It was less exciting than anticipated, but in the end, the Green Bay Packers walked out of Lambeau Field with a shutout 17-0 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
The game itself featured minimal scoring for the first half. The Packers did a fine job moving the ball, yet their offense sputtered multiple times in the red-zone, one of which included a Mason Crosby missed field goal on the opening drive. The Seahawks offense, on the other hand, gained zero rhythm to their offense as they did not have a drive over five plays for the first thirty minutes of play.
Coming out of the half, the Seahawks seemed poised to score as they marched down to the red-zone. However, the drive ended with an end-zone interception to cornerback Kevin King.
As the game progressed, Green Bay’s offense broke free from Seattle’s “bend but don’t break approach” and ran up the score with two game sealing AJ Dillon touchdown runs. Dillon received the majority of snaps at running back as his partner Aaron Jones exited the game late in the third quarter with a knee injury. The severity of his injury is currently unknown.
As the snow came down throughout the fourth quarter, the game slipped away from the Seahawks as Russell Wilson threw an uncharacteristic interception into double coverage to ice the game. This is Wilson’s first time being shut out in 150 career starts, and the Seahawks first time since 2011. Many current day Seahawks fans don’t remember their team getting shut out.
Wilson finished the game with 20 completions on 40 attempts and two interceptions. Rodgers ended with 23 completions on 37 attempts and one interception.
The Packers will now move to 8-2 as they sit atop the NFC and hold the tiebreaker between themselves and the Arizona Cardinals. On the other side, Seattle will make the long trek back home and welcome the Cardinals who expect Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins to return from injury.