Quarter notes: Second

In a nutshell: Seahawks 7-0. Really. The Seahawks capped a five-play, 73-yard drive with Russell Wilson’s 41-yard TD pass to Golden Tate with 6:22 left in the half. But the real story was the job the Seahawks’ defense did on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ offense. The Seahawks produced eight sacks in the first half, three shy of the franchise single-game record.

Player of the quarter: Chris Clemons. After rookie rush-end Bruce Irvin got two sacks in the first quarter, the Seahawks’ sack leader the past two seasons collected four in the second quarter. That’s right, four – as in 1-2-3-4, to tie the franchise record for an entire game. The first two were possession-enders as they came on third downs. The other two came during a Packers’ series that reached the Seahawks’ 47-yard line, before Clemons dropped Rodgers for a 7-yard loss and then a 1-yard loss on back-to-back plays.

Play of the quarter: The TD, which came off Wilson’s play-action fake to Robert Turbin and came because Tate turned cornerback Tramon Williams around with a move to be open for the pass before safety Charles Woodson could get over to help.

Number of the quarter: Two. The number of times the Packers crossed midfield in the first half. In the second quarter, they got to the Seahawks’ 47 before Clemons took over.


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