SEATTLE–The Seattle Seahawks affirmed their status as rulers of the pro football world by scoring a 36-16 win over the Packers at CenturyLink Field on Thursday night.
Facing a 29-10 deficit following a 3-yard touchdown run by Marshawn Lynch to start the fourth quarter, Aaron Rodgers went to work. He immediately threw to Jordy Nelson for a first down. A screen to Eddie Lacy gained another first down. A completion to Randall Cobb moved the sticks again.
The Packers were now at the Seahawks 39, but a holding penalty against David Bakhtiari set them back. Rodgers went back to Nelson and then James Starks burst up the middle to within two yards of a first down. Rodgers to Nelson moved the sticks at the Seahawks 20.
Starks swept right end to inside the 10 and, suddenly, what had been difficult all evening appeared easy to do. Rodgers capped the drive with an easy-looking touchdown pass to Cobb. Rodgers’ two-point pass attempt to Andrew Quarless was incomplete and the Packers trailed, 29-16, with 9:31 to play in regulation.
A penalty against Brad Jones allowed the Seahawks to avoid a three-and-out and continue to kill the clock. A screen pass to Lynch gained a first down near midfield, as the clock moved toward six minutes to play in regulation. Russell Wilson ran a bootleg for a first down at the Packers 44.
Holding against the Seahawks nullified a long run by Percy Harvin, but on second-and-12 Wilson scrambled and was facemasked by Casey Hayward, giving the Seahawks another first down with 4:09 to play. The Seahawks faced a fourth-and-1 with 2:37 to play and Coach Pete Carroll went for more than a first down, he went for the kill shot. Wilson surprised the Packers defense with a pass to Derrick Coleman for a touchdown; 36-16, Seahawks.
Wilson completed 19 of 28 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns. Lynch gained 110 yards 20 carries.
Rodgers was 23 of 33 for 189 yards, one touchdown and one interception. The Packers were taken out of their running game by the Seahawks’ sizable lead. Nelson caught nine passes for 83 yards.
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