Player of the quarter: Brandon Jackson. The Packers’ back scored the game-winning touchdown on a 12-yard run with 3:34 to play.
Play of the quarter: On the play before Jackson’s score, Jackson took the handoff on third-and-1 and ran 26 yards to the Seahawks’ 12.
Stat of the quarter: 91 yards rushing for the Packers in the 4th alone, 47 from Jackson, allowed Green Bay to not only take the lead but control the clock in the final quarter.
The bigger picture: The offense took advantage of Dexter Davis’ sack/fumble/recovery late in the third quarter by getting a 35-yard field goal from Clint Stitser, who was kicking because Olindo Mare is nursing a sore calf. The key play on the seven-play, 29-yard drive was a 21-yard pass play from Whitehurst to Deon Butler.
The Seahawks got another chance, immediately, as Kennard Cox recovered Sam Shields’ muff of the ensuing kickoffs at the Packers’ 9. But Spencer Havner made a nice play along the sideline to intercept Whitehurst’s third-down pass to tight end Cameron Morrah.
The Packers capitalized, as Mason Crosby kicked a 51-yard field goal with 8:26 left to make it 24-20. The 11-play, 46-yard drive got a huge boost when rookie cornerback was flagged for pass interference – on a very questionable call, as the ball sailed way over the head of the intended receiver. Flynn kept it alive by scrambling for 8 yards on third-and-7.
After the Seahawks went three-and-out, the Packers went 80 yards in seven plays to a go-ahead TD – Jackson’s 12-yard scoring run. No. 3 QB Graham Harrell directed the drive, but Jackson did the damage at the end – running for 26 yards on a third-and-1 play to set up his score.
The Seahawks had a final chance, but Shields intercepted Whitehurst’s third-down pass.