PACKERS HEAD COACH MIKE McCARTHY
(Opening statement…) "It was a hard fought game this evening. It's a disappointing loss for us. We still have not quite gotten it done on the road. I thought the team did an excellent job of preparation on a short week and so forth coming up here early. We were ready to play. We hit the mark in definitely starting fast against a good football team. We had a number of negative plays go against us. The penalties on the big plays obviously didn't help. It came down to us in the third quarter not being able to capitalize. They made some big plays in the fourth quarter. We didn't have enough to finish it."
(Did you give consideration on going for it on fourth and two at the 30…) "Definitely but we had the injuries to Kenny Clark and Mike Daniels. So there was definitely consideration but we had just the one timeout and the ability to stop the clock with two minutes left. We played the numbers. We did consider taking a timeout and going for it on fourth and two."
(What is the most disappointing thing about the way the game went…) "I think it went the way we thought it would go playing in this environment. When you play in this kind of environment, particularly on the road up here, there is the tendency for big momentum plays and swings. That's something we talked about during the course of the week. You have to make your share of big plays. I know we were a couple behind at the end of the first half. They made some more big plays than we did."
(Was Aaron (Rodgers) holding the ball too much tonight…) "As always I don't like to correct players in the press conference. But it's football. There was the noise factor. At times I thought they did a good job with the four man rush. They got some penetration. I thought they did a better job in the second half than the first half."
(The out of bounds fourth quarter pass to Davante Adams did anybody in the booth bring up challenging that play that he got his toes in…) "It was my understanding that he did not."
(When you look at the standings, what kind of uphill road do you have…) "I think it's obvious. We have five losses and we have not won on the road yet. I won't say there is a lot of football left but there is enough football left. That's basically what I told the football team. You come out of these Thursday night games, you need to get healthy and get ready for the big one next week up in Minnesota. So everything is in front of us. We have to finish games better, especially in the fourth quarter, especially on the road."
(Do you think Aaron is onboard with everything that is going on with the offense…) "Absolutely, Aaron is very involved in the offense. Aaron has the opportunity and ability to be involved in all three aspects of it. He always has."
(Did you get a good look on the third down reversal for Seattle…) "I thought I had a good look at it in the stadium. That's the only look I had. I didn't like the call. I didn't agree with the call."
QB AARON RODGERS
(On why the last third down attempt went incomplete…) "The ball just stuck to my hand and went in the dirt. Frustrating. Obviously, I've done that a hundred times and probably never do that again. It was a gimme, gimme out there. Stuck to my hand."
(On whether he is having as much fun on the field as he has in other years…) "Winning is a lot of fun. We haven't strung together too many back-to-back wins and we haven't won on the road yet, so, that part's not fun. I love my teammates and I love competing, but losing – it's not fun."
(On why they have struggled on the road all season…) "It's been the same stuff. Tonight – terrible on third down. Situationally, we have to score touchdowns in the red zone. We had a chance there in the first quarter to go up a couple scores and didn't. Had a chance in the third quarter to go up – fourth quarter – to go up by eight. Didn't get it done, situational football."
(On whether there is any hope left for this season…) "Of course there's hope. Of course we believe in each other. It's just going to take one galvanizing moment. Whether that's a speech or a practice, or something happens in a game – something's got to get this thing going. I thought we had moments tonight and I thought that's where we were going. Defense – a lot of injuries. Offensively, we lost Jimmy (Graham), but guys battled, so nobody gave up hope. We just didn't play well enough to win."
(On whether going for it on fourth down late instead of punting could have been the galvanizing moment…) "If we had gotten the first down, if not then it's a short field and we have to hold them to three and we are in the same situation."
(On whether this is a "relax" moment…) "No, Mr. Schwarz, it's not. As I told these good folks here that we talk to every Wednesday, it has to be an authentic moment for times like that. The moment will be right at one point, for us to have a moment that gets us going the right direction. Hopefully it starts with a nice couple of days off here. Guys getting healthy mentally, come back ready to finish these last six games the right way."
(On the third down struggles tonight…) "Yeah, there wasn't a lot of guys open on third down. We have to get back to getting open on our routes and being in the right space at the right time. Figuring out what those best concepts are for our guys. Without Randall (Cobb), without Geronimo (Allison) we are still learning these young receivers. Davante (Adams) is incredible, he really is. Teams are going to continue to shade to his side, I would think. You're going to have a lot of one-on-one matchups and that's what's going to happen when you leave that guy open one-on-one in space."
(On if he felt like Adams and Jones were his only two options tonight…) "They weren't the only two options, but it's two of our best options, for sure. I've said too many times at the podium 'I wish I had thrown Davante (Adams) more passes.' Tonight, I don't know if that's the case. I looked to him often – I missed him one time in the first half when I should have just pulled the trigger on an in-breaker. Other than that I was telling him all night I coming your way and I was going his way."
(On how he was able to connect with Tonyan on the long TD…) "He just was in my vision, to be honest with you. He just kept going. Bobby has made plays since he got here. I was really proud of him that he made the team, first of all, because he was very deserving. Just making sure he got in my vision, I kind of rolled out to the right and I had a quick flashback to last week when I was thinking about pulling the trigger on a Jimmy (Graham). I told myself before the game if I got in a situation like that to take a shot. I kind of saw him and just tried to throw it as far as I could."
