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    Forgive the swagger but the reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks will arrive in San Diego for their road opener with some added confidence. Isco Jersey . The NFLs best team dismantled what was supposed to be some of their stiffest competition in the NFC when they routed Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, 36-16, to kick off the 2014 NFL season back on Sept. 4. You can catch the action live on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4 and TSN5, today at 4pm et/1pm pt. Marshawn Lynch ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns against the Packers and Seattles defense wreaked its usual havoc en route to the easy victory. The Seahawks unveiled the franchises first Super Bowl banner prior to kickoff with a capacity crowd at CenturyLink Field emitting their signature deafening boom, and the hosts responded in the resounding rout. The battle in the trenches heavily favored the Seahawks, who gained 207 yards on the ground to Green Bays 80. "Im mostly fired up that we ran the ball for over 200 yards," Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said. Percy Harvin was a focal point of Seattles offense, however, catching seven passes for 59 yards and running four times for 41 yards, while Russell Wilson passed for 191 yards and two touchdowns. The Chargers, on the other hand, faltered down the stretch in the desert, falling to Arizona, 18-17, in Week 1. Philip Rivers finished 21-of-36 for 238 yards, one touchdown and an interception for San Diego, which is coming off a 2013 run to the divisional round of the AFC playoffs. The Chargers scored touchdowns on each of their first two drives in the second half to go up 17-6. Rivers converted a third down on the opening series of the third quarter by connecting with Malcom Floyd, who missed the final 14 games of last season after suffering a neck injury, for 32 yards before hooking up again with the lengthy wideout for a 6-yard scoring strike. Cards QB Carson Palmer was then stripped on a sack by Jeremiah Attaochu and Dwight Freeney recovered the ball at the Arizona 29-yard line, leading to Ryan Mathews 20-yard dash to the end zone. That wasnt enough, though, as the Cardinals fought back in the fourth quarter. "This is one we felt like we let it get away," said Rivers. The Seahawks lead their all-time series with San Diego 26-23 and have taken six of the past seven meetings, including the most recent one, a 27-20 triumph on Sept. 26, 2010, accomplished despite Rivers throwing for a career-high 455 yards. The two teams also met in the preseason with Seattle dominating en route to a 41-14 win, one in which Wilson finished 11-of-13 for 121 yards and led scoring drives on each of the four series he played. WHAT TO WATCH FOR The best-case scenario for any coach is to dominate an opponent but still have a few things to complain about and thats exactly what Carroll got from the Green Bay game. The Seahawks held the Packs high-powered offense to 255 yards, a mark far better than the teams NFL-best 292.3 given up in 2013. However, Seattle allowed a first-quarter touchdown, something it did exactly once in 19 games last season and the defense allowed Rodgers to complete nearly 70 percent of his passes, a number far above the teams stingy 59.0 percent completion rate allowed a season ago.. "It was off. We werent up to par," All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman said, despite barely being tested by Rodgers. "We werent up to snuff, and I think everyone feels that way. Weve got to play better." Part of the issue is at nickel back. Walter Thurmond landed with the New York Giants in free agency while prospective replacement Jeremy Lane aggravated a groin injury against the Pack and will be sidelined for at least two months. Meanwhile, another possible contributor, Tharold Simon, missed the season opener after knee surgery and remains on the shelf. " have no concerns at all," Pro Bowl safety Kam Chancellor said. "We always say no weak links. "Anything (the starters) know, we share with our backups. So everyone is on the same beat. If anyone goes down a guy can step right in." The current "next man up" is rookie Marcus Burley, who was acquired in a trade with Indianapolis in late August and replaced Lane last week. Burley could be an issue against the explosive Rivers, who led a unit that finished fifth in the NFL in offense last season. "We really liked the kid coming in and did a fantastic job of being ready to play in (the Packers game) down the stretch," Carroll said when discussing Burley. The Bolts possess a host of solid targets, though, like future Hall of Fame tight end Antonio Gates as well as second- year receiver Keenan Allen, who had 71 receptions for 1,046 yards and eight TDs as a rookie, and Floyd. Sherman, Chancellor and All-Pro safety Earl Thomas certainly have the ability to lock down two of the three at most times so McCoy will have to exploit Burley by getting one of his playmakers matched up with the freshman. "Its time to get ready for the Seahawks. Their secondary is pretty good," Floyd understated. OVERALL ANALYSIS San Diego is a good football team but they are staring down the barrel at 0-2. The Seahawks are playing with such confidence, its hard to imagine them slowing down any time soon. The reigning Super Bowl champions have won five in a row dating back to last years playoff run, outscoring their opposition 152-65 over the span and winning by an average of 17.4 points per game. "Against a good football team thats coming here on Sunday, you cant give them the opportunities," McCoy said. "Youve got to put them away when you have the chance." Getting that chance is the issue. Sports Network predicted outcome: Seahawks 31, Chargers 21 Marco Asensio Jersey . And follow right through Deadline Day for all the updates. Getting Creative The Pittsburgh Penguins will try their best to acquire Ryan Kesler from the Vancouver Canucks before the Trade Deadline. Theo Hernandez Jersey . Peko, a fourth-round pick in 2006, started all 16 games and a playoff loss to San Diego last season. He was second on the line with 72 tackles and had a career-high three sacks.BRISBANE, Australia - Keisuke Honda converted a penalty and hit the woodwork three times as defending champion Japan edged Iraq 1-0 Friday to take the Group D lead and move a step closer to qualifying for the Asian Cup quarterfinals.The AC Milan attacker was successful from the spot in the 23rd minute after he was dragged down in the area amid challenges by Ali Adnan and Saad Abdulameer as he tried to regain possession after Shinji Kagawas close-range shot was blocked.Honda was enterprising in attack, creating numerous opportunities for Japan but lacked the finishing touch, including two occasions from point-blank range.He got into perfect position for a pinpoint cross from Yuto Nagatomo in the 17th but hit the post with his header from two yards out.Honda hit the crossbar with a right-foot strike from the edge of the area two minutes into the second half and he hit the post from close range again in the 65th after substitute midifielder Hiroshi Kiyotake crossed from the left.Thats football, right? I made big chances, so yeah, I am happy to make three chances, he said, but of course I have to score. I have to reflect on that.Japan leads the group with six points, three clear of 2007 champion Iraq and Jordan, which beat Palestine 5-1 in Melbourne earlier Friday. The four-time champions next play Jordan and need a point to ensure they advance from a group where both spots in the knockout round are still up for grabs.I will score next game, said Honnda, who was voted player of the match, in his post-match news conference. Keylor Navas Jersey. Japan dominated possession throughout and had 14 shots, forcing Iraq goalkeeper Jalal Hassan into four saves. Iraq managed only five shots, with two on target.Today was a very complicated game. Iraq defended well — we could not penetrate, Japan coach Javier Aguirre said. We had two or three chances to make a difference, but didnt score.Aguirre said it was important to win without sustaining any injuries, and was satisfied with the way his team approached the game after its opening 4-0 win over tournament newcomer Palestine.He also commended veteran Gamba Osaka midfielder Yasuhito Endo for his contribution in his 150th game for Japan.Iraqs best opportunities were from free kicks, including one from Adnan that hit the wall and landed on top of the net in the 53rd, and counter attacks. Yaser Kasim and Amjed Kalaf combined on the right and put Younis Mahmoud into good position just before half time but the veteran striker could not get a clean shot and Japan keeper Eiji Kawshima easily handled it.Iraq coach Radhi Shenaishel said Japan was better prepared and his team was still working its way into the tournament, aiming for a big win over Palestine in its last match.Of course our ticket to qualifying for the next round will be from this match, he said. 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