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Seahawks-Packers defensive clinic overshadowed

Replacement officials have taken over all discussion about "Monday Night Football," but don't overlook the fact that the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks put on a defensive clinic, too.

The Packers gave up just 238 yards and allowed the Seahawks to convert 2 of 11 third downs. Quarterback Russell Wilson completed 47.6 percent of his passes for 130 yards, including the 24-yard Hail Mary. Rookie linebacker Nick Perry showed ridiculous athleticism by chasing Wilson down from behind for a sack. Marshawn Lynch averaged 3.9 yards per carry. The Seahawks reached the red zone only once.

The Seahawks had eight first-half sacks -- more than 23 teams have all season. They held the Packers to 12 points. Remember, this is reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers and the highest-scoring team from 2011. The offense managed 268 yards and was 7 of 15 on third downs. The Packers found the red zone twice all night.

This would have been celebrated if this was a Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers game. Or if we weren't busy talking about the final play.

By the way, the Packers (261 yards per game allowed) and Seahawks (272.3) are ranked No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, in total defense. Seattle has allowed the fewest points in the league (13 points per game), and Green Bay (18) is No. 7.

Follow Kareem Copeland on Twitter @kareemcopeland.

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