Packers topple Seahawks, Carr shines in return
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Sep 12, 2017,
Sep 12, 2017, 16:00
Although the Packers wanted to make sure they contained the Seahawks run game, all eyes were on the Packers pass defense. "He made a decision that he felt like he needed to make, so I just hope he is doing great off the field and we look forward to competing against him on Sunday". "We want to put that on our belt just to show that we have a standard here and that's being dominant".
Green Bay's Mike Daniels was plenty disruptive against Seattle's struggling offensive line. He was sacked twice on third down and had a QB rating of 145.1 on third down plays. "He gave us some problems and we didn't deal with him as well as we thought we would".
Seattle returns next Sunday with its first NFC West matchup, a 1:25 p.m. game against the San Francisco 49ers that will be broadcast on the home of the Seahawks, Q13 FOX.
But Carroll noted that things weren't necessarily as bad as they might have appeared. Some have looked ahead to the possibility the Seahawks will decide not to invest multiple years in the 30-year-old tight end and instead use their franchise tag to keep Graham for 2018 on a one-year contract. "I've got everybody's back". However it was later in the half when Rodgers found Jordy Nelson on a free play (his patented "catch the D with 12 men on the field" move) deep for another score. But Carroll indicated that there is no greater urgency to make a change after Sunday than any other time. "I agree with the way the guys on television saw it", he said. The tackle forced the fumble that was recovered by linebacker Kyler Fackrell, setting the Packers offense up at the Seattle 6-yard line. Rodgers targeted Nelson eight times, resulting in seven receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown. Carroll, for one, will be eagerly awaiting the league's response following more further review. "Ran it really 15 times in the game. That kind of got everybody going". After this team went through the thrashing it took throughout last season, it was expected that Wilson and company would have no issues moving the ball down the field.
"Hit 25 percent of third downs, it's really hard, " Carroll said. His offensive line didn't help him either, as he was once again running for his life in the backfield. Among the healthy players who were inactive for Sunday's game were cornerbacks Josh Hawkins and Lenzy Pipkins, guard Lucas Patrick and running back Aaron Jones. "I thought we had some chances there". I'm not even talking about bringing the touchdown back, I'm talking about the ejection in the game. He is just such a fantastic football player.
Rodgers' best quarter was the third, when he was 7-of-9 for 75 yards, which included the attractive touchdown strike he threw to Jordy Nelson on a down when the Seahawks gave the Packers a free play.