Packers notch six takeaways in win over Seahawks

Posted by Duke Bobber on December 11, 2016 – 9:10 pm

WR Jordy Nelson– The Packers (7-6) posted their third straight win with a 38-10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at Lambeau Field. Green Bay has now won the last seven meetings between the clubs at Lambeau Field (including playoffs) and eight of the last nine matchups at the stadium.

– Green Bay improved to 20-3 (.870) at home in the month of December under Head Coach Mike McCarthy. That winning percentage ranks No. 1 in the league since 2006. The Packers have a plus-31 turnover differential in those games.

– The Packers posted six takeaways (five INTs, one fumble recovery), their first six-takeaway game since Dec. 26, 2010, vs. the N.Y. Giants. With zero giveaways, Green Bay posted a plus-six turnover differential for the first time since Oct. 27, 1991, at Tampa Bay (eight takeaways, two giveaways).

– With two TDs on Sunday, QB Aaron Rodgers and WR Jordy Nelson have connected on 57 TD passes as the duo tied the record (Brett Favre-Antonio Freeman) for the most productive TD combination in franchise history.

– The Packers will go on the road next Sunday to face the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field at noon (CST). It will be the first of three straight NFC North games for Green Bay, the first time the Packers have ended the season with three contests against divisional foes since 2006.


– Today’s paid attendance was 78,057, the 325th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.

– QB Aaron Rodgers threw three TD passes, his eighth straight game with multiple TD passes, the longest current streak in the NFL and the second-longest one of his career (13-game streak in 2011).

– Rodgers’ 66-yard TD pass to WR Davante Adams gives him a TD pass of 65 yards or more in each of the last nine seasons (2008-16). Rodgers joins Drew Brees as the only QBs in the league to do so over that span.

– Rodgers registered a 150.8 passer rating (18 of 23, 246 yards, three TDs, no INTs), his fourth straight game with a 100-plus passer rating and his sixth 100-plus outing in the last eight contests. It marked the fourth game with a 150-plus rating in his career.

– With three TD passes on Sunday, Rodgers now has 32 for the season, his career-high third straight season with 30-plus TD passes. It is the second-longest streak in franchise history (Brett Favre, five straight, 1994-98).

– Sunday marked Rodgers’ 37th career game with three-plus TD passes and zero INTs as he moved past Favre (36) for the fourth most in NFL history.

– Rodgers posted a 158.3 passer rating in the first half (12 of 15, 202 yards, two TDs), the third time in his career that he has posted a perfect passer rating in the first half of a game (at Cleveland in 2009, vs. Detroit in 2010).

– In 16 career starts at Lambeau Field in the month of December, Rodgers has completed 331 of 493 passes (67.1 percent) for 4,396 yards and 39 TDs with five INTs for a 117.3 passer rating. The Packers have won 15 straight games at Lambeau Field in December with Rodgers as the starter.

– WR Jordy Nelsons two TD catches give him 12 for the season, the third time in his career he has had 12-plus TD catches. He joins WR Sterling Sharpe (three times) as the only two players in team history to do so.

– Nelson went over the 7,000-yard mark for his career (7,022), becoming just the fifth player in team history to do so.

– Adams’ 66-yard TD catch on the opening drive was the longest reception of his career. He finished with 104 receiving yards on four catches (26.0 avg.), his fourth 100-yard receiving game of the season.

– WR Ty Montgomery scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter, the first rushing TD of his career.

– WR Jeff Janis 19-yard TD run was the first rushing TD of his career.

– CB Damarious Randall registered a career-high two interceptions and a career-best 47 return yards on the INTs.

– DE Dean Lowry posted an 11-yard sack of QB Russell Wilson in the second quarter, his second straight game with a sack.

– DT Christian Ringo forced the first fumble of his career and S Kentrell Brice recovered it, the first fumble recovery of his career.

– The Packers intercepted QB Russell Wilson five times (Randall (twice), Morgan Burnett, Micah Hyde, Quinten Rollins), the first time in Wilson’s career that he threw more than three INTs in a regular-season game.

