— This time, no Hail Mary was required.
Seven months after winning their first Super Bowl, the Seattle Seahawks picked up where they left off with a 36-16 victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFL's Kickoff Opener at CenturyLink Field.
The matchup was a reprise of the so-called Fail Mary game in 2012, when the Seahawks beat the visiting Packers with a hotly disputed touchdown pass at the end — a play that was ruled a catch by replacement officials but looked far more like a Packers interception. So controversial was that call, it proved to be the final straw that ended the officiating lockout.
This time, the Seahawks put the game out of reach in the...