Final

Packers 27

(3-3, 2-1 away)

Seahawks 17

(1-4, 1-2 home)

Coverage: FOX

4:15 PM ET, October 12, 2008

CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA 

1 2 3 4 T
GB 3 7 7 1027
SEA 0 10 0 717

Top Performers

Passing: A. Rodgers (GB) - 208 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: R. Grant (GB) - 33 CAR, 90 YDS

Receiving: G. Jennings (GB) - 5 REC, 84 YDS, 1 TD

Rodgers, Packers put end to three-game slide

Associated Press

SEATTLE -- Aaron Rodgers turned his sprained shoulder into a lesson for any Packers who may still be missing his predecessor. The first-year starter is showing grit and leadership that would make Brett Favre proud.

Rodgers again ignored the shoulder injury and a crunching early hit on Sunday to run for a tying touchdown, then threw two scoring passes in the second half to perhaps save Green Bay's season in a 27-17 victory over the sinking Seattle Seahawks.

Fast Facts

• Green Bay held Seattle to just 177 yards on offense, marking the second straight week the Seahawks' offense has been held under 200 yards.

• Aaron Rodgers posted his third straight multi-touchdown game and fourth overall this season, helping the Packers snap a three-game losing streak.

• The Packers have now won three of the last four regular-season meetings against the Seahawks.

-- ESPN research

"Everybody plays with injuries in this league. But to not practice for two weeks, to not throw the ball at all, I'm proud the way I was able to play today," Rodgers said with a shy smile after he was 21-for-30 with 208 yards.

The Packers (3-3) stopped a three-game losing streak and are suddenly tied for the NFC North lead.

"Hopefully it shows my teammates that I will put my body on the line for them and I care about them a lot, that come Sunday I'm going to give it all I can," Rodgers said, recalling he's played with a broken foot, a torn ACL and a broken index finger on his passing hand since junior college.

"And I've been pretty effective the last two weeks."

"Effective" is the last word anyone would apply to Seattle right now.

The stunned Seahawks paid for having to start No. 3 quarterback Charlie Frye, because Matt Hasselbeck was inactive -- he will be getting his bruised knee reevaluated on Monday -- and backup Seneca Wallace was out with a calf injury. Seattle looked inept while gaining just 177 yards on offense and skidding to 1-4, the equal of the St. Louis Rams at the bottom of the NFC West that Seattle has ruled the last four seasons.

"It's been a while since it's been like this. It's just a shock," Seahawks defensive tackle Rocky Bernard said.

Frye, starting for the first time since the 2007 opener when he was with Cleveland, gave Seattle a 10-3 lead midway through the second quarter with his first touchdown pass since Dec. 3, 2006. It was set up by Julian Peterson sacking Rodgers and forcing a fumble Bernard recovered at the Packers 32. After T.J. Duckett ran 9 yards on fourth-and-1, Frye pulled up on a bootleg with linebacker Brady Poppinga in his face and threw 6 yards to John Carlson for the rookie's first career TD reception.

Rodgers and the Packers seemed to awaken on the first play of the ensuing drive. Seattle's Pro Bowl defensive end Patrick Kerney leveled the ailing quarterback with a crashing shoulder hit to the chest after he threw an incomplete pass.

"It definitely jarred me a little bit," Rodgers said.

In a great way: He went 3-for-3 converting third-down passes on the drive that ended with his tying, 1-yard sneak for a touchdown.

In the third quarter, with safety Brian Russell in his face, Rodgers found Greg Jennings for a 45-yard touchdown. That gave the Packers a 17-10 lead. Jennings beat Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Trufant for his fourth touchdown of the season.

While the Seahawks sputtered trying to throw with Frye, the Packers took command with a 15-play, 84-yard march. Rodgers was also 3-for-3 converting third-down passes on the drive, which ended with a 1-yard touchdown throw to John Kuhn.

Seattle had just 85 yards of offense at that point and many of the usually rabid home fans were leaving a stadium that was no louder than a high-school field.

The exits became clogged when Charles Woodson intercepted a pass by Frye in Seahawks territory, setting up Mason Crosby's clinching 51-yard field goal with 8:41 left.

Frye became the latest reason Mike Holmgren's 10th and final season as Seattle's coach is becoming a nightmare.

He completed 12 of 23 passes for just 83 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions for the Seahawks, who were last 1-4 in 2002, their most recent losing season. They lost for the second time in three home games. They entered the season an NFC-best 42-14 at home since 2001.

"We don't have the ability right now like we have had in the past to overcome [things]," Holmgren said. "It's tough right now ... It is a test of sorts, you know, we are not used to this. But here were are ... And we still have a lot of games to play. So we have to start dealing with that."

Game notes


Holmgren, a maestro of the passing game, called 18 runs on the first 24 plays. The last one was a 51-yard gain by Julius Jones to begin the second half that was nullified by Mike Wahle's holding penalty. ... Ryan Grant, who ran for a Packers playoff record 201 yards and three TDs while beating Seattle last January, gained 90 yards on a career-high 33 carries. ... Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he had no further information on S Aaron Rouse, who left the game in the third quarter with a head injury, or on DT Ryan Pickett, who left with an elbow injury.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
Green Bay
Seattle
1st Downs2013
3rd down efficiency
10-184-11
4th down efficiency
0-01-1
Total Yards313177
Yards per play4.43.6
Total Drives21
Passing20064
Comp-Att
21-3012-23
Yards per pass
6.72.8
Interceptions thrown
02
Sacks-Yards Lost
2-83-19
Rushing113113
Rushing Attempts
3923
Yards per rush
2.94.9
Penalties5-456-50
Turnovers12
Fumbles lost
10
Interceptions thrown
02
Possession37:2622:34

Passing Leaders

GBC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Rodgers21/302086.9202-8
SEAC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Frye12/23833.6223-19

Rushing Leaders

GBCARYDSAVGTDLG
Grant33902.7017
Rodgers6233.8116
SEACARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones12443.7010
Frye23015.0027

Receiving Leaders

GBRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jennings58416.8145
Driver6538.8019
SEARECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson22311.5019
Carlson4225.518

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERGBSEA
FG02:25Mason Crosby 29 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERGBSEA
FG13:05Olindo Mare 50 Yd 33
TD08:17John Carlson 6 Yd Pass From Charlie Frye (Olindo Mare Kick) 310
TD01:08Aaron Rodgers 1 Yd Run (Mason Crosby Kick) 1010
THIRD QUARTERGBSEA
TD05:56Greg Jennings 45 Yd Pass From Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick) 1710
FOURTH QUARTERGBSEA
TD11:23John Kuhn 1 Yd Pass From Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick) 2410
FG08:41Mason Crosby 51 Yd 2710
TD03:14Keary Colbert 5 Yd Pass From Charlie Frye (Olindo Mare Kick) 2717