SEATTLE - AUGUST 21: Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Seattle Seahawks throws a touchdown pass to Deion Branch #83 during the preseason game against Cullen Jenkins #77 of the Green Bay Packers at Qwest Field on August 21 2010 in Seattle Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Seahawks Vs. Packers Post-Game Analysis: Winners And Losers

The Seattle Seahawks hosted the Green Bay Packers in a preseason game Saturday night. For everything Seahawks, follow along at SB Nation's Field Gulls.

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Seahawks Vs. Packers Post-Game Analysis: Winners And Losers

John Morgan of SB Nation’s Field Gulls breaks down all the winners and losers from Saturday’s preseason exhibition game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers.

Morgan says things looked very good for Seattle’s offense.

Big Winners

Matt Hasselbeck: The results speak for themselves, but the foundation of those results: stepping into throws, mid-range zip, comfort within the system, are what Seahawks fans have waited to see.

Jon Ryan: I have no idea how repeatable pinning a punt within the 20 is, but that’s three for Ryan. Also, same old boom and so far no big returns.

Marcus Trufant: Trufant is a great cover corner and he’s developed ability as a run stuffer as he’s aged. He looked agile, tough and, more than anything, himself.

Mike Williams: Williams received for fewer total yards than in week one, but he did it through regular separation. Four receptions is encouraging. Continued good work as a route runner is encouraging. Catching it along the sideline is flashing the concentration and athleticism that once made him special.


Packers Beat Seahawks 27-24 In Saturday Night Preseason Game

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Aaron Rodgers threw for 116 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Green Bay Packers to a 27-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in preseason action.

Rodgers completed 8-of-11 passes before giving way to Matt Flynn, who went 10- of-20 passing for 130 yards with an interception. Brandon Jackson ran for 80 yards and a score on 11 carries for the Packers, who lost to the Browns, 27-24, in their preseason opener.

Greg Jennings caught one pass for 56 yards, while Jermichael Finley had four receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown in the win.

Matt Hasselbeck threw for 127 yards and a score on 11-of-15 passes for Seattle, which has split its first two preseason games. Charlie Whitehurt came on in relief and completed 9-of-20 passes with one touchdown and two interceptions.

Leon Washington ran for 19 yards and a touchdown, while T.J. Houshmandzadeh had four catches for 60 yards in defeat. Deion Branch added an 11-yard touchdown catch for the Seahawks.


Seahawks Host Packers In Preseason Game Saturday Night (Kickoff: 7PM)

(Sports Network) - The Seattle Seahawks will try to take a step forward in their home preseason finale on Saturday night, which features a visit from the Green Bay Packers to Qwest Field.

The Seahawks were 20-18 winners over the Tennessee Titans last Saturday night, though the work of Matt Hasselbeck and the Seattle first-string offense was less than impressive.

Hasselbeck was just 4-of-10 for 26 yards in the contest, and other notables like Julius Jones (5 rushes, 13 yards) and wideout T.J. Houshmandzadeh (2 receptions, 12 yards) failed to register much of an impact.

On the bright side for Pete Carroll's team, quarterback Charlie Whitehurst (14-of-22, 214 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT) began to justify the draft pick the Seahawks used to acquire him this offseason. One of Whitehurst's two touchdown passes was a 51-yarder to former Lions first-round bust Mike Williams, who is attempting to make the team.

The Seattle defense will bear watching as well on Saturday. The Seahawks made headlines earlier this week by acquiring former 49ers first-rounder Kentwan Balmer, who is expected to play both end and tackle in Seattle. Carroll's squad subsequently shipped out their own former first-round d-lineman, sending end Lawrence Jackson to the Detroit Lions for an undisclosed 2011 draft choice.

In a curious preseason reversal of fortunes, the Packers' actually lost their opening warm-up despite a nice effort from their first-string.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was 12-of-13 for 159 yards in the 27-24 loss to the Cleveland Browns, including a 25-yard touchdown pass to wideout Greg Jennings.

On the injury front for Green Bay this week, frequently injured tackle Justin Harrell (back) is a question mark against Seattle, as is running back Ryan Grant (concussion).

Seattle holds a 2-1 edge in its all-time preseason series with Green Bay, but was a 48-13 road loser in the last such meeting, prior to the 2007 campaign.

The clubs also met in Week 16 of the 2009 regular season, a 48-10 Packers rout at Lambeau Field.

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