Divisional Round - Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers

The Seattle Seahawks will head up to Green Bay to take on the Packers in an NFC Divisional Round Playoffs game. These two teams have a history of playing each other in the NFL Playoffs, and this should be another classic game. Seattle will have to regroup in a hurry after winning in the Wild Card round, and Green Bay should be well rested.

The Packers finished the season with a record of 13-3 to earn the number two seed. Green Bay won the NFC North this season, in what was the first season for new head coach Matt LaFleur. Seattle went on the road to Philadelphia in the Wild Card round and earned an impressive victory. The Seahawks finished the regular season with an 11-5 record to earn a Wild Card spot. The Green Bay Packers are -4.0 point favorites over the Seattle Seahawks in this game.

Seahawks Defense Must Be Great Again

If the Seattle Seahawks are going to advance to the NFC Championship Game then they are going to need their defense to be dominant. The Seahawks struggled at times during the regular season, but they allowed just nine points in their Wild Card Round win. Seattle will be aggressive on defense, and they should get pressure on Aaron Rodgers.

The Seahawks saw three running backs get injured during the season, and that has hurt their terrific running game. Veteran Marshawn Lynch will give the Seahawks some running at the goal line, but there will be a ton of pressure on Russell Wilson. Wilson threw for over 4,100 yards this season, and he knows how to lead this team.

Packers Need to Run the Ball

The Green Bay Packers will need to run the ball to win the time of possession battle in this game. Running back Aaron Jones had 16 rushing touchdowns in the regular season, and he will be a huge key in this game. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is still one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL, and he will have a big game in this one.

Defense has actually been a strength for the Packers this season, which is a new thing for them. The Packers allowed less than 20 points per game this season, and they are led by a pair of linebackers with the name of Smith. Za'Darius Smith and Preston Smith combined for 26.5 sacks this season, and they will play a role in this one.

Green Bay Advances With Convincing Win

The weather is supposed to be nasty on Sunday, and that is exactly how the Green Bay Packers like it. The Packers have gone 7-1 at home so far this season, and they are always tough to beat at Lambeau Field. Seattle has proven to be a tough team to knock out of the playoffs, but they just don't have the offense to win this game. The Seahawks will keep it close for a half, but the Packers are going to cruise. Bet the Green Bay Packers -4.0 over the Seattle Seahawks in this game.