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Green Bay Packers @ Seattle Seahawks - NFC Championship

Everything the Seahawks stand for has come up big in their last two match ups with the Green Bay Packers. They shut down the pass and then beat you on the ground. Aaron Rodgers in his last two games against Seattle is 49/72 for 412 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Oh yeah, Rodgers has also been sacked 11 times! On the ground the Seahawks have rushed for 334 yards and 2 touchdowns. If Marshawn Lynch has a big game running the ball and the Seahawks front 7 can bring down Rodgers, then it could be a long day for the Packers.

Seattle did not have great success on the ground last week against the Panthers, rushing for 100 yards on 28 carries, but it was Russell Wilson who threw for 268 yards and 3 touchdowns and the Seahawks defense who forced 3 turnovers, including Kam Chancellor returning a interception 91 yards to put the game out of reach. Seattle can beat you in so many ways and that's why they are so dangerous.

There are no flashy names in their passing game but last week Jermaine Kearse and Luke Willson both made big plays. Kearse made a ridiculous catch that went for a 63 yard touchdown and Willson scored a 25 yard touchdown. Also if Wilson doesn't want to beat you through the air, he'll beat you on the ground. Wilson ran for 849 yards and 6 touchdowns this season.

You can expect the Seahawks to rush for 150+ yards as they'll use Lynch to really wear down the Packers defense and keep Rodgers on the sidelines.

Despite being banged up last week, Rodgers was still able to pull out a victory against the Cowboys in a controversial game. Rodgers went 24/35 for 316 yards and 3 touchdowns. He was unable to scramble and in result took a couple of sacks, including one that led to a fumble and a turnover.

You can expect another quiet game out of Jordy Nelson as he'll be blanketed by Richard Sherman. Nelson last week caught just 2 passes for 22 yards. Davante Adams who caught 7 passes for 117 yards and a touchdown could be the x-factor once again this week, if Green Bay wants a trip to the Super Bowl. Randall Cobb shouldn't have any problem gaining close to 100 yards as he's used all over the field in so many different sets and is difficult to cover.

Eddie Lacy should be in line for a heavy workload. This will take pressure off of Rodgers and limit the amount of times he gets hit.  The Seahawks run defense clearly isn't as shut down as their pass defense.

Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers will have to come up huge for the Packers in helping slow down Wilson and Lynch.

As much as I like the Packers, I also loved the Broncos last year heading into the Super Bowl.  We all saw what a GREAT defense can do to a very good offense. 

For that reason, give me the Seahawks -7.5 and the under of 46.5

Prediction: Seahawks 26 Packers 17

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