Packers-Seahawks NFC Championship, Second Half

Well the good news is that Russell Wilson completed a pass. The bad news is everything else he did.

The Packers might have gone three and out on their first drive but a Michael Bennett offside penalty turned an opening series 3rd and 7 into a 3rd and 2. The Packers converted it with an Eddie Lacy run. Green Bay advanced to the edge of field goal range before Aaron Rodgers tried to test Richard Sherman in the end zone and ended up getting intercepted. So the whole “let’s try throwing on Sherman” netted an incompletion and an interception on the first drive.

A pass deflected off the hands of Jermaine Kearse and right to Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who took the interception inside the 5, but an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty pushed the Packers back to the 19. John Kuhn initially had a score but his one-yard touchdown run was overturned on review. Eddie Lacy was then stuffed on the following play. The Packers settled for a short field goal instead for the game’s first points.

Doug Baldwin fumbled the ensuing kickoff and also managed to knee his teammate in the junk in the same motion.

The Packers started with amazing field position again and once again, they came away with a field goal. At that point, it looked like Green Bay was squandering opportunities but the Seahawks kept shitting the bed.

A Seattle three and out followed. The Packers finally got in the end zone thanks to a 13-yard pass to Randall Cobb. Another Seattle three and out ensued. Cobb, however, dropped a wide open pass on 3rd and 13 that would have been a first down. Lucky for him, the refs bailed them out thanks to a questionable illegal hands to the face penalty on Cliff Avril. Green Bay couldn’t capitalize and came away with another field goal. So the Seahawks were down 16 and Earl Thomas had left the game with a shoulder injury.

On the next possession, the Seahawks finally got their opening first down of the game AND Russell Wilson got his first completion so it was pretty special for them. Not special enough to get points, but baby steps, I suppose. Wilson got a second completion on a give-up play to end the half. Only with Wilson’s