On Sunday afternoon, the Green Bay Packers put a whooping on the Seattle Seahawks, becoming the first team to beat Seattle by more than 10 points in over four years.
The Packers picked off Russell Wilson five times, while Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdowns, including a pair to Jordy Nelson.
Rodgers did leave the game in the 4th quarter with the Packers up by four scores, due in part to a leg injury (or two), so we will keep an eye on his status in the coming days.
For now, the Packers are back over .500 and remain two games back of the Lions in the NFC North.
The Packers struck instantly after receiving the opening kickoff. Three plays in, Davante Adams beat Jeremy Lane on a double move up the right sideline on 3rd and 2. Aaron Rodgers lofted a perfect pass to Adams, who outraced Lane to the end zone for a quick 7-0 lead.
The Seahawks ran a long drive in response, but a big third down stop against Thomas Rawls forced a Seahawks field goal.
The Packers' next series got the run game jump started, with both Ty Montgomery and Christine Michael picking up chunks of yardage and first downs. Unfortunately, Michael ran the wrong way on a 3rd down play, forcing a 51 yard field goal attempt that Mason Crosby missed just right of the upright.
Green Bay was able to force a Seattle punt on the ensuing drive, but had to punt themselves after reaching midfield. On the second play of the next series, Russell Wilson threw over the middle and was intercepted by Morgan Burnett, who returned the ball to the Seattle 27.
A quick slant to Jared Cook and a hook to Jordy Nelson set the Packers up at the 1 yard line on 2nd and goal. Ty Montgomery bullet his way into the end zone for his first rushing touchdown of the year, giving the Packers a 14-3 lead.
Dean Lowry recorded a big sack of Wilson on 3rd down of the ensuing drive, forcing a punt. Montgomery picked up a pair of first downs before Rodgers hit Nelson on a drag route over the middle for a touchdown and a 21-3 lead.
Another Seahawks punt gave the Packers the ball at their own 16 with just over two minutes left. Rodgers hit Adams again on a deep ball to midfield, but the drive petered out when Rodgers overthrew Adams on an identical route.
Seattle took over at their own 10 with about 90 seconds left and moved the ball well - Wilson found fullback Marcel Reece on a big play to cross midfield, then caught Dean Lowry offsides. However, Damarious Randall made a ridiculous interception near the goal line to preserve the 21-3 lead before the half.
The Packers kicked away to stay the third quarter, and Seattle moved the ball well to start. Wilson kept moving the chains on short dump off passes to get into Packers territory. However, Wilson threw to Jermaine Kearse in the front left corner of the end zone, where LaDarius Gunter was in coverage. The football bounced off Gunter's nameplate and into the waiting hands of Quinten Rollins, who recorded the Packers' third pick of the day. However, the Packers struggled to get the ball moving and punted away.
Damarious Randall then recorded his second pick of the day, after catching a ball that hit Doug Baldwin in the facemask. That set up the Packers at the Seattle 32 yard line after the return.
After a first down pickup by Davante Adams and a ridiculous catch over the middle by Richard Rodgers (when he was hit in the head by K.J. Wright), Rodgers found Jordy Nelson for another score and a 28-7 lead.
Another punt by the Seahawks led to the Packers taking over at their own 14. Christine Michael picked up a quick first down on two early runs, but the Packers couldn't pick up a 3rd and 17 and had to punt. The Packers defense forced a failed 4th down attempt near midfield and took the ball back with just under 12 minutes left.
However, with Rodgers hobbled and a 28-3 lead in hand, Brett Hundley came in to lead the offense. He was not able to complete a pass, but a field goal added to the lead at 31-3.
The Seahawks finally found the end zone on their next drive, as Wilson connected with Tanner McEvoy for a score, pulling the lead down to 31-10. The Packers recovered the ensuing onside kick and failed on a 4th down.
Micah Hyde picked off Wilson again, the 5th interception of the game for the Packers, and they converted - for the second straight game, Mike McCarthy called an end around to Jeff Janis. Janis ran around the left end, got a block from Davante Adams, and scampered into the end zone for a 19 yard touchdown and a 38-10 lead.
Seattle drove down the field late, but Christian Ringo forced a fumble and the Packers recovered to seal the deal.
Jared Cook suffered a chest injury in the 2nd quarter and did not return.
Ty Montgomery and Randall Cobb both were injured in the 2nd quarter as well, but not players returned to the game.
Aaron Rodgers was replaced by Brett Hundley in the 4th quarter, likely due in part to injury.