Seahawks vs. Saints: Green Bay Packers Have Connections All Over Upset

January 9, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Seattle Seahawks' 41-36 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday may seem irrelevant to the Green Bay Packers, but the Packers had their fingerprints all over this upset at Qwest Field.
Here are the many connections with the Packers:
Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was a former Packers backup from 1998-2001. Drafted in the sixth round by Ron Wolf, the Packers went and traded Hasselbeck to the Seahawks for a swap of first-round picks and Seattle's third-rounder in 2001. Hasselbeck threw for 272 yards and four touchdowns against the Saints. Marshawn Lynch, whose 67-yard touchdown sealed Seattle's win, was a favorite of Packers fans to replace Ryan Grant after he went down in Week 1. Packers GM Ted Thompson was seemingly outbid by Seattle, and he became a Seahawk. Former Packers receiver Ruvell Martin caught one pass for 15 yards, and made two special teams tackles for the Seahawks. A part of the Packers' original "Big Five," Martin was released follow...

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