News now! Packers trail, 17-16, after three quarters

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on September 20, 2015 – 10:07 pm

150920-q3-in-game-updates-650GREEN BAY — Russell Wilson came to life in the third quarter and the Seahawks took a 17-16 lead into the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s game at Lambeau Field.

Seattle roared out of the gates to start the second half with a 24-yard pass from Russell Wilson to Luke Wilson. On third-and-11, Wilson threw to Tyler Lockett for 17 yards and a first down at the Packers 40. The Seahawks were all pass to start the second half, going empty in the backfield on several occasions in their first possession.

Wilson scrambled for seven to the 20, and then ran out of the read option for 10 yards to the 10.

On third-and-goal from the 5, Wilson threw to Fred Jackson for a touchdown, 13-10, with 9:57 to play in the third quarter.

Davante Adams returned to the game on the Packers’ first possession of the second half, but it was announced Eddie Lacy would not return.

The Packers went three and out and were forced to put their defense back out onto the field with a little more than a minute of rest. The Seahawks took possession at their 46.

Wilson went right back to work, throwing to Jimmy Graham for 11 yards. Wilson then ran out of the read option for 17 yards; the Packers were clearly struggling with the read option.

A pass to Chris Matthews gained 13 to the Packers 13, and then Wilson found Doug Baldwin for a touchdown. With 6:48 to play, the Seahawks had the lead, 17-13.

James Starks excited a stunned Lambeau Field crowd by breaking loose on a 35-yard run to the Seattle 39. Aaron Rodgers scrambled to the Seattle 28. The drive stalled there and Mason Crosby booted a 44-yard field goal that cut Seattle’s lead to 17-16.


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