The offensively charged Packers, led by the one and only Aaron Rodgers, are entering Legion of Boom territory on Sunday for the NFC Conference Championship title.
Playing at home in CenturyLink Field usually gives the Seahawks an edge, but I say if you can’t handle hyped up fans then you shouldn’t be in a conference championship game.
Cuz things are about to get loud.
These 2 teams have been among the best all year, with Seattle putting their gameplay where their mouths are and GB’s defense constantly improving.[box style=”info”]
Don’t forget to check out our pick and betting stats
for the AFC Conference Championship – Colts vs Patriots
A lot of the talk for this matchup has been around Aaron Rodgers, and whether or not we’ll see a stronger performance from him on Sunday than we did in Week 1.
As long as GB tries to run the ball less and avoid the solid wall that is the Seahawks defensive line, I think we’ll see the Packers in Super Bowl XLIX.
For Seattle to have a chance in this #GBvsSEA contest, they’re going to have to use different tactics than they did in their last 36-16 victory over GB.
Because the Packers have improved a lot since then.
Their offensive line has found it’s footing, their defense has never been better, and Rodgers says he won’t be avoiding throwing in Sherman’s direction anymore – the entire field is fair game this time.
The Packers’ QB is going to be a great test for the Seahawks defense, especially with his insane accuracy and interception-less record setting ways.
Now, I’m not saying it won’t be a battle. The Seahawks are finally shaking off their injuries and lackluster performances and becoming the Super Bowl champions we know and love.
But I still think it’ll be a Green Bay underdog win in the end.
Betting Lines and Odds
- Seattle is the -7.5 favourite (+100) with 52% agreeing
- GB is the favourite on the ML with 73% of bettors
- The O-U for the matchup is set at 46.5 with 57% on the OVER
#GBvsSEA Fast Facts
- The Packers finished 1st in the league for PPG (30.4)
- The Seahawks ranked 1st in the league for points allowed per game (15.9)
- GB is 1-8 SU and ATS in their last 9 games as road underdogs
- Seattle is 7-0 SU and 6-0-1 ATS from their last 7 games
- Green Bay was #1 in turnover differential this season at plus-14
- Seattle ranked #1 in rushing offense (yards per game) at 172.6
- Despite a torn left calf, Aaron Rodgers passed for 316 yards, 3 TDs, and no interceptions in their divisional matchup against Dallas
- Seahawks finished first in total defense at 267.1 yards allowed per game
- The Packers are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games as playoff underdogs
- Seattle has a winning streak of 8-0 SU as playoff favourites
NFC Conference Championship Pick
In case you can’t already tell, I’m taking the Packers on the ML to be the next NFC Champions. I really don’t expect many happy fans in Seattle on Sunday.