The Seattle Seahawks (1-1) earned their first win of the year, a convincing, 27-7 victory over the Dallas Cowboys (1-1) in the team’s season opener at CenturyLink Field.
The Seahawks have now won their past four home openers, and are 9-1 in home openers dating back to 2003.
Running back Marshawn Lynch eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the first time this season, finishing with 122 yards on 26 carries, including a 3-yard run for a score.
Seattle’s defense held Tony Romo and the rest of the Dallas offense to 296 yards. And the Seahawks once again created some turnovers, including a forced fumble by Mike Robinson on a kickoff return by Felix Jones, a interception by Brandon Browner, and punt block by Malcolm Smith that led to a 3-yard touchdown by safety Jeron Johnson.
Romo is now 0-2 at CenturyLink Field.
After a shaky start, rookie quarterback Russell Wilson finally settled down and looked like the poised performer that won him the job during the preseason. Wilson finished an efficient 15 of 20 for 151 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown to tight end Anthony McCoy.
In his first start of the 2012 season receiver Golden Tate was solid, finishing with 3 catches for 38 yards, and a powerful hit on a peel back block that knocked Dallas linebacker Sean Lee out of the game.
The Seahawks also did much better on the penalty front, finishing with just five for 35 yards. Seattle had 13 penalties last week at Arizona.
Other players worth mentioning? How much better do you feel about this team after a win against Dallas? As always, let me know your thoughts in the comments section.