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Rapid Reaction: Seattle Seahawks

SEATTLE -- A few thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks' 36-16 victory over the Green Bay Packers in the season opener at CenturyLink Field.

What it means: You can put to rest any talk about the Seahawks becoming complacent after their Super Bowl victory. They looked like a team determined to put up another championship banner this season, outplaying the Packers in every phase of the game. Seattle lost 10 players -- with 58 years of experience -- off last season’s team. They were not missed. This team looks just as deep as it was one year ago, and might be even better with do-everything receiver Percy Harvin on the field and healthy.

Stock watch: Beast Mode is alive and well. Marshawn Lynch looked like he was in midseason form, rushing for 110 yards and two TDs on 20 carries, along with one catch for 14 yards. Missing the first eight days of training camp and having only three carries in the preseason didn’t matter a bit. And it didn’t hurt that the offensive line looked vastly improved over last season, opening some big holes any beast could run through.

Wilson way more than a game manager: So what if Russell Wilson doesn’t put up eye-popping statistics, although 19-for-28 and 191 yards passing is nothing to scoff at. If you want to call him a game manager, go for it. But what Wilson does is consistently lead the Seattle offense down the field for scores, rarely make a mistake, and often come up with the right decision at critical moments. Wilson does the little things that often go unnoticed. His read-option fake in the second quarter had everyone in the stadium thinking Lynch had the ball before Wilson threw it to Ricardo Lockette for a 33-yard TD.

Game ball: If there was any doubt about how big a part of the offense wide receiver Percy Harvin would be this season, everyone found out Thursday night. Harvin had seven receptions for 59 yards and four carries for 41 yards. He also had three kickoff returns for 60 yards. If you’re counting, that's 160 yards on 14 touches.

What’s next: The Seahawks get a 10-day break before the first road game of the season against the Chargers in San Diego. The Seahawks were 6-2 on the road last season and have won five of their past six games away from home, counting the Super Bowl.