Passing Record a Reminder of Better Times

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck had some good news and bad news on Sunday, a 48-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

The good news is that Hasselbeck is now the team's all-time passing leader. He only needed 73 yards coming into the Green Bay game to surpass Dave Krieg (26,132), which he did with a short, dump route to Julius Jones in the second quarter that the Seattle runner turned into a 16-yard gain. Hasselbeck now has 26,258 passing yards as a Seahawk.

"It's not at all how I envisioned that going," Hasselbeck said. "It's disappointing. It's overshadowed big time by today's results."

The bad news is that Hasselbeck has now put together probably the two worst back-to-back performances of his career. He finished 19 of 37 for 198 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions against the Packers.

And Hasselbeck had a 36.6 passer rating on the day, his third-worst of his career. The Packers turned his four miscues into 21 points. Hasselbeck has now thrown eight interceptions in his last two games. For his part, Hasselbeck said he has to take better care of the ball.

"I don't know. There's definitely -- especially with the last two (interceptions) -- there's definitely an element of forcing things," he said. "But I think with the first one you've got to be just so careful, and you've got to be so protective of that football.

"And I don't know, sometimes the good can outweigh the bad. Sometimes I've seen quarterbacks throw a lot of picks, yet they play really well elsewhere and overcome it. And I didn't do that. I didn't play well enough to overcome it."

Seahawks head coach Jim Mora admitted he considered taking Hasselbeck out because of his poor play. "I'd be lying to you if I didn't say it crossed my mind," Mora said, when asked if he considered replacing Hasselbeck with Seneca Wallace at quarterback. "But once again, I think it's really important at this point in our development and where we as we're in trying to fix this thing is we always put the guys out there that give us the best chance to win, and have a successful down. And Matt's our quarterback, and we're going to keep him in there."

That said, even with Hasselbeck's struggles, Mora says he still believes his starting quarterback can get the job done. "I'm confident in Matt," Mora said. "And I know he's not happy with his performance in the last, couple weeks. But we'll look at his body of work and see where we think he's headed and talk to him. But that will come later."

Mora said the coaching staff evaluated Hasselbeck's turnovers last week, and some of them were instances where he was forcing the issue and trying to make things happen where there wasn't anything there.

TRENDING: Hasselbeck now has his worst two-game stretch as a quarterback for Seattle, with back-to-back four-interception games. Hasselbeck finished 19 of 37 for 198 yards and one touchdown to go along with the four interceptions.

LINEUP WATCH: Justin Forsett might be taking over at running back for Seattle again this season, with Julius Jones suffering a rib injury that forced him to the sidelines in the second half. Forsett finished with 70 yards on 14 carries.


--RB Julius Jones re-aggravated a rib injury and also injured his ankle in the second half. He'll be evaluated again on Monday.

--CB Josh Wilson suffered a hip pointer and could not return to the game after being evaluated at halftime.

--WR Mike Hass suffered a dislocated shoulder early in the game. However, the trainers did strap him up and he went out and played. Mora said he does not know what the Oregon State product's status will be for next week, and that he could need surgery at the end of the season to fix the issue.

--WR Ben Obomanu was not active on Sunday because of a strained hamstring that forced him to miss practice during the week. Hass took his place on special teams against Green Bay. Top Stories