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In 0-2 hole, don't expect Seattle Seahawks to panic

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Richard Sherman sat at his locker after the Seattle Seahawks' 27-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers and calmly answered questions about his team's 0-2 start.

There was no panic in his voice, instead a confidence that the mistakes would be corrected.

"We’re just a veteran group," Sherman said. "We’ve been here before. We’ll be fine."

That was the message embraced by his teammates and coaches too. The team did not expect to be returning to Seattle for the home opener still in search of its first win. But the truth is the loss to the Packers is unlikely to force coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider to make any dramatic changes -- and that includes their stance with holdout Kam Chancellor.

"We’ve got to get out of our own way right now," Carroll said. "We are not doing that well. We are not playing good enough ball to just play good, clean and sharp and better football. It feels like we are not as clean as we need to be. We are going to start over again. Here we go."

The defense wasn't perfect, but going up against Aaron Rodgers, it produced a consistent pass-rush (five QB hits, two sacks) and kept the Seahawks in the game. Rodgers finished 25-for-33 for 249 yards and a pair of scores, but Seattle made him work for it. Rodgers' 5-yard touchdown pass to tight end Richard Rodgers in the fourth quarter was placed perfectly, and there wasn't much cornerback Cary Williams could have done differently.

Linebackers Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright played much better than they did in Week 1, combining for 21 tackles and a forced fumble.

"Two games," Wagner said. "We have 14 more games left. We’ve always had a point in time where we’ve had something happen and people have doubted us, and we’ve overcome that doubt, so we’re used to this. We’re used to people doubting us, and we’re used to proving people wrong."

Carroll said last week the team is not negotiating with Chancellor, and nothing that happened against the Packers is likely to change that stance. Carroll made a lineup change, going with DeShawn Shead instead of Dion Bailey at strong safety, and Shead played better.

Russell Wilson led a second-half comeback attempt and finished 19-for-30 for 206 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He also ran 10 times for 78 yards.

There's plenty to work on. The offensive line has to play better, and Marshawn Lynch (15 carries for 41 yards) has to get going. But the Seahawks now return home for matchups with the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, two winnable games. As many in the Seahawks' locker room are quick to point out, this team was 3-3 last year before returning to the Super Bowl.

"It’s nothing to panic about," wide receiver Doug Baldwin said. "The mistakes that we’re making are easily correctable. It’s not like we need new personnel or it’s something that needs to be revamped completely. ... This team is the most resilient team that I’ve ever been a part of. We’ve been through adversity before, and we’ve overcome it. I have no doubt that we’ll overcome this adversity."

At 0-2, they'll go back to work with the guys they have and look to get their first win at CenturyLink Field next week.