Packers, Seahawks tied at end of first quarter

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on August 23, 2013 – 7:40 pm

GREEN BAY–The Packers and Seattle Seahawks were tied, 3-3, at the end of one quarter of play in Friday’s preseason game at Lambeau Field.

Seattle took a 3-0 lead following a 12-play, 71-yard drive on its opening possession of the game. The big play in the drive was a 27-yard pass from Russell Wilson to Doug Baldwin on third and eight. The play carried to the Packers 9-yard line. Two plays later, however, Clay Matthews sacked Wilson for a 12-yard loss, and the Seahawks had to settle for a 27-yard field goal by Steven Hauschka.

Packers tight end Jermichael Finley continued his hot preseason by grabbing a 22-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers on the Packers’ first possession of the game. Finley’s catch put the Packers on the Seattle 24-yard line, but the drive stalled and Mason Crosby split the uprights with an authoratative boot from 38 yards. It capped an 11-play, 52-yard drive.

Packers linebacker Brad Jones also contributed a sack of Wilson, but the Seahawks ripped off some sizable gains in the first quarter. Wilson was six of six for 90 yards passing, and Robert Turbin led Seattle with 35 yards rushing.

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