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Crosby surpasses Longwell as franchise career scoring leader

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 21, 2015 – 1:13 am

150921-elliott-300PACKERS IMPROVE TO 2-0 WITH 27-17 WIN OVER SEATTLE
– The Packers topped the Seattle Seahawks, 27-17, on Sunday night at Lambeau Field to improve to 2-0 on the season. It marks Green Bay’s first 2-0 start since 2011.

– Including playoffs, the Packers have now won 10 consecutive games at Lambeau Field.

– With the victory, Green Bay is now 8-2 in home openers under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, including wins in eight of the last nine.

– Including playoffs, the Packers have won their last six games against Seattle at Lambeau Field.

– The Packers have won 10 of their last 13 games played on Sunday night and improved to 23-7 all-time in Sunday night contests, a .767 winning percentage that ranks No. 1 in NFL history.

– The Packers will stay home in Week 3 for another prime-time contest at Lambeau Field as they host the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football.


150921-crosby-300OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Tonight’s paid attendance was 78,433, a regular-season home record for the Packers (previous high: 78,431 vs. New England, Nov. 30, 2014). It was the 310th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.

– With his 13 points on the evening giving him 1,057 for his career, K Mason Crosby surpassed K Ryan Longwell (1,054) for the franchise career scoring record.

– With 33 passing attempts and two TDs with zero interceptions, QB Aaron Rodgers has now thrown 451 passes and 38 TD passes during the regular season at Lambeau Field without an interception.

– Rodgers finished with a 116.9 passer rating on Sunday night, bringing his streak of home games with a 100-plus passer rating (min. five attempts) to 13.

– WR Randall Cobb (116 yards on eight catches) registered the 11th 100-yard receiving game of his career.

– RB James Starks’ 95 rushing yards on 20 attempts (4.8 avg.) was his best rushing total since his 132-yard effort vs. Washington in Week 2 in 2013.

– WR James Jones’ 29-yard TD catch in the first quarter gives him three TD catches in the first two games this season.

– WR Ty Montgomery posted the first receptions of his career, finishing with four grabs for 37 yards (9.3 avg.).

– LB Jayrone Elliott recorded the first interception of his career with his fourth-quarter pick of QB Russell Wilson.

– Dating back to last season, LB Julius Peppers (one sack tonight) has seven sacks in the last six games (including playoffs).

– Green Bay registered a sack in its 38th regular-season consecutive game, extending a franchise record as well as the longest current streak in the league.

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Barclay will start at RT; Packers-Seahawks inactives

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 20, 2015 – 5:59 pm

150920-barclay-950The following players have been declared as inactive for Sunday night’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field:

Green Bay PackersGreen Bay Packers
7 QB Brett Hundley
24 CB Quinten Rollins
36 CB LaDarius Gunter
46 RB Alonzo Harris
75 T Bryan Bulaga
86 TE Kennard Backman
99 DT Bruce Gaston

Starting lineup changes: #67 Don Barclay will start at right tackle for #75 Bryan Bulaga

Seattle Seahawks
11 WR B.J. Daniels
21 CB Tye Smith
46 FB Will Tukuafu
57 LB Mike Morgan
63 G Mark Glowinski
67 C/G Kristjan Sokoli
93 DT David King

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Press box notes: Packers have won nine consecutive home games

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 20, 2015 – 4:31 pm

– The Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks will face each other for the 16th time during the regular season and for the second consecutive year in a nationally televised primetime game. In 2014, the two teams met in the Thursday night opener to begin the season.

–   From the first meeting in 1976 until 2005, Green Bay and Seattle played just 10 times in the regular season. The teams have squared off five times from 2006-14.

–   Including playoffs, the Packers have played the Seahawks seven times since 2006. That is tied with the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers for the most games Green Bay has played against a non-division opponent over that time span.

–   Tonight will be the Seahawks’ first trip to Lambeau Field since 2009. Including the postseason, the Packers are 8-3 against Seattle at home, with wins in the last five. Green Bay has won three of the last five home games against the Seahawks by 20-plus points (22, 22, 38).

