With the new NFL season finally kicking off, the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Seattle Seahawks, picked up right where they left off. The Seahawks came out playing the same brand of football that earned them the Lombardi Trophy at the end of last year! Russell Wilson, Percy Harvin, and Marshawn Lynch powered a Seattle offense to an easy victory on Thursday Night Football. Wilson went for 191 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 19 of 28 passing, Harvin had 100 combined yards rushing and receiving, and Lynch rushed for 110 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Seahawks stymied Aaron Rodgers’ up-tempo offense in a 36-16 win over the Green Bay Packers to kick off the regular season. A usually potent offense, anchored by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, was held in check by a Seattle defense that looked elite causing 3 sacks, 1 turnover and a safety. Coming into the season the Packers were seen as a team that would contend with the Seahawks in the NFC, but after Thursday’s performance the Packers proved they have a long way to go. Both teams will get some extra rest and return to action next Sunday as the Seahawks take on the San Diego Chargers and the Packers go up against the New York Jets.
Dillion Brooks has apparently developed a reputation as a provoker over the past few seasons in the basketball world. The Memphis Grizzlies wing was infamously ejected from a playoff game last postseason for picking a fight with Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II, and the same thing happened on Thursday with another player. This time, it was Cleveland Cavaliers player Donovan Mitchell.