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Packers Find Wilson and the Seahawks in a Giving Mood

Posted December 12th, 2016 @ 03:12am

On a Sunday like this one, the only thing that dampened the mood was the sight of a gimpy Aaron Rodgers playing virtually the entire game with a hitch in his step. Otherwise, this was about as perfect an afternoon of football in recent memory.

Things that are more enjoyable than embarrassing the Seahawks:

1. Winning a Super Bowl.

2. Reaching a Super Bowl.

3. Getting a back massage from Scarlett Johansson (I'm assuming).

When the Packers struck on the third play from scrimmage with a 66 yard bomb from Aaron Rodgers to Davante Adams, it set the tone for the day. It also was the last time Rodgers felt like himself, since we learned he injured his right calf on that throw and was limited the rest of the day.

Despite the pain, he was nearly perfect, posting a quarterback rating of 150.8, missing on just five of his 23 passes. The defense provided the rest of the heroics. Five interceptions and a fumble recovery bailed out what was a leaking run defense once again. The Packers took away Jimmy Graham (just one catch for 16 yards) and made the Hawk receivers pay for letting the ball bounce off of them.

In a season where takeaways have been a rumor, it was the ideal day to get them in bunches to send a message to Seattle and the rest of the NFC, that this team still has a pulse, delivering a signature performance against an elite team.

For a while it was as frustrating to watch as it was exhilarating. First Randall Cobb is carted off with injuries to both of his ankles, then it was Ty Montgomery, then Jared Cook. Packer offensive players were dropping like flies. All but Cook returned--we await the severity of his chest injury. It looks like he's one of those players who just can't stay on the field.

The Pack opened the game running the ball on eight of their first ten plays, before letting Rodgers and the passing game take over. It wasn't a great day running the ball, but both Montgomery and Christine Michael were able to grind out positive runs, putting Rodgers and company in manageable down and distance situations.

As the Packers racked up the points, you almost felt sorry for the chewing gum in Pete Carroll's mouth. It weathered the brunt of the head coach's frustration. The Seahawks will be fine. They host the pitiful Rams on Thursday night and have a favorable schedule to close out the season. But at 2-4-1 on the road this season, they've shown that they are an entirely different team away from their precious 12s.

While this game looked on paper to be the Pack's toughest test before the finale in Motown, the Packers have to keep taking things week by week. The Bears are next and they took the Lions to the final gun in Detroit. They haven't quit and they'd like nothing more than spoiling Rodgers' and the Pack's 'running the table' plan. But we'll worry about that later in the week.

For now, let's enjoy a near perfect December afternoon at Lambeau. No Fail Mary, no whiffed onside kick, just a good old fashioned butt whooping delivered to the team that's been a thorn in our side the last few years.

After this 38-10 shellacking, and a third straight win, it appears that the Pack is back.

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Comments (10):

As good as this win was, idiots like Cane can only see the negativity. Can't admit the Seahawks got their asses handed to them big time, while the Queenies barely squeaked one out? Tough. It's crunch time, homeboy.

on December 11th, 2016 at 10:14pm

the iceing on the cake had to be seeing Richard Sherman getting knocked down by Adams on the reverse touchdown to seal the victory. Also seeing Carrol get his butt kicked.

on December 12th, 2016 at 02:08am

I gotta admit - nice job on the Seachickens !

on December 12th, 2016 at 04:07am

The Packers are on a roll. Three straight wins and against teams that all had top ten to top five defenses. But the question is will it be too late? Green Bay is still only the 9th ranked team in the NFC in terms of playoff standings. And the stars and planets haven't been aligning for them as the Lions, Giants, Falcons and Buccaneers and Washington continue to win. Minnesota is the only team ahead of them that they can do anything directly about before Jan. 1. Without help even 10-6 may not be good enough this season.

on December 12th, 2016 at 06:23am

Well, I guess I'm no weatherman. Other than that, I'm feeling pretty good about what I wrote. Packerlifer is right about the road ahead. It was the 4th quarter last night before I started thinking it might be better if the Cowboys won. SMH. This still the Cowboys Conference to loose, and quite frankly, the AFC has been looking mighty strong.

on December 12th, 2016 at 08:45am

It's a miracle that this team still has a pulse didn't voice write an obituary just a few weeks ago. I guess 1 good Achilles is enough to get back on the bandwagon . Craig I enjoyed Mathews getting laid out a couple of weeks ago more! But yes shutting Sherman up was nice.

on December 12th, 2016 at 10:19am

Great JOB Pack. best complete game they have played since they beat atlanta in playoffs in playoff run, the best they have played zone defense since I have watched capers d. hopefully 12 will be ok, bears have there super bowl coming up and will play tough. weather will be cold again, tough on the Rodgers calf. if they play d like that we should win. just don't look ahead to minny. I told you not to bury them yet THC. hard to figure this team out. Go Packers.

on December 12th, 2016 at 10:49am

NFL Fan First, I did not write any such obit. But I did call out Dave THC about writing the season off a few weeks ago. The final chapter on this season won't be written any time soon. There's a whole lot of drama still to come. You ain't seen nothin' yet! ;-)

on December 12th, 2016 at 12:23pm

Funny how that Obituary you wrote disappeared . I guess the delete key on your keyboard works. Congrats on beat down of the Seahawks! now don't lay an egg with the Lions!

on December 13th, 2016 at 12:56pm

There's no guarantee that ScarJo would give a good massage, but giving HER a massage instead, that would be top 3.

on December 14th, 2016 at 03:06pm

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