–   The Packers and Seahawks were the top two seeds in the NFC playoffs last year and met in the NFC Championship Game at Seattle.

–   This will be the first time the Packers have hosted Seattle for the home opener.

–   Green Bay has won each of its last five Week 2 games and is 7-2 in Week 2 contests since 2006.

–   Tonight’s game starts a stretch of four home games over the next five weeks for the Packers.


– Under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers are 7-2 in home openers, including winning seven of the last eight.

–   It is the fourth time the Packers play the home opener in Week 2 under McCarthy. Last season, Green Bay beat the New York Jets, 31-24, in 2013 the Packers beat the Washington Redskins, 38-20, and in 2010, the Green Bay defeated the Buffalo Bills, 34-7.

–   Green Bay is 6-1 in home openers with Aaron Rodgers starting at quarterback. Rodgers has thrown for 300-plus yards in each of the last four home openers (312, 303, 480, 346). He has registered a passer rating over 100.0 in five home openers (115.5, 116.3, 132.1, 146.0, 109.8) and was above 90.0 in the other two (92.0, 93.3).

–   It is only the 18th time in franchise history that Green Bay will play its home opener outside of Week 1. The Packers are 9-8 in the previous 17 contests.

–   Of the 17 times Green Bay has opened at home outside of Week 1, only once did it come after the second week of the season. That occured in 1924, when the Packers beat the Kansas City Blues 16-0 in Week 3.

–   The Packers have 51 victories all-time in home openers, joining the Bears (65) and Lions (52) as the only NFL teams to win 50-plus home openers. Green Bay is the only NFL team to win 50-plus home openers and 50-plus road openers (54 victories).


–   The Packers have won nine of their last 12 games played on Sunday night.

–   Under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers are 10-5 overall (.667) on Sunday night.

–   Green Bay is 22-7 all-time in Sunday night contests, a .759 winning percentage that ranks No. 1 in NFL history (since 1978).

–   Since McCarthy took over in 2006, the Packers have a 20-12 (.625) mark in the month of September. Green Bay’s 20 wins are tied for No. 2 in the NFC and No. 5 in the NFL.

– With a win, Green Bay will start the season 2-0 for the first time since 2011. It would be the fifth 2-0 start under McCarthy.

– Including the postseason, the Packers have won nine consecutive home games, it is the third-longest streak of the McCarthy era. (13, 2010-11 / 11, 2012-13).


– Dating back to 2012, Rodgers has thrown 418 passes at home in the regular season without an interception and 36 consecutive touchdown passes at home without an interception, both NFL records.

– Rodgers has recorded a passer rating of 100-plus in each of the first two games of the season three times in his career (2008, 2011, 2013).

– If Rodgers throws three-plus touchdowns, it will mark just the second time he has registered three or more touchdowns in back-to-back games to start the season (2013).

– In regular-season games with five-plus attempts, Rodgers has registered a 100-plus quarterback rating in 12 straight home contests.

– WR Randall Cobb needs one reception to extend his streak of consecutive regular-season games with a reception to 42.

– Cobb recorded one touchdown reception in both games against the Seahawks last season.

– RB Eddie Lacy finished the 2014 regular season by surpassing 100 yards from scrimmage in each of the final nine contests, the longest streak in team history. Last week against Chicago, Lacy recorded 99 yards from scrimmage, 1 yard short of extending the streak.

– Including the postseason, Lacy has rushed for more than 90 yards in six of the last nine games.  

– WR James Jones registered two touchdown receptions in Week 1 vs. Chicago, his first game back with the Packers. It was his sixth career game with muliple touchdowns (all with Green Bay), including his third against the Bears.


– In Week 1 at Chicago, LB Clay Matthews registered an interception he returned 42 yards. In 2014, he returned an interception 40 yards at Chicago. They were the second- and third-longest interception returns of his career behind the 62-yard INT he ran back for a touchdown against Dallas in 2010.

– If Matthews records an interception this week, it will be the second time in his career with INTs in back-to-back games (2011).

– LB Julius Peppers led the team with 1.5 sacks in Week 1 at Chicago. Dating back to last season, he has six sacks in the last five games (including playoffs).