(On why he was upset after the last sack he took…) "I was frustrated just not being on the same page as Davante (Adams) on that play. The short week is tough because you don't get to really talk through every single look you expect to see. I thought he was going to go over the top, he was thinking that based on a different conversation that he was going to cross face. I was just frustrated we weren't on the same page. I am not blaming him, I just wish we would have had one more conversation about that."
(On what the Seahawks did in the second half to restrict what they were capable of…) "No disrespect, but not much. I think we beat ourselves in the second half. We moved the ball at-will in the first half and in the second half we didn't get the run-game going and we didn't convert any third downs. They brought a little more pressure, but I don't think there was anything special that they did that was slowing us down. We just didn't click in the right spots."
(On if he and Coach McCarthy need to be in better agreement about their plan…) "I think there is an agreement on what we are doing. Obviously, we meet multiple times throughout the week on what we are trying to do. The frustration is in the execution. The execution just hasn't been great, especially in situational offense. When you compare it to years past –we have always been really good on third down and really good in the red zone and we are just not this year. I think that is a combination of a lot of things, but that's the biggest frustration."
LB CLAY MATTHEWS
(On the outcome…) "For the entirety of the year we've had a number of teams, good teams, on the ropes and have unfortunately given up a few too many big plays. We haven't been able to make the plays in crunch time to seal the victory. Obviously it's a difficult point where we're at in the season. It's going to be uphill sledding as far as having a chance at the playoffs. All we can do is get back to work. We're that close, but unfortunately in this business close doesn't count. We've got to get the wins, and we're going to start in Minnesota again. It's going to be another tough one."
(On if playing during a short week influenced the outcome…) "It's obviously difficult. They obviously want better games on Thursday, so you saw that earlier with the Vikings going out to L.A. and us coming out here. You give the fans what they want, much to the chagrin of the players out there, especially having to travel like we did. But it's not really an excuse. We had the opportunity to win many times throughout the game and just didn't make the plays. We've just got to get back to the drawing board. I mean, we're that close. But like I said, close doesn't count. We were ready to go. We're not going to use traveling out this way and a short week as an excuse. We had them. We just didn't make the plays."
(On road struggles…) "Obviously we've got to turn that around and get a win on the road. We're not thinking about past losses. It's all about this week, each and every week. You've got to flush the old stuff, and we just didn't get it done this week. We've had a number of opportunities where it could be very different right now, but unfortunately that's the way it's played out and we've set ourselves up for a pretty difficult path, but we've just got to get back to work. We have no other options. On to Minnesota."
(On the play of Kyler Fackrell…) "I'm so proud and happy for him, especially with the slack that he takes from the media, just with his demeanor. The way he has played this year and has really come on as of late when we've asked him to do a number of things is truly remarkable. He really reminds me of Jared Allen. You look at Jared (meant Kyler) and you don't see a physical specimen, but the guy can get after the quarterback. He's able to do that with his long arms. He gave an all-pro tackle fits tonight. He just made plays around the board, whether it was dropping into coverage, chasing around Russell, reading play-action, his one-on-one rushes. I can't say enough about his play. He's playing really, really well. He needs to get some notoriety. People don't know his name, but they ought to after tonight."
DT KENNY CLARK
(On narrow losses…) "We've got to find ways to put games away. Losing games by one possession, losing games by two points, three points, we've got to find a way to put those games away against good teams."
(On if a short week and long travel left him fatigued…) "I'm all right."
(On his reaction to letting a early momentum slip away…) "It's frustrating. It's tough. I think we really played well. In away situations, we have to figure out a way to put those games away."
TE MARCEDES LEWIS
(On the game) "This game was all about execution, no matter how you slice the cake. We wish we would've executed a little bit better. We've got to give credit to those guys for tightening up. We just let them get away."
(On how he feels the team played). "No question, we are going to keep fighting. I think practices this time of year are still really spirited. We go out there and leave it on the field. It's tough it didn't go our way today."
(On how tough the loss was). "You want to win in November. You want to crescendo towards the end of the season. Obviously this one hurts. We've got five losses, we understand who we are. There's still enough football ahead of us."
(On the inability in the second half during 3*rd downs).* "That's just one of those things, like I said, you have to pay attention to detail. Execution is huge. In the end, there's little room for error in this game. You're going to win some downs, you're going to lose some downs."
(On not winning on the road this year). "It's crazy. I'll tell you this, it's not about the work we are not putting in."
WR DAVANTE ADAMS
(On what they are going to take away from this game for their next game against Minnesota) "I mean yeah, we played a good game, we just didn't finish. We had a few lulls in the middle of the game that stopped us. It's stuff that you overlook. You look back at it and there were some times where we could've punched it in earlier. We just can't have those lulls and that's really what it comes down to."
(On his reaction to the punt with four and a half minutes left and one time out) "No. That's my coaches call so I am going to roll with it, so that's what it is. We just felt put it back in their hands and we can try to get a stop. We were in a tough spot backed up like that, you can't just risk that, but I felt like it was a good call."
(On Aaron Jones) "He's a hell of an athlete. He's a play maker, he's got some of the best vision in this league. I mean, the consistency. You see how valuable he is to this football team and we rely on him. We are going to need him to get where we need to be, and we are going to need him to continue to do that."
Fan photos from the Seattle Seahawks' game against the Green Bay Packers in Week 11 of the 2018 NFL season at CenturyLink Field.