SEATTLE (WITI) — It’s the matchup we’ve been waiting for all week! The Green Bay Packers are taking on the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field Sunday afternoon, January 18th. If the Packers win — they’re headed for the Super Bowl!
The Green Bay Packers are 12-4 on the season. The Seahawks — also 12-4.
The winner Sunday will be crowned NFC champions — and will head to the Super Bowl. If the Packers win, they’ll face the winner of the Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots game set for Sunday evening.
The Seahawks won the coin toss and deferred — so the Packers had the ball to start the game.
In the first quarter, QB Aaron Rodgers attempted a touchdown pass to WR Davante Adams — and it was picked off by Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman.
Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix with an interception of a Russell Wilson pass to Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse, which was deflected — and then a taunting penalty called on Packers DE Mike Daniels sent the Packers back to the Seahawks’ 19-yard-line.
The Packers called a time out with 10:28 left to go in the first quarter.
QB Aaron Rodgers tossed the ball to DE Richard Rodgers — and Eddie Lacy tried to get the ball into the end-zone.
Packers FB John Kuhn was able to get the ball into the end-zone for a Packers TOUCHDOWN!
That touchdown went under review, and it was ruled that Kuhn was just short.
At third and goal, inside the one-yard-line, Eddie Lacy tried getting the ball into the end-zone but was unsuccessful.
Packers kicker Mason Crosby then kicked a 19-yard field goal to put the first points up on the board.
The Packers lead 3-0 with 8:07 left in the first quarter!
Seahawks’ WR Doug Baldwin fumbled the kickoff return. It was knocked out by LB Brad Jones, and recovered by Packers safety Morgan Burnett. The Packers on the Seattle 23-yard-line.
Aaron Rodgers’ pass to Packers WR Jordy Nelson in the end-zone was incomplete.
A Rodgers pass to Randall Cobb made it fourth-and-goal — and kicker Mason Crosby took to the field to kick a field goal.
A Mason Crosby 19-yard field goal made it Packers 6, Seahawks 0 with 5:07 left in the first quarter.
Packers Julius Peppers with a sack of Seahawks QB Russell Wilson on second down. Peppers is celebrating his 35th birthday Sunday.
The Seahawks punted, and Packers safety Micah Hyde dropped the ball, but was able to recover.
The Packers started the drive on their own 44-yard-line.
Aaron Rodgers completed a pass to WR Jordy Nelson — and Nelson dropped a second pass for second and 10.
Packers Eddie Lacy carried the ball and ended up just short of the first down.
Green Bay called their second time out of the half ahead of third and one at the Seattle 32-yard-line.
Packers John Kuhn carried the ball for a Packers first down.
Aaron Rodgers threw the ball to TE Richard Rodgers and Eddie Lacy carried the ball — down inside the 15-yard-line.
Aaron Rodgers threw a 13-yard pass to Randall Cobb in the end-zone for a PACKERS TOUCHDOWN! FOX Sports broadcasters Troy Aikman and Joe Buck reported during the game’s broadcast Cobb spent three hours in the hospital Saturday night — thinking he may have to have his appendix removed.
The Packers lead the game 13-0 at the end of the first quarter.
As the second quarter began, the Seahawks failed to convert and punted the ball. The punt was returned by Micah Hyde at the Seattle 33-yard-line.
Aaron Rodgers launched the ball down the field in a pass intended for Randall Cobb. That pass was incomplete.
A “hands to the face” penalty against Seahawks DE Cliff Avril on Brian Bulaga led to an automatic first down for the Green Bay Packers on third and 13.
Packers Eddie Lacy came up short on a third-and-three run.
Packers kicker Mason Crosby took to the field to attempt his third field goal of the game — a 40-yard field goal.
Crosby is three-for-three on the day — and the Packers lead 16-0 with 9:37 left in the second quarter.
Packers Ha Ha Clinton-Dix with an INTERCEPTION of a Russell Wilson pass down the field intended for Jermaine Kearse — but there was a flag on the play.
A “blindside block” penalty was called on Clay Matthews for his hit to Russell Wilson — and the Packers moved back to their own 44-yard-line.
An Aaron Rodgers pass intended for Jordy Nelson was intercepted by Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell.
Later, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed a pass to Ricardo Lockette for a first down.
At the two-minute warning for the first half, the Seahawks had third-and-eight from the Green Bay 18-yard-line.
Russell Wilson tossed a pass into the end-zone, intended for Jermaine Kearse and it was INTERCEPTED by Packers cornerback Sam Shields! It was Shields’ fifth career playoff interception — the most in Packers post-season history.
The Seahawks called their first timeout of the game with 48 seconds left in the half. The Packers had third-and-10 on their own 32.
Aaron Rodgers tossed the ball towards Randall Cobb — but it was incomplete.
The Packers punted the ball, and Seattle recovered with a fair catch.
The Packers led the Seattle Seahawks 16-0 at the half!
Seattle had the ball to start the second half.
The Packers defense stopped Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch on third down for a three-and-out to start the second half.
The Packers took over, with Rodgers passing the ball to Eddie Lacy twice — for third-and-long.