SEATTLE–Two Mason Crosby field goals and an Aaron Rodgers touchdown pass to Randall Cobb staked the Packers to a 13-0 lead over the Seahawks heading into the second quarter of Sunday’s NFC title game in CenturyLink Field.
Seattle won the coin toss and elected to defer its choice; Green Bay received the opening kickoff and began its first possession at its 20-yard line. On third-and-one, Eddie Lacy gained 13 yards to the Packers 42.
A 7-yard completion from Aaron Rodgers to Davante Adams moved the sticks, again, and a short toss to Cobb resulted in a 14-yard gain to the Seattle 29. On third-and-10, however, Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman made a sparkling interception in the end zone of a pass intended for Adams.
It was on Seattle’s third offensive play that lightning struck for the Packers. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix intercepted a Russell Wilson pass that deflected off the receiver’s hands. Following a taunting penalty against the Packers, the Packers put the ball in play at the Seahawks 19-yard line.
A Rodgers pass to Richard Rodgers moved the ball to the 7-yard line. Lacy then bulldozed to the 1. John Kuhn was ruled to have scored on the next play, but review reversed the call and placed the ball inside the 1. Lacy was stopped on the next play and Crosby booted an 18-yard field goal with 8:07 to play in the first quarter, 3-0.
On the ensuing kickoff, Seattle’s Doug Baldwin fumbled and the Packers recovered at the Seattle 23. Brad Jones forced the fumble and Morgan Burnett recovered.
Lacy ran for 7 yards and then Lacy plowed to the 7, first and goal. On third-and-goal from the 6, Rodgers threw to Cobb at the 1, which brought Crosby back onto the field, 6-0 with 5:07 to play.
Following a Seattle three-and-out, the Packers took possession near midfield. An 11-yard completion to Richard Rodgers moved the sticks at the Seattle 18. Lacy then ran for 5 to the 13, and Rodgers threw to Cobb for a touchdown that staked the Packers to a 13-0 lead with no time remaining in the quarter.
The Seahawks ran just six offensive plays in the first quarter.
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