Eight plays, 75 yards, seven points.
That was the result of the Green Bay Packers’ first drive in their Divisional playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Packers lead 7-0 after the opening series, thanks to a 20-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Davante Adams.
After losing the opening coin toss, the Packers received the opening kickoff after the Seahawks deferred. The first play from scrimmage was a tremendous 23-yard run by Aaron Jones, and that was followed up by a 14-yard pass from Rodgers to Adams on a slant route. A third down pass to Jimmy Graham for 13 yards set up the Packers near the redzone, and a fun toss to Tyler Ervin set up the Packers at the Seahawks’ 16. However, a loss of four by Jones gave the Packers a third and 7 from Seattle’s 20.
Matt LaFleur dialed up a perfect playcall, sending Adams on a slant-and-go. He finished his route wide open in the left side of the end zone, and Rodgers hit him with an easy throw for the opening score of the game:
The Packers appeared to have a fumble recovery on the Seahawks’ first offensive play, but after a video review, the officials ruled that there was no clear recovery on the play, despite obvious video evidence of Chandon Sullivan bringing in the football. The defense did force a punt, however, turning the ball back over to the Packers’ offense.