Packers keep Seahawks winless

Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:20am EDT
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(The Sports Xchange) - The Green Bay Packers earned an incredibly gratifying 27-17 victory over Seattle on Sunday, eight months after blowing a 12-point lead against the Seahawks in the final four minutes of their NFC Championship Game.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 25 of 33 passes for 249 yards with two touchdowns.

"It feels good," Packers guard T.J. Lang said.

"Obviously, it doesn't count for anything more than a win, but it is probably one of the more satisfying regular-season wins that we've had, just to get that monkey off our back of not being able to beat these guys."

With their offensive tackles struggling with Seattle's edge rushers, Green Bay went to four-receiver sets, spread the field and went to a quick-hitting passing game for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Rodgers threw a short pass to receiver Randall Cobb, who picked up 15 yards after the catch for a gain of 19. He threw another short pass to receiver Ty Montgomery, who picked up 15 yards after the catch for a gain of 17.

On second-and-goal from the 5, Rodgers stepped up in the pocket and fired a bullet to tight end Richard Rodgers in the end zone for the touchdown.

It was Rodgers-to-Rodgers again for the two-pointer, as the tight end made a tremendous catch despite interference by linebacker Bobby Wagner. That gave Green Bay a 24-17 lead with 9:28 remaining.

The Packers quarterback completed all eight passes on the scoring drive.   Continued...

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) catches a pass in the endzone for a touchdown against Green Bay Packers safety Micah Hyde (33) in the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Sep 20, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports