl XLV over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Kickoff was set for 3:25 p.m. Sunday.
As the Packers’ regular season got underway Sunday afternoon, the Packers won the coin toss and opted to defer. Seattle would receive.
The score was 0-0 as the first quarter came to an end, capping off an intense but scoreless first.
CLICK HERE for a first quarter recap via Packers.com.
It wasn’t a scoreless first half, however. The Seattle Seahawks’ Blair Walsh successfully kicked a 33-yard field goal at the end of the second quarter — and the score was Seahawks 3, Packers 0 at halftime.
CLICK HERE for a halftime update via Packers.com.
In the third quarter, Packers’ Mike Daniels and Nick Perry teamed up to sack Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson — and Daniels ended up getting the sack and forced fumble.
It was then Packers’ ball at the Seattle six yard line. The Packers took the lead with Ty Montgomery’s six-yard rushing touchdown.
It was then Packers 7, Seahawks 3.
Later in the third, Mike Daniels forced an incompletion with pressure on QB Wilson on third-and-goal, but a 21-yard Seattle field goal by Blair Walsh was good, and cut the Packers’ lead to 7-6.
Late in the third, Ty Montgomery caught a 12-yard screen pass from Rodgers, and the Packers were back in Seattle territory.
Aaron Rodgers then threw to Jordy Nelson — for a 32-yard Packers touchdown!
With the extra point, the Packers led the Seahawks 14-6.
Mason Crosby was good from 40 yards in the fourth, extending the Packers’ lead to 17-6 with a successful field goal, with 8:01 left to play.
Seattle answered with a Blair Walsh 41-yard field goal, and the Packers then led 17-9 with 6:17 left to play.
The Packers would win this one — 17-9.
CLICK HERE for a complete breakdown of the game via Packers.com.