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Packers take 21-3 lead into halftime

Defense intercepts Russell Wilson twice


GREEN BAY – The Packers' offense started clicking again and the defense intercepted two passes as Green Bay extended its lead over the Seahawks to 21-3 at halftime on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

The Packers began the second quarter getting to midfield on a 25-yard completion to WR Randall Cobb but stalled there and had to punt.

Green Bay got the ball right back, though. One play after a personal foul on DE Datone Jones gave the Seahawks a first down, S Morgan Burnett cut in front of TE Jimmy Graham and intercepted QB Russell Wilson's pass, returning it 19 yards to the Seattle 26.

The Packers took advantage. A 15-yard pass to TE Jared Cook made it first-and-goal, and a 7-yard completion to WR Jordy Nelson put the ball on the 1. WR Ty Montgomery then recorded the first rushing touchdown of his career, and the Packers led, 14-3, with 9:36 left in the half.

Green Bay's defense got another three-and-out, this one helped by a third-down sack by rookie DE Dean Lowry, his second career sack and second in as many games. Seattle P Jon Ryan's punt wobbled out of bounds at the Seattle 48-yard line, giving the Packers good field position.

The Packers again took advantage. An 11-yard pass to Nelson preceded a 24-yard catch-and-run by Montgomery on third-and-6. On the next snap, QB Aaron Rodgers found Nelson for a 9-yard TD, and Green Bay's lead grew to 21-3 with 5:15 left in the half.

On their next possession, the Seahawks got across midfield on a 14-yard pass to WR Tyler Lockett and a 5-yard slant to WR Tanner McEvoy on third-and-2. But on third-and-6, Wilson's pass for WR Doug Baldwin was low to the outside, and the Seahawks had to punt.

The Packers got moving again, as WR Davante Adams beat CB DeShawn Shead down the sideline for a 26-yard gain. Rodgers went after Shead again on the next two snaps, trying deep for Cook, but it was incomplete despite the fans' protestations for an interference flag. Another deep shot for Adams vs. Shead was barely overthrown, and the Packers punted with just over a minute left in the half.

Wilson then hit Baldwin for 9 yards and FB Marcel Reece for 31 yards down the sideline to the Green Bay 45, getting out of bounds with 40 seconds left. But CB Damarious Randall intercepted Wilson's deep throw for Baldwin at the goal line with 22 seconds left.

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