It’s game day in Green Bay in January with freezing air temperature and a devoted fan base ready to watch the Seattle Seahawks come get wrecked in a stadium they have had trouble winning in lately — Lambeau Field. The only thing sweeter than watching the Vikings being eliminated from the playoffs yesterday… is watching the Packers win at Lambeau to continue their Super Bowl run.
With the Vikings’ defeat, combined with the Titans’ victory over the Baltimore Ravens, the AFC side is now down to Titans, Chiefs, and Texans. The Packers just need to overcome the Seahawks and the 49ers, who defeated them handily this season, to go up against AFC’s best. However, one thing that probably excites us all, is the fact that Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are no longer contenders this season.
The opportunity is ripe for QB Aaron Rodgers to lead to Packers to another Super Bowl to end a season that has already surprised even the most optimistic of observers. Today is the day for Brian Gutekunst’s lavish off-season spending on the defense to shine and keep Seahawks QB Russell Wilson from establishing any sort of rhythm. The Smiths and Adrian Amos have a massive spot light on them to perform in this game.
A Few Things You Should Know
Green Bay is 6-1 in the divisional round of the playoffs when playing at home
The last playoff game between Packers/Seahawks was the NFC Championship in 2014 which resulted in a Seattle win in overtime 28-22
The All-time record between the Packers and Seahawks at Lambeau Field is 9-1
The Packers remain mostly healthy with the following listed as Questionable: DL Kenny Clark, DL Tyler Lancaster, FB Danny Vitale, and RB Dexter Williams
Statistical Comparison – Packers vs Seahawks:
Who: Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks
When: 5:40 PM (CT)
Where: Lambeau Field — Green Bay, Wisconsin
Television: NFL on FOX — Joe Buck / Troy Aikman
Radio: WTMJ – Live Feed