In a cold rainy day in Seattle it was a battle between the 20’sfor most of the game. Of course the Seahawks kept presenting the ball to the Packers on their own side of the field with a barrage of turnovers; that with any other defense would have been suicidal. But with the “Legion of Boom” as they call themselves, the Seattle defense only allowed one touchdown to Aaron Rodgers in any other situation or against any other defense Aaron Rodgers would have ripped a defense apart if given a short field to work with like he was given today. Some off target throws became missed opportunities to blow the game wide open and put it out of reach.
With the Russell Wilson struggling to get the ball into his receiver hands; they seem to be more completions to the Packers defenders then his own receivers. Two of his early interceptions were targeted towards Jermaine Kearse, and they just didn’t seem to be on the same page for most of the game. Packers’ safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix looked to be doing all the laughing picking off two of Wilson’s 4 interceptions.
What should have been 24 and possibly 28 to 0 at halftime for the Packers; was only 16 to 0 due to a bend but don’t break defense that wasn’t put in promising position by the offense and special teams for the Seahawks.
It only takes one play to get the momentum rolling and a crowd to get back into the game. And with a team that has arguably the loudest stadium in the NFL; it doesn’t take much to get this Seattle crowd riled up. It happened when Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll decide to roll the dice and go for a fake field goal. Holder Jon Ryan found Clint Graham behind the defense for a 19 yard touchdown.
A premature and overconfident Burnett of the Packers intercepted Russell Wilson with 5 minutes left in the 4th quarter decided to slide down instead of going for the pick six touchdown or at least get closer for the Green Bay offense might have backfired, because the Packers ran 3 plays that only took a minute of the clock and the Seahawks was able to go down the field in less than 2 minutes to score off a Russell Wilson 1 yard touchdown run. Then the snowball effect became apparent. An onside kick went through the hands of a Green Bay player and bounced of his chest into the hands of a Seahawks player, and 4 plays later Marshwn Lynch showed way he is called “Beast Mode” running through and around defenders to score on a 24 yard touchdown run to take the lead.
The Packers were able to drive down and tie the game to send it into overtime. But like they did earlier in the season against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos; the Seahawks won the coin toss and drove down the field to end the game with a touchdown. Russell Wilson who never seems to be shaken by anything showed why in the overtime drive. A 27 yard lop to Doug Baldwin and a 35 yard over the shoulder touchdown pass to the man he hasn’t been able to connect with all game Jermaine Kearse for game winning touchdown.