– In two games against the Seahawks last season, S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix recorded 13 tackles (10 solo), a sack and two interceptions.


– K Mason Crosby (1,044) needs 11 points to surpass Ryan Longwell (1,054) for the franchise record.

– Crosby (269) is nine field-goal attempts short of surpassing Longwell (277) for the most in team history.

– In his first career game, WR Ty Montgomery averaged 35.3 yards on three kick returns, including a long of 46 yards. It marked the longest kick return by a Packer since a 70-yarder by S Micah Hyde vs. Pittsburgh on 12/22/13.


– Tonight’s officiating crew includes referee Gene Steratore (114), umpire Barry Anderson (20), head linesman Ed Walker (123), line judge Dana McKenzie (8), field judge Mike Weatherford (116), side judge Bob Waggoner (25) and back judge Dino Paganelli (105).

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Rodgers, Raji and Goode selected as captains vs. Seahawks

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 20, 2015 – 4:30 pm


As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Tonight’s captains will be QB Aaron Rodgers (offense), DT B.J. Raji (defense) and LS Brett Goode (special teams).

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How to watch Sunday night’s Packers-Seahawks game

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 18, 2015 – 3:00 pm


– Kickoff: Sunday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. CT

– Watch a replay of the game on your desktop, connected TV, tablet or smartphones with NFL GamePass. Out-of-market fans can watch the game LIVE with NFL GamePass. Start your free trial today.

– If you’re looking for a bar to watch the game, try www.packerseverywhere.comPackers Everywhere was created to let you know where you can gather with other Packers fans to watch games and have all kinds of other Packers-related fun.

– NBC will broadcast the game to a national audience. Play-by-play man Al Michaels joins color commentator Cris Collinsworth in the booth with Michele Tafoya reporting from the sidelines.

– Milwaukee’s WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since November 1929, heads up the Packers Radio Network that is made up of 50 stations in five states. Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (color) call the action. McCarren first joined the team’s broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 21st season calling Packers’ games. McCarren has four times been voted Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 17th season of broadcasts together.

– Westwood One Sports will air the game across the country. Kevin Kugler (play-by-play) and James Lofton (analyst) will call the action and Scott Graham hosts the pregame and halftime shows.

– The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio (WTMJ feed) as part of the network’s NFL Sunday Drive.

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News now! Packers suffer heartbreak in overtime

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on January 18, 2015 – 5:33 pm


SEATTLE–Heartbreak struck the Packers in CenturyLink Field again, as the Seahawks rallied to defeat the Packers, 28-22, in overtime on Sunday.

The Seahawks won the overtime coin toss, elected to receive and began to move in small chunks out of the shadow of their own end zone. Russell Wilson faced a third-and-7 at his 30 and Wilson lobbed a deep ball to Doug Baldwin down the right sideline, a 35-yard gain that left the Seahawks at the Packers 35.

On the next play, Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse for 35 yards and the game-winning touchdown.




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News now! Seahawks rally, Crosby sends game into OT

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on January 18, 2015 – 5:20 pm

150118-in-game-updates-4e-300SEATTLE–The Seahawks rallied from a 16-0 halftime deficit to send today’s NFC title game into overtime at CenturyLink Field, 22-22.

A 10-play, 57-yard drive early in the fourth quarter, which Mason Crosby capped with a 48-yard field goal, gave the Packers breathing room and a 19-7 lead. The drive also took 5:02 off the clock and left the Seahawks in panic mode, which is not their style of football.

Seattle began moving down the field, as time ticked away. On third-and-6, Marshawn Lynch bulldozed for 9 yards across midfield. A sack and an incompletion left the Seahawks to face a critical third-and-15. Russell Wilson threw incomplete and the Seahawks were forced to punt.

The Packers took possession with 6:53 to kill, and right away they turned to their running game. Two runs left third-and-4. Aaron Rodgers’ pass was dropped by Andrew Quarless and the Packers had to punt. Seattle had the ball near midfield.

On the next play, Wilson’s pass bounced out of his receiver’s hands and into the hands of Morgan Burnett, the Packers’ fourth interception of the day.

