Clinching TD drive vs. Seahawks was the perfect closeout

RB AJ Dillon accounted for 62 of 80 yards in producing final score

RB AJ Dillon and QB Aaron Rodgers

GREEN BAY – The Packers' final possession to put away the Seahawks was exactly how any team wants to finish off a game.

So that makes the 10-play, 80-yard touchdown march the Chevy Drive of the Week from the 17-0 victory.

Leading 10-0, the Packers took the ball on their own 20-yard line with 8:07 left. Not only did they kill six minutes, 11 seconds and not give the ball back until after the two-minute warning, they took a three-score lead in the game for the first time.

The key play was a 50-yard catch-and-run by RB AJ Dillon on the second play of the drive, on which he made multiple defenders miss tackles, got a great block from WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and stayed in bounds.

That big play was sandwiched between runs of 4 and 2 yards by Dillon. Then a 7-yard completion to TE Marcedes Lewis made it third-and-1 from the Seattle 17-yard line.

Dillon converted with a 2-yard run, and then the Packers turned to RB Patrick Taylor, who will be the No. 2 back now with Aaron Jones sidelined for a week or two due to a knee injury. Taylor ran twice for 7 yards with an offside penalty on Seattle in between, making it first-and-goal from the 4.

From there, it took Dillon three carries to finish the drive, getting the final 2 yards on third-and-goal to put the game away.

Dillon accounted for 62 total yards on the drive, nearly half of his 128 yards from scrimmage on the day (66 rushing, 62 receiving).


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