Quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers, making their NFL returns – the former back from a finger injury, the later after a bout of Covid – were both rusty, combining for three interceptions and zero touchdown passes
Last Updated: 15/11/21 1:25am
A.J. Dillon scored two fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns as the Green Bay Packers broke a defensive battle with the Seattle Seahawks, ultimately shutting out the visitors 17-0 at a snowy Lambeau Field.
Story of the Game
It took nearly 50 minutes for the first touchdown of the game to be scored, with only a second-quarter Mason Crosby field goal on the board until Dillon found the endzone from three yards out. Crosby’s kick snapped a streak of three-straight misses, including a 42-yarder wide right on the game’s opening drive.
Dillan finished with 66 yards on 21 carries and scored again on a two-yarder just inside the final two minutes of an otherwise frigid contest. Packers starting running back Aaron Jones came out of the game late in the third-quarter with a serious looking knee injury.
Quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers, making their NFL returns – the former back from a finger injury, the later after a bout of Covid – were both rusty, combining for three interceptions and zero touchdown passes.
All three of their picks came in their opponent’s endzone, with the first two of them on back-to-back possessions in the third quarter. Wilson’s throw intended for D.K. Metcalf on 3rd-and-10 from the 12-yard line instead found Kevin King, while Rodgers was picked off by Jamal Adams nine plays later on 3rd-and-6 from the Seattle 15.
Rodgers would make amends on their next series, leading the team 62 yards down the field on a scoring drive capped by Dillon. He’d repeat the trick after Wilson tossed his second interception on a desperation deep ball looking for Tyler Lockett.
The Seahawks (3-6) were shut out for the first time since 2011, the year before they drafted Wilson, while the Packers rebounded from a 13-7 loss last week at the Kansas City Chiefs when without Rodgers.
- Passing: Russell Wilson, 20/40, 161 yards, 2 INTs
- Rushing: Alex Collins, 10 carries, 41 yards
- Receiving: Gerald Everett, eight catches, 63 yards
- Passing: Aaron Rodgers, 23/37, 292 yards, 1 INT
- Rushing: A.J. Dillon, 21 carries, 66 yards, 2 TDs
- Receiving: Davante Adams, seven catches, 78 yards
|Seahawks 0-3 Packers||Mason Crosby 27-yard field goal|
|Seahawks 0-10 Packers||A.J. Dillon three-yard TD run (extra point)|
|Seahawks 0-17 Packers||A.J. Dillon two-yard TD run (extra point)|
The Packers are on the road in Week 11, travelling to Minnesota for an NFC North divisional clash against the Vikings.
The Seahawks also have a divisional matchup scheduled for next Sunday, but they are at home against current NFC West leaders, the Arizona Cardinals.
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