By Nick Freimuth
Green Bay is now (7-6) with three weeks to play in the regular season following a convincing 38-10 throttling of the Seattle Seahawks Sunday. The Packers are tied with the Vikings and two behind the Lions in the race for the NFC North. Games at Chicago next week (noon), home against the Vikings and the season finale at Detroit remain on the schedule.
Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adam ignited a chilly Lambeau Field on the first drive of the game Sunday afternoon. A 66-yard touchdown was the longest play from scrimmage for the Packers on the season and the longest catch in Adams’ career. The lightning fast start (three plays, 75 yards and seven points) was a solid indication of how things would go for Green Bay.
Jordy Nelson continued his campaign for comeback player of the year in the NFL. He amassed six receptions including two touchdown snares. It marked the third season for Jordy of 12 or more TD’s in a year, tying Sterling Sharpe for the franchise record. Nelson also eclipsed 7,000 yards receiving yards in his career, making him only the fifth Packers wide receiver to accomplish that in team history.
The exclamation mark on the game came with 4:24 left to play in the third quarter. It was the 57th Rodgers to Nelson touchdown tying Brett Favre to Antonio Freeman on the all-time touchdown connection list in Packers history.
The Packers defense forced six turnovers in the win including five interceptions of Russell Wilson.