8:20 p.m. ET
54 degrees/ Overcast
Key Coaching Decision #1: (SEA ball, trailing 7-0 / fourth-and-1, GB 29 / 7:29 Q1)
• Facing fourth-and-1 from long field-goal range (47 yard attempt), Seattle successfully attempted a fourth-down conversion. Chris Carson ran for a 10-yard gain and a Seattle first down.
• At this point in the game, Seattle’s offense was struggling and the Packers offense had scored on a short field after a Seahawks turnover and had missed an opportunity to go up 10-0 when Mason Crosby missed a 47-yard field goal attempt.
• Missing a field goal from this range would have given the Packers decent field position and another opportunity for their offense to add to their lead. Seattle was unable to find the end zone on this drive, but did later make a 41-yard field goal to cut the Packers lead to 7-3.
Key Coaching Decision #2: (GB ball, leading 21-17 / second-and-10, 50 / 4:31 Q3)
Key Coaching Decision #3: (GB ball, leading 21-20 / third-and-9, GB 26 / 10:31 Q4)
• These game decisions are related as it involves the use of timeouts. Green Bay was unable to stop the clock down the stretch. Had they had the full complement of all their timeouts, it would have made the next Key Coaching Decision appear a little better.
Key Coaching Decision #4: (GB ball, trailing 27-24 / fourth-and-2, GB 33 / 4:20 Q4)
• Facing a fourth-and-2 late in the game, Green Bay elected to punt and never got the ball back. They didn’t have the opportunity to mount a comeback as the Seahawks controlled the clock by running the ball and gaining two first downs, thus effectively ending the game. The Packers were putting a lot of faith in their defense against the Seattle offense that was getting stronger as the game wore on. The Packers also were without two of their timeouts when Seattle took over after the punt.
• This was a must-win game for the Seahawks. Barring a complete Rams collapse, they will battle for a Wild Card bid. The Packers still have NFC North hopes, although it is more likely that they will also be battling for a Wild Card spot.
• With the loss to Seattle, the Packers are 0-5 on the road this season.
• Green Bay only had 114 yards in the second half and drives stalled as the Packers offensive line was unable to adequately protect Rodgers in the second half. The offensive line allowed four sacks in the second half.
• The Packers were 3-for-11 on third-down conversions.
• Packers second-year running back Aaron Jones is making significant contributions to their offense both when rushing the ball and catching passes out of the backfield. He also has a knack for reaching the end zone. He ran and caught a pass for a score. He’s clearly taken over the role of lead back in Green Bay.
• Seattle overcame a 14-3 deficit and never abandoned the run — as teams sometimes do when facing two-score deficits. Seattle’s offense sputtered in the first half, but got better as the game went along.