Seattle Seahawks take on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game on the NFL football playoff schedule, with both teams having advanced beyond the divisional round. The Seahawks took down the Panthers in a dominant game, while the Packers eliminated the Cowboys in a game whose results were both close and controversial. Now it’s Seattle vs Green Bay for the right to go to the Super Bowl. Here’s a look at who has the advantage.
Quarterback: Russell Wilson of the Seahawks has proven a lot of doubters wrong and is one of the better QBs in the league. However, Aaron Rodgers of the Packers is the best in the league. The catch – he’s been hobbling on one leg due to a calf injury, and while he played well against Dallas, he’ll have a tougher time against the Seattle defense. Is Rodgers at 80% worth more than Wilson at 100%? We truly don’t know. Advantage: Draw.
Defense: The Packers defense has had its moments of late. But the Seattle defense, from Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas on down, is simply dominant – particularly at home. Advantage: Seahawks.
Overall: These are two teams with a championship pedigree, great quarterbacks, strong coaching staffs, and deep rosters. Home field advantage serves as the tiebreaker. Advantage: Seahawks.