Seahawks at Packers – Fourth quarter

Peephole perspective: 48-10, Packers. Although the Seahawks did find the end zone with 4:15 to play on the TD pass from Matt Hasselbeck to TE John Carlson.

Player of the quarter: Carlson. He not only has scored the Seahawks’ only touchdowns in the past three games, he now has six to break the franchise single-season record for the position that he shared with Jerramy Stevens.

Play of the quarter: On a second-and-7 play late in the quarter, Hasselbeck went to Carlson for 16 yards and the touchdown.

Line of the quarter: 5-6-55-1. Those were Hasselbeck’s numbers on the Seahawks’ TD drive. Five consecutive completions for all 55 yards on the drive and, of course, the score.

The bigger picture: The Packers holding the Seahawks on downs to end the third quarter led to a 52-yard field goal by Mason Crosby and a 41-3 Green Bay lead with just under 11 minutes to play. And it was backup QB Matt Flynn who directed the nine-play, 37-yard drive.

The next time the Seahawks got the ball, you guessed it. No, not another interception. Just another third-down sack of Hasselbeck – this one for an 8-yard loss by LB Brad Jones.

The next time the Packers got the ball, you guess it. No, not another big completion from Rodgers to Finley. This time it was a 36-yard pass interference penalty against CB Marcus Trufant on WR Jordy Nelson, giving the Packers a first-and-goal at the 7 and setting up a 6-yard TD run by Ahman Green to make it 48-3 with 6:39 to play. For those scoring at home, that’s the Packers’ fifth rushing TD.

The Seahawks finally found the end zone – with 4:15 to play – when Hasselbeck passed 16 yards to Carlson. But it was way too little, way too late on this day.


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