SEATTLE - For the second time this season a Packers fullback scored the first touchdown of his career with a 1-yard reception.
On Sunday it was third-year fullback John Kuhn's turn as he caught a touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers in the third quarter to give the Packers a 14-point lead over the Seahawks.
In the season-opening win over Minnesota, fullback Korey Hall scored the first touchdown of his career on a 1-yard strike from Rodgers.
"We love when they get the ball in the end zone," wide receiver Greg Jennings said. "We were actually making a joke about it this past week, saying how the fullbacks don't get the ball anymore. I think Aaron kind of took that to heart."
Sunday was also only the second game this season that the Packers have had both fullbacks at their disposal for an entire game. Hall suffered a knee injury early in Week 2 at Detroit and was inactive for the next three games before getting the start against the Seahawks.
Wynn back in the fold
Running back DeShawn Wynn went from being a member of the practice squad on Friday to handling the third-down back role on Sunday.
Wynn, who spent the first five weeks on the practice squad, was signed to the active roster Saturday after the Packers placed rookie running back Kregg Lumpkin on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.
Backup running back Brandon Jackson fell ill Saturday night and was inactive Sunday, which made it necessary for Wynn suit up as he joined running back Ryan Grant as the only two backs on the active roster.
Wynn made a key block on Aaron Rodgers' 45-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Greg Jennings in the third quarter, picking up Seahawks safety Brian Russell on a blitz up the middle.
"They brought pressure and DeShawn Wynn gave me a great block to give me time to throw," Rodgers said. "I just stood in there, knew that Greg was one-on-one and knew that Donald (Driver) was one-on-one as well. Donald was getting held a little bit and I just tried to get it up quick and give Greg a chance. He made a great catch for us."
Wynn did not have any carries Sunday, but got several snaps on third down and caught a 7-yard pass from Rodgers in the fourth quarter on a third-and-17 from the Seattle 40 that put the Packers in field goal range. Mason Crosby connected on a 51-yard field goal to give Green Bay some insurance with a 27-10 lead.
Grant entered Sunday's game at Seattle averaging just under 15 carries a game this season as he was slowed by a hamstring injury the opening few weeks. He more than doubled that number against the Seahawks with a career-high 33 attempts for 90 yards.
The 33 carries were tied for the second most in a game in franchise history, tying Dorsey Levens (vs. Dallas, Nov. 23, 1997) and Ahman Green (at Carolina, Sept. 13, 2004). The franchise record was set by Terdell Middleton with 39 carries (vs. Minnesota, Nov. 26, 1978).
"We didn't have a lot of explosive gains, but we stuck to the game," Rodgers said. "We pounded it out and we converted on third downs. That keeps drives alive, keeps the ball in your hands and keeps the clock running.
"It gives more run opportunities for Ryan. He didn't have a ton of yards, but we definitely controlled the clock."
Donald Driver led the Packers with six receptions for 53 yards on Sunday, giving him a catch in 101 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in franchise history. He is just two games away from tying Sterling Sharpe's 103-game streak with a reception.
Cornerback Tramon Williams intercepted a Charlie Frye pass in the fourth quarter to give him an interception in each of the last three games, all of which he started in place of an injured Al Harris. Williams now has posted an interception in all four career games he has started.
Safety Aaron Rouse left the game with a head injury and did not play in the second half. McCarthy did not have an update on his status after the game. Charlie Peprah filled in for Rouse and registered three tackles.
Defensive tackle Ryan Pickett left the game in the third quarter with an elbow injury and did not return. Pickett said after the game that he will undergo an MRI on Monday, but did not believe the injury was serious. Colin Cole filled in for Pickett and had a fourth-quarter sack of Frye wiped out on an illegal contact penalty on linebacker Brady Poppinga.
Inactive for the Packers in addition to Jackson on Sunday were Brian Brohm (third quarterback), safety Atari Bigby, cornerback Al Harris, defensive end Jason Hunter, tackle Breno Giacomini, wide receiver James Jones and defensive end Michael Montgomery.
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila got his first start of the season at right defensive end in place of Montgomery, who suffered an ankle injury last Sunday vs. Atlanta.