The Seattle Seahawks finally fired out of the gate, scoring a touchdown on the first possession of Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons at Qwest Field. Marshawn Lynch capped a 12-play, 80 yard drive, finding the end zone from one yard out. For the drive, Lynch picked up 30 yards on four carries.
Matt Hasselbeck was solid, completing all five of his passes for 44 yards to start the game. Hasselbeck, playing with a broken left wrist, is looking to rebound from a dismal performance last week in San Francisco in which he turned the ball over five times, four coming on interceptions. Cameron Morrah led the way with two catches for 14 yards. Mike Williams, back after sitting out due to injury, caught one pass for 10 yards.
With the St. Louis Rams already falling to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Seahawks have a chance to jump into the division lead with a win over the Falcons at home. A touchdown on a lengthy drive to start the game was the perfect way to get off on the right foot.
In the first quarter, the Seahawks lead the Falcons, 7-0.