The only botched play of the game, came on a running play where Rodgers nearly ran into his running back. The Seahawks stuffed the Packers for a four-yard loss and declined the offensive holding penalty.
Two plays later, the Packers settled for a long 54-yard, Mason Crosby field goal. Packers 10 – Seahawks 0.
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Early in the second quarter, Micah Hyde fair caught a ball at the 11 yard line and I thought the Packers were beginning to lose the field position battle.
The Packers started moving up the field when James Starks had the ball ripped out of his hands. Fumble – Seattle ball.
Packers-Seahawks trade punts and the Packers get the ball back at their 20 yard line with 1:16 remaining and no timeouts.
On first and 10, Rodgers is sacked. On second and 17, with only 51 seconds left, Rodgers is able to draw Michael Bennett offside once again. He scrambles and heaves a deep pass to Ty Montgomery who draws a 52-yard defensive pass interference penalty.
A deep pass to Cobb for 25 yards and another to Cobb for 9 yards set the Packers up on second and goal from the one with 13 seconds left.
James Jones made a great play to catch the ball as he was falling out of bounds but his left butt cheek touched before the catch was secure. It looked as though Jones was being mugged as he was trying to get free but no penalty was called.
The Packers had to settle for another Mason Crosby field goal. Packers 13 – Seahawks 3 to end the half.
Packers fans around the country must have been thinking what I was thinking, that being held to a field goal was keeping the door open for the Seahawks.
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