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Sunday, October 12, 2008
Rapid Reaction: Packers 27, Seahawks 17

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

Green Bay got well Sunday against a team that is even more injury-depleted than it is. I hardly recognize half the names on the Seattle side of the box score depicting the Packers 27-17 victory at Qwest Field.

But after all the trials of their three-game losing streak, the Packers find themselves back in a three-way tie with Chicago and Minnesota for the NFC North lead. They simply outlasted the Seahawks on Sunday, taking the lead in the third quarter and outscoring the Seahawks 17-7 in the second half.

Two Packers players are impressing many people around the NFL right now. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is persevering through a painful sprained shoulder, having lost minimal velocity and none of his accuracy. His 45-yard touchdown pass Sunday hit receiver Greg Jennings in stride down the right sideline.

Meanwhile, cornerback Tramon Williams now has an interception in each of the three games since he replaced injured starter Al Harris. Williams is not the cover man Harris is, but he makes up for it with big plays. His interception Sunday of Charlie Frye essentially locked up the game with 6:35 remaining.