After a strange start, Russell Wilson qualified in the fourth quarter, Bobby Wagner and Seattle defeat Aaron Rodgers, and Seahawks stayed in the middle of the NFC playoff race.
"We went through so much during this season it was time to get over the cock," Wagner said. "I was down, I was up, I lost games almost, I won close matches. It was time."
Wilson threw at 225 meters and his 15 meter touchdown went to Ed Dickson, with 5:08 left was the difference in the Seahawks 27-24 victory over Green Bay Packers Thursday night.
In a key match in the battle for the two NFC wildcard places, Seattle (5-5) hit a two-game shot, surpassing a 14-3 deficit.
Wilson was inconsistent sometimes earlier, but was remarkable in the fourth quarter, limiting the winning drive, recognizing a flash and hitting Dickson quickly for the second TD of the evening.
"I thought the entire unit was quite exceptional. … When it came down, third, you have to win in the red area and we were quite cluttered in the red area there at the end of the game," said Wilson .
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Seattle has not yet lost three direct matches since the middle of the 2011 season, and the Seahawks eventually ended a win with a score after consecutive casualties at Chargers and Rams. Seattle was 1-8 in the last nine matches, determined by a score.
Rodgers had a huge first half and threw 332 yards, but Packers (4-5-1) had only one shot in the second half, helped by a 57-meter kick from Rodgers to Davante Adams. Rodgers threw a pair of passes in the first half, but never managed the ball after Green Bay scored 4:20 left. Seattle won the first move from Wilson and Mike Davis and finished the knee game three times.
"It was definitely the consideration, but once and the clock stopped at two minutes, I played the numbers," said Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy.
Chris Carson rushed for 83 meters and a touchdown, surpassing the mistake of crashing into the first play of the game and setting the opening score of Green Bay. Tyler Lockett had two key receptions late in the fourth quarter and Doug Baldwin had his first TD season capture for Seattle.
Rodgers has passed 21 out of 30, with 10 of those going to Adams for receiving 166 meters. Towards the end of Robert Tonyan had the first catch of his career for a 54-meter touch to give Green Bay a 14-3 lead. Packers ran 21-17 minutes after Aaron Jones got Rodgers's 24-meter TD in the final minute, but the Green Bay offense was blocked in the second half.
"Of course, there is hope. Of course we believe in each other," Rodgers said. "It's just a galvanizing moment, whether it's a speech or a practice, or something is happening in the game, something has to do."
Jones finished 40 yards in a hurry after making a tall career a week ago. Rodgers was dismissed five times, four of them in the second half. The packers team won just 114 feet in the second half, half coming in on a single throw from Rodgers to Adams. That pass created Mason Crosby's field of 36 yards with 8:23 left to give Green Bay a 24-20 lead.
Wilson still had an answer. Wilson hit Lockett on the 18-meter consecutive breaks – to turn one-third down – and 34 yards to Green Bay 16. Two later pieces, facing a third and long, Wilson admitted Blitz and hit Dickson quickly across the middle puts Seattle in front.
This has proven to be enough. In the next Green Bay unit, Rodgers shortened a pass on the third and second.
"The ball just stayed at my hand and went into dirt," Rodgers said. "Frustrated, of course, I can do that a hundred times, and I probably will not do it again."
Rather than go to fourth place down, Green Bay knocked and did not take the ball back.
"I trust this team, so I will be an aggressive caller and go and say that we will get it, but at the same time, you have to be realistic and agree with 100% call travel put it returned to defense, "Adams said. "It was hard, they had a good game, they did a play and they did it."