The Green Bay Packer offense -- which has performed with the precision of a Swiss watch – just stop ticking in Seattle Thursday night.
The defense, which has been under scrutiny the last few seasons, remains squarely beneath the magnifying glass.
The special teams, which have been somewhat of a crapshoot seemingly forever, retained longshot status.
Simply put, the Packers made mistakes, miscues, missteps and were mired in a malaise for 60 minutes.
It was just the opposite for the Seahawks and their ‘12th Man’ at CenturyLink Field.
The solution to ‘x’ in this equation is a 36-16 Seahawk win over Green Bay as the NFL season got underway.
Lynch had two rushing TDs, chewed up more real estate between the 20s and all-but dominated the Packer ‘D.’
Wilson had a hand in this victory as well, finding Percy Harvin, Ricardo Lockette and Derrick Coleman for scores through the air.
The addition of Julius Peppers paid no dividends this night.
A sack he would’ve shared with Clay Matthews was wiped out by one of a pair of crushing holding calls against Brad Jones.
There was a fourth and five attempt that was doomed before the snap.
Bryan Bulaga went out with an injury to the braced left knee that kept him off the field all last season.
Backup right tackle Derek Sherrod did his matador impression, falling on an Aaron Rodgers fumble for a safety.
Sherrod’s man had broken free, forcing A-Rod to cough up the ball.
All in all, it was a disastrous night and a lackluster effort by Green Bay.
Corey Linsley, the rookie center with a dearth of experience, acquitted himself quite well.
He did have a hiccup when Rodgers swung around to call for a timeout in the shotgun and he snapped the ball, but he doesn’t shoulder the blame for this stinker.
The Packers look ill-prepared and showed little, if any, fire.
All that’s left to do is shake it off and prepare to host the New York Jets at Lambeau Field a week from Sunday.
If this team had trouble getting up for Seattle, there should be no chance for overconfidence next time out.
The offensive line will be at the forefront of concern.
Losing Don Barclay, JC Tretter and now Bulaga is a torpedo below the water mark on the O-line’s depth chart.