The Seahawks fell behind early on a key mistake. Stop if you’ve heard this one before. Actually don’t stop, because this time there’s a happy ending.
They’re all must win games now for the Seahawks. That’s what happens when you put yourself in a 4-5 hole. In large part that hole – or is it a trench – was created by three huge gaffes that led to three costly losses. A pick six, another pick six, and a strip sack inside the ten are not the best portents of victory. So when Chris Carson turned the ball over on Seattle’s first play, I’m sure many 12s hung their heads. We knew what was coming.
For the first half, we were right. Green Bay’s opening drive after that turnover was all of 29 yards, and the Seahawks were down 7-0 less than two minutes into the game. Seattle kicked a field goal to hang close, but the Packers answered with a six play drive in less than three minutes. It was capped by a 54 yard bomb from Aaron Rodgers to a guy who just bought a Packers jersey on eBay.
Okay, it was an actual player, but it’s close enough to a rando fan when fourth-string tight end Robert Tonyan scores. Silly me, I was worried about Davante Adams, when the rookie with 10 offensive snaps on the year was the real danger. Although, I was right to be worried about Adams. All he did was haul in ten catches for 166 yards. Several of those were key plays that kept Green Bay drives going.