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Lowry registers sack in back-to-back games as Packers trounce Seahawks

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GREEN BAY (AP) -

Rockford native and Packers rookie Dean Lowry tallied his second professional sack in the NFL, while Aaron Rodgers passed for 246 yards and three touchdowns as Green Bay routed Seattle 38-10 on Sunday.

Lowry took Russell Wilson down halfway through the second quarter for his second straight solo sack after recording his first last week against Brock Osweiler and the Houston Texans. It was the start of a miserable day for Wilson at the control of the Seahawks offense.

Wilson threw a career-high five interceptions and the Packers (7-6) won their third straight game to keep their playoff hopes alive.

They're two games back of first-place Detroit in the NFC North, but play division opponents in the last three weeks of the season. Green Bay gained more than 300 yards in Seattle's first game without former All-Pro safety Earl Thomas, who is out for the season with a broken leg. Rodgers set the tone on the opening drive after connecting with receiver Davante Adams on a perfectly-thrown pass down the right sideline for a 66-yard touchdown. Cornerback Jeremy Lane slipped on the play.

The Packers also took advantage with touchdown drives after two other interceptions.

Wilson finished 22 of 39 for 240 yards and a touchdown. Two interceptions came off passes that deflected off receivers' hands, including one that caromed off Doug Baldwin's helmet to cornerback Damarious Randall.

Green Bay had a 21-3 lead at halftime, reminiscent of the way the Packers built big leads on opponents in recent dominant seasons. The Packers needed this confidence-builder against a playoff contender. They look nothing like the team that suffered back-to-back blowout losses at Tennessee and Washington a few weeks ago.

Rodgers, who is playing with a sore left hamstring , finished 18 of 23 and left in the fourth quarter with his team leading by 25.

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