First quarter

Peephole perspective: Three touchdown passes, two by the Packers for a 14-7 lead.

Player of the quarter: Aaron Rodgers. The Packers’ QB was sharp, from start to finish. He was 8 of 11 for 116 yards and the two TDs – one to fullback John Kuhn, the other to tight end Jermichael Finley.

Play of the quarter: The Packers’ play, as Rodgers went to Greg Jennings for a 56-yard gain.

Stat of the quarter: The Packers converted each of their third-down situations.

The bigger picture: Oops. The Seahawks opened with a three-and-out and, following a 65-yard punt by Jon Ryan, the Packers answered with a five-play, 71-yard TD drive. The big gain came on the first play, as QB Aaron Rodgers used a play-action fake to set up the 56-yard completion to Jennings – who got behind rookie free safety Earl Thomas to make the falling grab. Rodgers also passed for 12 yards to Finley on third-and-8 to set up his 1-yard pass to Kuhn for the score.

The Seahawks answered, and got a big boost by a 54-yard kickoff return from Josh Wilson. Starting at the Packers’ 49-yard line, Hasselbeck passed 17 yards to Mike Williams, 14 yards to T.J. Houshmandzadeh, 6 yards to Williams and the final 11 to Deion Branch. Hasselbeck was 4 of 4 for 49 yards.

The Packers answered with a precision 12-play, 76-yard drive that ended with Rodgers’ 12-yard TD pass to a wide-open Finley on third-and-6. Rodgers and Finley also hooked up on another 12-yarder – again on third down – to sustain the drive.


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