Green Bay Packers fall to Seattle Seahawks, 14-12
SEATTLE — The Green Bay Packers are 1-2 after losing to the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in Seattle Monday, September 24th in their road opener. This game was the Packers’ lone Monday Night Football appearance this season.
The Pack faced rival Chicago Bears in their home opener last Thursday, September 13th and won, 23-10.
Monday night’s game kicked off a stretch of four road games in five weeks for Green Bay.
Against Seattle, the Pack has won six of the last seven meetings,including two victories by Green Bay in the playoffs.
Monday’s game was the second game in three weeks for the Packers against an NFC West opponent. The team faced the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1 and lost, 30-22.
Heading into Monday’s game, the Packers won 18 of their last 20 regular-season games — the best record in the league over that span. Additionally, Green Bay has won its first road game of the season each year under Coach Mike McCarthy — a six-game winning streak in road openers that is the longest current streak in the NFL. The team has won 53 road openers in its history — the most in the league.
The Packers and Seahawks last met December 27th, 2009 at Lambeau Field, where the Packers won 48-10. The teams last met in Seattle on October 12th, 2008, where the Packers won 27-17.
At Lambeau vs. Seattle in 2009, the Packers posted five rushing TDs for the first time in 21 years and clinched a playoff spot with a blowout win. RBs Ryan Grant and Brandon Jackson rushed for two TDs apiece, and Jackson added a receiving TD to become the first Packers player to score three TDs in a regular-season game since 2005. WR Greg Jennings (4-111) and TE Jermichael Finley (3-80) accounted for all but 46 of QB Aaron Rodgers’ 237 passing yards. Backup QB Matt Flynn led two scoring drives (one FG, one TD) in the fourth quarter. The defense intercepted Seattle QB Matt Hasselbeck four times and held the Seahawks to just 6-of-19 on third and fourth downs.
Last week in Green Bay, taking on the Chicago Bears, Green Bay’s defense posted one of its finest all-around efforts in recent memory. The Packers defense registered seven sacks, four interceptions, and allowed just 168 yards of total offense in the win. It marked the first time in franchise history that Green Bay posted seven or more sacks and four or more INTs and allowed less than 200 yards of total offense in a game.
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