As well all know, the Seattle Seahawks are in the spotlight this week, taking on the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football.
Seattle has won the last 2 Monday night meetings between these 2 teams. This moment in time is one of those games.
8:30 PM ET, November 27, 2006
CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
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It was Monday, November 27, 2006 and the year after the Seattle Super Bowl run with the Seahawks looking to make their mark in hopes to make another run. Shaun Alexander did his part in helping the Seahawks work their way to that goal.
Well…in this game at least.
He had spent the first 6 weeks of the season on the bench with a broken foot.
It was a cold, snowy day in Seattle and the teams had to play in the snow – a rarity in downtown Seattle. That alone set the tone in this game.
Ex-Seahawk Ahman Green started the scoring off for Green Bay by punching it in from 5 yards out. Packer kicker Dave Rayner added the PAT. 7-0 Green Bay.
After trying to get a feel for the snow at home, the Seahawks kept stumbling in the first quarter. With just under 4 minutes left in the quarter, Josh Brown came on for Seattle and kicked his first field goal of the night, a 45 yarder. 7-3 Green Bay.
After stalling again on their next possession, the Seahawks sent Josh Brown out to kick a 41 yard field goal. The Pack were now up by a score of 7-6.
Again the Seahawks next drive stalled out, but out came Josh Brown to the rescue…again. This time, he nailed a 37 yard field goal to the put the Seahawks up 9-7.
Not to be outdone, the Packers got to Matt Hasselbeck, causing one of Matt’s 4 turnovers in the game. Green Bay linebacker Abdul Hodge picked it up and took it 29 yards down field for the score. The Packers were back on top 14-9.
Josh Brown could not allow this game to slip away after his strong performance in his fancy heated pants, so he came out and kicked his 4th and final field goal of the game, a 28 yarder. The Packers went into halftime up 14-12.
The Packers came out of halftime swinging, as Brett Favre connected with Packer superstar WR Donald Driver on a beautiful slant route that went for 48 yards and a touchdown. Green Bay was now up 21-12.
Shaun Alexander rushed for over 40 yards on the next Seattle scoring drive, bring them to the Packers 23 yard line. From there, Hasselbeck connected with DJ Hackett for the score.
The Packers were still up, but only by 2. 21-19.
The 3rd quarter ended in the midst of a powerful Seahawks drive. Alexander was pounding the ball and bruising up the Green Bay defense. 49 seconds into the 4th quarter, Hasselbeck hit Darrell Jackson for a 4 yard score. With the touchdown, the score was 21-25. Seattle went for 2 and got hit, with Matt connecting with Jerramy Stevens for the 2 point conversion.
It was now 27-21 Seattle.
The Packers drives kept stalling as they seemed inept in the Seattle snow (is it different from Green Bay snow?) but they managed to make the game close with another Dave Rayner field goal. This one from 34 yards. It was 27-24 Seattle.
Favre tried to bring the Packers back, but failed after throwing an interception to Marcus Trufant, giving Seattle the ball with just under half of a quarter left in the game. From there, Hasselebeck connected with Jerramy Stevens on a perfect lob pass to the back of the end zone. 34-24 Seattle.
Favre tried desperately again to bring his team back, but failed one last time, throwing his third interception of the game to Kelly Jennings – his first career pick.
The game ended with a final score of 34-24 in favor of our Seattle Seahawks.
It was the first time that snow has been falling during a home Seahawks game and it was also the coldest starting temperature of a home game in Seattle history, a chilly 24 degrees.
Hasselbeck went 17 for 26 with 157 yards and 3 touchdowns to 3 interceptions.
Alexander was held out of the endzone, but rushed for 201 yards on 40 carries – the most in Seattle franchise history, breaking Chris Warren’s record of 36.
DJ Hackett was Seattle’s leading receiver with 67 yards on 5 catches and a touchdown. Darryl Tapp got the only Seahawks sack of the game and Kelly Herndon, Kelly Jennings and Marcus Trufant all picked off Brett Favre.
Passing: B. Favre (GB) – 266 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT
Rushing: S. Alexander (SEA) – 40 CAR, 201 YDS
Receiving: D. Driver (GB) – 3 REC, 89 YDS, 1 TD