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Alexander gains 201 in snowy comeback

In his second game back from injury, Shaun Alexander ran for 201 yards, and Matt Hasselbeck returned after missing four games to help the Seahawks rally for a 34-24 victory over the Packers on Monday night.

Hasselbeck, who threw three first-half interceptions, recovered to throw touchdowns of 4 yards to Darrell Jackson and 3 to Jerramy Stevens in the fourth quarter, erasing a 21-12 deficit.

Alexander's 201 yards, on 40 carries, nearly matched his total for the season: He went in with 224 yards and a 2.7-yard average. He had missed six games with a stress fracture in his foot.

The temperature was 34 at kickoff and snow fell for the first time at a Seattle home game. Green Bay's Brett Favre lost for the ninth time in 50 games played with the temperature 34 or below.

The Seahawks overcame four first-half turnovers by Hasselbeck - one returned for a touchdown by Abdul Hodge - thanks to a four field goals by Josh Brown. Seattle took a two-game lead in the NFC West.

Trailing 21-12 early in the second half, Seattle began its comeback behind Alexander, who set a career high and franchise record for number of rushes in a game.

Favre fell to 17-15 on Monday nights and 3-2 against his old coach, Mike Holmgren, who helped turn the quarterback into a star and combined with Favre for Green Bay's Super Bowl title in 1996.

Green Bay lost last week to New England 35-0. Favre was knocked out of that game with an injured elbow and wrist, but started Monday.

The 16th-year veteran had flashes of brilliance - like the slant he threw to Donald Driver for a 48-yard touchdown - but otherwise, this was a struggle.

The scoring throw was Favre's 410th touchdown pass, putting him 10 away from tying Dan Marino for the NFL record.

Favre finished 22-for-36 for 266 yards with three interceptions, a season high.

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