Packers-Seahawks: Game snapshot

Series history, keys to the game, prediction, key injuries for both teams

Seattle Seahawks (11-5) at Green Bay Packers (13-3)

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WHEN: Today, 3:30 CT
WHERE: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
SURFACE: Grass
TV: FOX, Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa

SERIES: 13th meeting. Packers lead series, 7-5, though the Seahawks captured a 34-24 decision in 2006. The only time the teams met in the postseason, Green Bay won a 33-27 overtime game when Matt Hasselbeck threw an interception to Al Harris that was returned 52 yards for the score.

PREDICTION: Packers 27-24

KEYS TO THE GAME: With temperatures predicted around 30 degrees with possible snow flurries, weather could cause problems for the Seahawks' pass-heavy offense. Then again, the majority of QB Matt Hasselbeck's passes are of the short to medium variety anyway. Of bigger concern might be the sprained wrist he aggravated against Washington that could hurt his accuracy. ... With the Seahawks looking to prevent big plays by bringing linebackers on the blitz, QB Brett Favre will rely on plenty of slants and screens to combat the quickness of Seattle's front seven. RB Ryan Grant will be a key factor as well, but when the Packers spread the field look for Favre to target CBs Jordan Babineaux and Josh Wilson in nickel and dime packages.

KEY INJURIES: Packers: CB Will Blackmon (foot) is uncertain. Seahawks: DE Patrick Kerney has missed some practice this week but will play.

FAST FACTS: Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren is tied for fifth all-time with 13 postseason wins -- including nine with Green Bay. ... The Packers' defensive line has accounted for 31.5 of the team's 36 sacks.


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