Packers Lead Seahawks 24-3 At The Half


Ryan Grant has rushed for two touchdowns, his second two-TD game in three weeks, as the Packers lead the Seahawks 24-3 at halftime at Lambeau Field.

Seattle moved the ball to Green Bay's 36 on its opening drive, but on 3rd-and-1, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck rolled out to his right and threw the ball right to Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk in the flat. Hawk returned the interception 29 yards to Seattle's 35.

The Packers took advantage of the field position as quarterback Aaron Rodgers connected with wide receiver Donald Driver for a 16-yard completion, and two plays later found running back Brandon Jackson on a screen pass for a 13-yard touchdown to put the Packers up 7-0. Guards Josh Sitton and Daryn Colledge and wide receiver Greg Jennings had blocks down the field to help set up the score.

Green Bay extended its lead to 14-0 when Grant capped off a 5-play, 73-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown run. The drive was highlighted by two big plays from Jennings, the first coming when he beat CB Kelly Jennings down the left sideline for a 40-yard pickup on third down to Seattle's 27. On the next play he picked up 24-yards on a hitch pass, eluding tackles from cornerbacks Marcus Trufant and Josh Wilson to put the ball inside Seattle's 5.

Seattle threatened on its next drive, moving the ball down to Green Bay's 8, but Hasselbeck's pass third-down pass intended for wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh was tipped by defensive end Johnny Jolly at the line and intercepted by safety Atari Bigby in the end zone.

The Seahawks got on the board midway through the second quarter on a 28-yard field goal from Olindo Mare. Hasselbeck completed consecutive passes of 15, 17 and 18 yards on the drive, but on 3rd-and-2 at Green Bay's 7, Jolly stopped running back Julius Jones for a 2-yard loss on a run up the middle to force the field goal.

The Packers offense answered right back with Grant's second touchdown run, this one a 56-yarder up the middle for the score. Grant got a nice block from fullback Quinn Johnson and ran past safety Deon Grant at the second level before taking it the rest of the way for the touchdown and a 21-3 lead.

Mason Crosby kicked a 29-yard field goal as time expired in half to add to Green Bay's lead.

Jennings has 102 yards receiving on his three catches and Rodgers has completed 8-of-18 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown. Grant has 73 yards rushing on nine carries.

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