Neither team is dominating in a first half that resembles a boxing match where both teams are trying to feel each other out. It seems as if both teams are trying to establish ball control, both doing a good job of mixing runs with passes.
The Packers tied the score at 10 in the final seconds of the half with a one-yard touchdown by Aaron Rodgers, who was stopped but never brought down, enabling him to reach the ball across the goalline. It capped a 13-play, 66-yard drive.
Compared to what it had been doing this season, Seattle’s defense is holding pretty steady. But here is the perfect example of what the coaches are talking about players not making plays. On a third and seven at the beginning of the Packers’ last drive, Lofa Tatupu knew what the play was. He went from the line of scrimmage to deep safety. And even though he knew where the ball was going, Rodgers still was able to complete a 19-yard pass to Donald Driver, which kept the drive alive and led to the game-tying touchdown.
Charlie Frye has looked pretty decent, making a couple of nice throws. The Seahawks are doing a good job with their running game, Julius Jones, Mo MOrris and T.J. Duckett all contributing. In a seemingly evenly matched game, the Seahawks need home-field advantage to play a factor in the second half.