Seattle Frozen in Green Bay: Fall to Packers 48-10

Green Bay scored twice to jump out to an early lead and never looked back Sunday as the Packers pounded the Seahawks at home 48-10.

Seattle (5-10) committed eight penalties and quarterback Matt Hasselbeck threw two of his four interceptions before the end of the second quarter.

While Seattle faltered from start to finish, Green Bay (10-5) flourished.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for 237 yards and had a 13-yard touchdown pass to backup running back Brandon Jackson.  Rodgers left the game after the third quarter with a 38-3 lead in order to avoid possible injury.

The 13-yard receiving score that Jackson had in the first quarter was the first of three times he found the end zone.  The other two came on the ground.

Joining Jackson with scoring runs for Green Bay were Ryan Grant (2) and Ahman Green (1).

The Seahawks had difficulty with limiting the big play; Ryan Grant took a handoff 56 yards for one of his scores while wide receiver Greg Jennings and tight end Jermichael Finley had receptions for 40 and 38 yards, respectively.

Protecting the quarterback was also an arduous task for Seattle.  Green Bay sacked Matt Hasselbeck three times.

Seattle’s lone highlight of the game came with 4:16 to go in the fourth quarter, when Matt Hasselbeck connected with tight end John Carlson 16 yards down the right side of the field for the team’s only touchdown.

The Seahawks finish their season on the road next weekend against all-pro running back Chris Johnson and the Tennessee Titans.  Kickoff is scheduled for 4:15pm Eastern.

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