4:15 PM ET, October 12, 2008
CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
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.
• 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
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.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.4||3.6|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||02:25||Mason Crosby 29 Yd||3||0|
|FG||13:05||Olindo Mare 50 Yd||3||3|
|TD||08:17||John Carlson 6 Yd Pass From Charlie Frye (Olindo Mare Kick)||3||10|
|TD||01:08||Aaron Rodgers 1 Yd Run (Mason Crosby Kick)||10||10|
|TD||05:56||Greg Jennings 45 Yd Pass From Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick)||17||10|
|TD||11:23||John Kuhn 1 Yd Pass From Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick)||24||10|
|FG||08:41||Mason Crosby 51 Yd||27||10|
|TD||03:14||Keary Colbert 5 Yd Pass From Charlie Frye (Olindo Mare Kick)||27||17|