Green Bay won the toss and elected to receive. Right away, the Packers faced a third-and-1. Aaron Rodgers, thinking the Seahawks had 12 men on the field and he had a “free” play, threw deep and incomplete. There was no flag, but Coach Mike McCarthy challenged the lack of a penalty and replay supported McCarthy’s challenge, penalized the Seahawks and awarded the Packers a first down.
On the next play, Rodgers threw to Randall Cobb for 22 yards and a first down at the Seattle 44. James Starks followed with a 10-yard run to the 34.
Eddie Lacy converted a third-and-1 at the 24, and following a delay-of-game penalty, Rodgers pitched a 29-yard touchdown pass to James Jones. With 10:45 to play, the Packers led, 7-0.
The Seahawks’ first three plays of the game netted a loss of five yards, forcing a punt the Packers fielded at the Seattle 45. The Seahawks held, but Mason Crosby kicked a 54-yard field goal, 10-0.
Seattle began a drive at its 13. It moved across midfield and Nick Perry made a touchdown-saving tackle on Marshawn Lynch that forced a third-and-3 at the Packers 36. Russell Wilson threw incomplete and Steven Hauschka bounced a 54-yard field goal attempt off the left upright and over the crossbar, 10-3.
It was announced Lacy sustained an ankle injury and his return is questionable.
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