The Seattle Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers 17-10 on Friday night (August 23). According to CBS Sports, the Seahawks slogged out the win, but it still improved the team to 3-0 in the NFL preseason. The analogy may have come from all the penalties in the game, as the Seahawks were whistled for 14 of them and the Packers had 10 of their own.
The game didn't exactly present stellar statistics for either team, but the rushing game shown by the Seahawks might be something that concerns every other team in the NFC this season. The Seahawks netted 166 rushing yards on just 27 carries, which works out to an average of 6.1 yards per run. That was almost as many yards as the Packers had in total (201).
Russell Wilson has 126 yards on 11-of-17 passes, but didn't get into the end zone. He also had two interceptions, which is something the coaching staff will probably key in on over the next week. For the Packers, Aaron Rodgers went 4-of-7 for 41 passing yards in limited action, but the intent on that side was to try out the backups.
Next up for the Seahawks will be the Oakland Raiders on August 29 (7 p.m. PT), giving the team a chance to finish the preseason undefeated. Though it doesn't mean that much, it could sure give the team some nice momentum heading into the regular season. That Week One game comes against the Carolina Panthers on September 8.
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