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After 8 sacks, Packers fortunate to trail 7-0

9/24/2012

I almost don't know what to say, other than to wonder if we've time warped back to 2009.

Watching the Seattle Seahawks sack Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers eight times in the first half Monday night has conjured memories of the start of 2009, when Rodgers was sacked 37 times in the first half of the season.

Much as in 2009, Rodgers is facing a heavy rush but has compounded a few plays by holding to the ball too long. One more sack will be a career high for Rodgers. As Mike Tirico just said on the ESPN broadcast, the NFL record for most sacks in one game by a team is 12.

I'll be back shortly after the game. But for now, the Packers are fortunate to trail the Seahawks by a modest 7-0 deficit here at halftime. The Packers defense has played pretty well itself.