It started out so promising. It obviously didn’t continue that way, though.
On the opening drive of the game, the Seahawks gained 80yards of offense, converted six first downs and ate up 7:32 of the clock en route to a Marshawn Lynch touchdown and a 7-0 lead over the Falcons.
The ensuing two-and-a-half quarters weren’t as pleasing for the Seattle offense. The eight series following the opening touchdown drive produced just 41 yards in 24 plays (three plays per drive), three turnovers and three points — and six points for Atlanta on a fumble in the end zone. The Seahawks’ time of possession during that span was 9:09, compared to 28:29 for the Falcons, who scored all 34 of its points in that window.