That felt good.
Last night, the Green Bay Packers got a huge early-season win and some small bit of satisfaction, as they defeated the Seattle Seahawks 27-17 at Lambeau Field. In addition to being the first win over Seattle for the Packers since 2009, it marked the first time that a Seahawks team with Russell Wilson at the helm had lost by double-digit points.
It was a combination of likely heroes and unlikely ones that got the Packers the win last night. Sure, Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb were among the biggest players for Green Bay, but it was a second-year player, an undrafted Toledo Rocket, who made the biggest plays in the biggest situations. Check out pieces on all of them below.
Jayrone Elliott was ready when he needed to be | Packers.com
After some shuffling that went on due to Josh Boyd's injury, Elliott was thrust into the lineup late in the game, and boy did he deliver. His interception was a major turning point, and his forced fumble sealed the win.
Packers' defense shuts down Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks | Packersnews.com
B.J. Raji's play in the middle was exemplary last night, as he led the Packers' run defense from up front.
Receivers Cobb, Montgomery lead Packers' offensive charge | JSOnline.com
It was when the Packers went to their four-wide set, with those two receivers primarily playing from the slot, that the Packers got their offense moving again in the fourth quarter.
Rodgers: 'God was a Packer fan tonight' | ESPN Wisconsin
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Chips Report from Packers 27-17 Week 2 win vs. Seahawks | 247sports.com
Rodgers and Elliott, as expected, get top billing, but the defensive line and receiver units get some well-deserved recognition as well.
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll questions officials' possession ruling on key fumble | ESPN
I'll explain it to you, Pete. Once the ref signals that one team has possession, nothing that happens thereafter matters.
Seahawks-Packers Grades | ProFootballFocus.com
Aaron Rodgers was pressured on nearly half of his dropbacks last night, but he actually had a better passer rating on those plays and throw both his touchdowns under pressure. Bonus fun fact: Richard Sherman's PFF coverage grade yesterday (-2.5) was the worst of any single game in his career.
Chip Kelly might have made a ton of horrible moves - SBNation.com
Remember two weeks ago, when Philly seemed to be a popular Super Bowl pick? Now they have 70 total rushing yards in two games (11 of them by DeMarco Murray).