- Associated Press - Friday, September 5, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) - Defensive lineman Mike Daniels lingered in the Green Bay locker room, seething.

Mistakes cost the Packers. They dropped a pair of interceptions, had imprudent penalties and a couple of costly turnovers in a 36-16 loss to the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night.

Daniels was taking it personally.

“Watch film. Take a hard look at it. I want to spit on the way I played. I can only speak for myself. It was a pitiful performance. I know I can do way better than that,” he said. “Watch the tape, make the corrections, there’s a lot.”

After unfurling the first Super Bowl banner in Seahawks’ history, Marshawn Lynch ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns and the Seattle defense stymied Aaron Rodgers’ up-tempo offense to kick off the NFL season.

“This is the Seattle Seahawks. A great defense,” Rodgers said simply.

Green Bay erred on Seattle’s opening drive when Daniels ran into punter Jon Ryan, giving Seattle a first down. Percy Harvin gained 13 yards on the next play and the series ended with Steven Hauschka’s 35-yard field goal to give the Seahawks the early lead.

With Green Bay down 17-10, Rodgers threw an interception on his first pass of the second half. That led to Hasuschka’s 20-yard field goal.

Later in the third quarter, Seattle’s Michael Bennett sacked Rodgers on the first play of a drive. Rodgers fumbled and the ball was recovered by Derek Sherrod in the end zone for a safety to push the margin to 12.

Lynch scored on a 3-yard run to open the fourth quarter and the rout was on.

Rodgers, who said this week he’d combat the deafening noise at CenturyLink Field by using sign language to call plays, completed 23 of 33 passes for 189 yards. He was sacked three times.

Rodgers threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb after Lynch’s scoring dash in the fourth quarter, but by then it was too late for the Packers. The Seahawks held Green Bay to 255 total yards - the third fewest by Green Bay since the start of 2012

“They just got after us. That’s the best way I can say it, they just got after us,” Daniels said. “You could see it in their eyes, they just got after us.”

Rodgers’ counterpart, Russell Wilson, threw for 191 yards and a pair of touchdowns: a deep 33-yard pass to Ricardo Lockette early in the second quarter and a 15-yard pass to Derrick Coleman with 2:31 left in the game for the final margin.

Coach Mike McCarthy said the Packers got off to a poor start and couldn’t recover.

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