That the Seahawks gave up 38 points in the first game since free safety Earl Thomas suffered a season-ending injury made that an easy place to point the finger afterward as a cause of what went wrong.

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That the Seahawks gave up 38 points in the first game since free safety Earl Thomas suffered a season-ending injury made that an easy place to point the finger afterward as a cause of what went wrong.

But Seahawks coach Pete Carroll quickly and emphatically said that had little to do with the result.

“That had no impact,’’ Carroll said. “None. Steven Terrell didn’t have a play to make all night long. The ball never went there.’’

Indeed, the Packers instead mostly attacked the perimeter with lots of go routes and other throws to the sidelines.

Cornerback Richard Sherman also said he didn’t think the loss of Thomas was much of a factor.

“It wouldn’t have impacted it much,’’ he said. “I mean, we turn the ball over six times. You can’t play both sides.’’

Notes

• Carroll said the only injury of note was suffered by running back Troymaine Pope, who re-injured a sprained ankle that held him out of the Tampa Bay loss.

• While it snowed heavily Saturday night and again Sunday night, the conditions were not really a factor in the game. The field was covered before the game and it was clear during the game itself. “The field was fine,” Carroll said. “It was a great night to play football. The conditions, we anticipated it was going to be much more challenging than it was. And it wasn’t a problem at all.’’