Shaquem Griffin debuted as a starter in his first NFL game as the first one-handed player drafted into the modern league. What the Seahawks’ remarkable rookie has endured this season since that splashy debut is why he’s thankful most for his mom and dad.
The Seahawks had five penalties for false starts Thursday night in the win over Green Bay, four in the game’s first 21 minutes. The Packers were barking out calls along the line of scrimmage, until Justin Britt and the Seahawks complained.
The anatomy of a game-winning play: How the Seahawks prepared for exactly the blitz look they got from the Packers on third down with Thursday night’s game on the line. And how Russell Wilson and Ed Dickson executed coordinator Brian Schotteheimer’s plan far better than Aaron Rodgers executed his final throw.
Down 14-3, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks were booed by the CenturyLink Field fans. But Wilson was nearly perfect on two scoring drives to rally Seattle (5-5) to a comeback win over Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, 27-24.
Doug Baldwin went nine games this season without a touchdown catch, the longest stretch to start a season of his career with the Seattle Seahawks, before getting hist first on a third-down throw in the second quarter.
Past meetings of Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers, recent Seahawks-Packers games, have been immortalized inside Seattle’s team headquarters. Will what essentially is a playoff-elimination game Thursday be another classic?