Saturday, January 12, 2008

End of 1st quarter: Packers 14 - Seahawks 14

The game couldn't have started any worse for the Packers. After taking the kickoff, Ryan Grant fumbled on the 1st play, a screen pass, and Seattle recovered at the Packers 1-yard line. One play later, Seattle led 7-0. On the second play of the next series, Grant fumbled again at the 50. The defense failed to hold and with about 11 minutes remaining in the first quarter, Seattle led 14-0. Not good.

But, on the ensuing kickoff, Tramon Williams returned the kick to about the Packers 40-yard line. The Pack then drove for a TD to trail 14-7. The drive saw Brett go 5 for 5 on passing, including a 15-yard TD pass to WR Greg Jennings. It also saw Grant get some redemption with runs of 25 and 16 yards.

The Pack defense then held Seattle, and put together another drive. Fittingly, Grant scored on a 1-yard run. As the commentators were saying, Grant was running like a man possessed on the drive.

The quarter ended with the Packers and Seahawks tied, 14-14.