January 21, 2022

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Packers blank Seahawks, 17-0

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Packers blank Seahawks, 17-0

GREEN BAY – The Packers’ defense pitched its first shutout of the Matt LaFleur era in a 17-0 victory over the Seahawks on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

Green Bay’s last shutout came in 2018 vs. Buffalo, also at home. Seattle was shut out for the first time since 2011, before Russell Wilson became the Seahawks QB.

The victory came at a cost, though, as the Packers saw pass rushers Whitney Mercilus (biceps) and Rashan Gary (elbow), along with RB Aaron Jones (knee) all leave the game with injuries.

With the win, the Packers improved to 8-2. The Seahawks fell to 3-6.

To notch the shutout, Green Bay’s defense got two key turnovers in the second half, interceptions by CB Kevin King and S Adrian Amos, both in the end zone.

King’s came with the score 3-0 and the Seahawks facing third down in field-goal range in the third quarter. Amos’s came on a deep ball to the end zone intended for WR Tyler Lockett.

Seattle got over 200 yards of total offense on the last play of the game, finishing with just 208. Wilson was 20-of-40 for 161 yards with the two INTs for a 39.7 passer rating.

RB Alex Collins had 10 carries for 41 yards. TE Gerald Everett had eight catches for 63 yards to lead the Seahawks. WRs DK Metcalf and Lockett combined for just five catches for 49 yards.

It was tough for Green Bay’s offense to get going, leading just 3-0 at the half, and an Aaron Rodgers interception in the end zone on an ill-advised pass in the third quarter took points off the board.

But the Packers put together a pair of touchdown drives in the second half, with RB AJ Dillon finishing both with short touchdown runs.

Dillon had 21 carries for 66 yards and the two scores, and he added two receptions for 62 yards, including a key 50-yard gain on a swing pass on the final TD drive. Rodgers was 23-of-37 for 292 yards for a 75.5 passer rating. WR Davante Adams had seven catches for 78 yards.

Here’s a recap of all the action: