Peephole perspective: Let’s hear it for the backups. QB Charlie Whitehurst directed another TD drive. Rookie Dexter Davis had a sack, forced fumble and recovery. Linebacker Tyjuan Hagler intercepted a pass. Seahawks 21-17.
Player of the quarter: Ben Obomanu. On the Seahawks’ drive to their go-ahead score, the veteran wide receiver got things rolling with a 17-yard run on an end-around and then finished it by taking a 3-yard pass from Whitehurst for the TD.
Play of the quarter: The TD pass to Obomanu – Whitehurst’s third of the preseason. The play began with Whitehurst using a play-action fake to running back Julius Jones and ended with Whitehurst rolling to his right to make the pass to Obomanu, who had come in motion from left to right.
Stat of the quarter: 3 and 1. The number of tackles for Hagler, who also intercepted a pass that was tipped by cornerback Roy Lewis.
The bigger picture: The Seahawks got an early turnover, as Lewis deflected Flynn’s pass to Charles Dillon and Hagler picked off the carom. But the Seahawks couldn’t capitalize. Punter Jon Ryan pinned the Packers at their own 3, however, when Kennard Cox downed his punt.
After the defense held, thanks to big plays by linebackers Dexter Davis and Hagler, Whitehurst went to work. He directed a 10-play, 60-yard TD drive that ended with the 3-yard scoring pass to Obomanu and gave the Seahawks their first lead – 21-17 with 4:16 left in the quarter. Obomanu also had the 17-yard run, while Whitehurst passed 12 yards to rookie tight end Anthony McCoy on third-and-12 and then 10 yards to Jones on third-and-6.
The defense wasn’t done just yet, as Davis got his hat-trick – a fumble-forcing sack of Flynn on third down and the recovery.