The Green Bay Packers Survive Against the Seattle Seahawks
The Green Bay Packers were on the verge of potentially blowing the game at home against the Seattle Seahawks after Seattle scored on a 1-yard rushing touchdown by Marshawn Lynch (missed 2-point conversion) with 9:33 remaining in regulation to cut the lead to 28-23.
With 2:19 remaining in regulation on a third-and-8 play from Green Bay’s own 22-yard line, Aaron Rodgers threw a 32-yard pass to Davante Adams for a first down. After the two-minute warning on a third-and-nine play from Seattle’s 45-yard line, Aaron Rodgers threw a 9-yard pass to Jimmy Graham for a first down and the Packers were able to seal the win over the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Divisional Round by a score of 28-23.
It is amazing how Seattle got this far with a horrible secondary. This team would have only won two, three, or four games without Russell Wilson.
Aaron Rodgers completed 16-of-27 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 14 yards on five carries.
Adams was by far the best receiver in this game for Green Bay. He caught eight passes for 160 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
Jimmy Graham caught three passes for 49 yards for the Green Bay Packers.
In the first quarter, Rodgers threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams for Green Bay.
Aaron Jones scored two 1-yard touchdown runs in the second quarter for the Packers to go up 21-3.
Jones finished the game with 62 yards rushing on 21 carries and two scores. He also caught one pass for four yards receiving.
Jason Myers also had a 35-yard field goal for Seattle in the first quarter and he missed a 50-yard field goal in the second quarter.
On the first drive of the second half for the Seattle Seahawks, Marshawn Lynch scored on a 1-yard touchdown run. He finished the game with 26 yards rushing on 12 carries and two scores. Lynch also did not record a catch in this game.
On the next drive for the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams.
Seattle would respond the next drive with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Tyler Lockett. Wilson completed 21-of-31 passes for 277 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 64 yards on seven carries. In fact, Russell Wilson was the leading rusher on the day for the Seahawks.
Lockett caught nine passes for 136 yards receiving and a touchdown.
D.K. Metcalf also caught four passes for 59 yards receiving in this game for Seattle.
Travis Homer also rushed for 13 yards on three carries. He also caught two passes for 27 yards receiving.
Jacob Hollister also caught five passes for 47 yards receiving for the Seattle Seahawks.
Seattle (12-6) overachieved once again this season under Head Coach Pete Carroll. It will be interesting to see if defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will be back with the team next season or not. Although, he admits that he doesn’t want to play for a team that is horrible next season.
As for Green Bay (14-3), they will be on the road against the San Francisco 49ers (14-3) next Sunday night in the NFC Championship Game with kickoff scheduled for 6:40 p.m. Eastern. San Francisco dominated Green Bay 37-8 in the last matchup in Week 12 on Sunday night football.
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