The Green Bay Packers got off to an unlikely and amazing start on Thursday night against the Seattle Seahawks. After Clay Matthews forced a fumble on the game’s first play from scrimmage, the Packers took a quick 7-0 lead three plays later on an Aaron Jones touchdown run.
After Aaron Rodgers hit a 54-yard touchdown bomb to Robert Tonyan, the Packers’ defense got gashed by the Seahawks’ rushing attack in the second quarter. Seattle took a brief 17-14 lead later on that quarter, but the Packers bounced back behind Jones. He caught three passes on a long drive before the half, cashing in with a 24-yard touchdown reception to give the Packers the lead back at 21-17 at the half.
Jones has seven carries for 27 yards and a score, but has three receptions for 61 yards and another touchdown. Meanwhile, Rodgers is averaging 13.4 yards per pass attempt, hitting on 12 of 16 throws for 214 yards and two scores. Davante Adams is putting up another good game, with five catches for 74 yards.
The Packers did see a few key players leave the game with injuries, however. Tight end Jimmy Graham, safety Raven Greene, and cornerback Bashaud Breeland all left the game in the first half and are questionable to return.
Keep it here for the second half of the game, and the Packers will get the ball to start the third quarter.