The next time the Seahawks had the ball, Wilson hit Marshawn Lynch with a pass that carried to the 9-yard line. On third-and-goal from the 1, Wilson scored and the Packers’ lead was cut to 19-14 with 2:09 to play.

Lightning struck the Packers when the Seahawks recovered their onside kick.

Wilson ran for 15 yards just outside the 2-minute warning. From the Packers 33, Wilson threw to Luke Wilson for a first down at the 24. From there, Lynch went the distance. Wilson threw a pop up for a 2-point conversion and a 3-point lead, 22-19, with 1:25 to play.

The NFC title and a trip to the Super Bowl rested on Rodgers’ shoulders and gimpy leg.

From the Packers 22, Rodgers threw to Jordy Nelson for a first down at the 36. A short pass to Randall Cobb crossed midfield. Rodgers scrambled for a first down inside the Seattle 40 and the Packers were in field goal range.

Rodgers faced third-and-10 from the Seahawks 36. A short pass to Nelson put the game on Crosby’s right leg. Crosby had already booted four field goals in four tries. This kick would come from 48 and Crosby nailed it.

The two teams were headed for overtime.






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News now! Packers quarter away from Super Bowl

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on January 18, 2015 – 4:22 pm

Packers LB Clay Matthews sack Seahawks QB Russell WilsonSEATTLE–The Packers took a 16-7 lead into the fourth quarter of today’s NFC title game in CenturyLink Field.

The Seahawks began a drive at their 22-yard line early in the third quarter. They crossed midfield in four plays and had a first down at the Packers 39. That’s when Clay Matthews burst through the line and sacked Russell Wilson for a 15-yard loss but, on third-and-19, Wilson found Doug Baldwin for 29 yards to the Packers 19.

Two plays left Wilson facing third-and-10 and Wilson appeared to drop it into Marshawn Lynch’s hands, but Sam Barrington stripped it and the Seahawks were left to kick a field goal, or so everyone thought. Coach Pete Carroll responded with a bold decision, as holder Jon Ryan threw to backup lineman Garry Gilliam for a 19-yard touchdown with 4:44 to play, 16-7.






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News now! Packers have three INTs, 16-0 lead at half

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 18, 2015 – 3:35 pm

Packers CB Sam Shields intercepts Seahawks QB Russell Wilson

SEATTLE — The Packers defense got its second and third interceptions of the game in the second quarter and took a 16-0 lead into halftime over the Seahawks in the NFC Championship on Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

The Packers defense started the second quarter with a three-and-out, helped in part by a false start penalty on the Seahawks on first down. The ensuing punt was returned by DB Micah Hyde 29 yards to the Seattle 33.

The Packers only could add another field goal, though. An illegal hands to the face penalty on Seahawks DE Cliff Avril on third-and-13 gave the Packers a first down at the Seattle 31, but then three running plays — two by RB Eddie Lacy, one by WR Randall Cobb — came up one yard short of another first down, and the Packers settled for K Mason Crosby’s third field goal of the game. His 40-yarder made it 16-0 with 9:37 left in the first half.

The Packers defense got the ball right back, as rookie S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix intercepted QB Russell Wilson’s deep ball for WR Jermaine Kearse. It was Clinton-Dix’s second INT of the game. His long return was wiped out, though, by a blindside block penalty on LB Clay Matthews, who took out Wilson on the return.

The Seahawks returned the favor with an interception three plays later, though, as QB Aaron Rodgers was picked off by CB Byron Maxwell, giving Seattle the ball with just over 8 minutes left in the half.

Seattle got its first first down of the game on a 14-yard run by Lynch, and Lynch converted on third-and-1 to get the Seahawks into scoring range. A 14-yard pass to WR Ricardo Lockette on third-and-7 gave the Seahawks a first down on the 20, but on third-and-8, CB Sam Shields intercepted Wilson’s lob pass for Kearse, and the Packers took over again.

Green Bay went nowhere, punting the ball back to Seattle with 35 seconds left in the half. The Packers defense held and that ended the half.

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