Packers vs. Seahawks report card

Reed Schreck

Rushing offense: A-

Normally would be an A+ when you gain 235 yards on 35 carries for a 6.7 average. But normally your star running back doesn't fumble twice on the first three times he touches the ball, as Ryan Grant did.

Passing offense: A

You can't throw the ball much better than Brett Favre did in wintry conditions and with his team 14 points behind before he had an attempt. He finished 18-of-23 for 173 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions and a passer rating of 137.6.

Rushing defense: A+

Seattle had six yards rushing in the first half -- on nine carries. It concluded with 28 yards on 18 carries, a 1.6 average.

Passing defense: B

The only damage Matt Hasselbeck did was on a short field after a turnover and again after a roughing the punter penalty kept a drive alive that led to a field goal. Downfield coverage coincided with a sufficient pass rush to keep Hasselbeck from finding a prolonged rhythm.

Special teams: C

Nothing spectacular in any phase. Only a roughing the punter penalty on rookie Brandon Jackson when Green Bay had the momentum was a negative.

Coaching: A-

For his first game, rallying his team from a disastrous beginning, Mike McCarthy deserves an avalanche of kudos.