Thursday night madness! The top two most efficient quarterbacks (according to all-time passer rating) went head-to-head last night in a must-win game. The Seattle Seahawks held Aaron Rodgers to three points in the second half and just squeaked out the victory.
For those who watched the game last night, they saw the Seattle Seahawks put on a frustrating first half and an exciting second half. The first play of the game was a fumble from Chris Carson, Green Bay immediately turned that into seven points.
Aaron Rodgers diced Seattle’s defensive secondary in the first half while Russell Wilson wasn’t on point with his throws all first half. The only consistent thing for Seattle in the first half was their run game.
The Seahawks were able to come back from a 21-17 halftime deficit. Their offensive and defensive halftime adjustments allowed them to take the lead from Green Bay and keep it for a final score of 27-24. It was great to see Wilson kneel down with the ball and run down the final two minutes, instead of the opponents.
Pass Rush Finally Sacks Expectations
Ladies and gentleman, Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark is the man! He recorded two sacks against the most slippery quarterback in the NFL. Rasheem Green and Jacob Martin both recorded their first career sacks as well. After a slow start, the defense recorded five sacks last night and only one of those came in the first half.
Seattle went into the locker room at halftime and made the perfect adjustments. Whatever Ken Norton Jr. did to fire up is defense definitely worked. The secondary had cemented themselves on their assignments and created coverage sacks giving the D-line time to get to the quarterback and sack him.
Can the pass rush be consistent? That remains to be seen. I’m excited to see if the pass rush can bring it again next week against Cam Newton.