Seahawks-Packers: NFC Championship capsule

The recent history of the Seahawks and Packers playing each other couldn’t be much more even with each coach .500 against the other team.

Green Bay Packers (13-4) AT Seattle Seahawks (13-4)
SERIES LEADER (REG. SEASON): Packers 8-7.
STREAKS (REG. SEASON): Seahawks won past 2.
COACHES VS. OPP. (REG. and POSTSEASON): McCarthy: 3-3; Carroll: 2-2.
COACHES PLAYOFF RECORD: McCarthy: 7-5; Carroll: 7-4.
VS. COMMON OPP. (REG. SEASON): GB: 2-0 (Car. 1-0; Phi. 1-0); Sea.: 2-0 (Car. 1-0; Phi. 1-0).
PLAYOFF RECORD: GB: 31-19; Sea.: 13-12.
LAST WEEK: Packers W 26-21 vs. Cowboys; Seahawks W 31-17 vs. Panthers.
LAST GAME (REG. SEASON) 9/4/14: Packers 16 at Seahawks 36. Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch rushes for 110 yards and 2 TDs. Seahawks QB Russell Wilson passes for 191 yards and 2 TDs.
LAST PLAYOFF 1/12/08: Seahawks 20 at Packers 42. Green Bay RB Ryan Grant rushes 27 times for 201 yards and 3 TDs. Packers QB Brett Favre passes for 173 yards and 3 TDs, including 2 to WR Greg Jennings.
BROADCAST: FOX (3:05 PM PT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Chris Myers (Field reporters). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts, Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 93 (GB), 85 (Sea.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (GB), 85 (Sea.).

REGULAR SEASON STAT LEADERS
PASSING Rodgers: 341-520-4381-38 (1C)-5-112.2 (2L) Wilson: 285-452-3475-20-7-95.0
RUSHINGLacy: 246-1139-4.6-9 (T3L) Lynch: 280-1306 (3C)-4.7-13 (T1L)
RECEIVING Nelson: 98-1519 (2C)-15.5-13 (T2L) Baldwin: 66-825-12.5-3
OFFENSE386.1 (3C) 375.8
TAKE/GIVE +14 (1L)+10 (2C)
DEFENSE346.4 267.1 (1L)
SACKSMatthews: 11 Bennett: 7
INTsHayward, Williams: 3 Sherman: 4
PRHyde: 15.8 Walters: 7.7
KRHarris: 20.7 Baldwin: 16.2
PUNTINGMasthay: 44.1 Ryan: 44.1
KICKINGCrosby: 134 (T2C) (53/55 PAT; 27/33 FG) Hauschka: 134 (T2C) (41/41 PAT; 31/37 FG)
PACKERS: Have won 13 NFL championships, most all-time. Team’s .620 postseason winning pct. (31-19) is best in NFL history (min. 25 games). Club has 31 playoff wins, 3rd most all-time. Team’s 30th playoff appearance, 3rd most in NFL history. Won division for 22nd time in team history and 4th in row…Mike McCarthy has led team to playoffs in 7 of his 9 seasons as head coach…Packers had 5 players selected to Pro Bowl: FB John Kuhn (2nd), LB Clay Matthews (5th), WR Jordy Nelson (1st), QB Aaron Rodgers (4th) and G Josh Sitton (2nd)…QB Rodgers had 112.2 rating, only QB in NFL history with 6 consecutive seasons with 100+ rating. Has 105.3 postseason passer rating, 2nd best in NFL history. Last week, completed 24 of 35 (68.6 pct.) for 316 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 125.4 rating, his 6th career playoff game with 100+ rating…RB Eddie Lacy rushed for 1,139 yards and scored 13 TDs (9 rush, 4 rec.), 1st Packer with 1,000+ rush yards and 10+ scrimmage TDs in each of 1st 2 NFL seasons. Had 2,317 rush yards, most by Packer in 1st 2 NFL seasons. Rushed for 101 yards in Div. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 10 consecutive games (incl. playoffs), longest single-season streak in team history. FB Kuhn is 1 of 2 active players with 4+ rush (4) and 3+ rec. (3) TDs in postseason. Had rush TD in Week 1…WR Nelson is 1 of 8 players in NFL history with 95+ catches (98), 1,500+ rec. yards (franchise-record 1,519) and 13+ rec. TDs (13) in season. Nelson and WR Randall Cobb (91 catches, 1,287 yards, 12 TDs) are 1st NFL teammates with 1,200+ rec. yards and 12+ rec. TDs in same season. Are also 1st duo in team history with 90+ catches each and 1st Packers teammates with 10+ rec. TDs each. Lacy (13), Nelson (13) and Cobb (12) are 1st GB trio with 10+ TDs each in season. Rookie WR Davante Adams had 7 catches for 117 yards and TD (46 yards) last week in playoff debut. In Div., Adams (117) and Cobb (116) became 1st GB WRs to each have 100+ rec. yards in same playoff game. TEs Andrew Quarless and Richard Rodgers each had TD catch last week…Team had +14 turnover differential, best in NFL…LB Matthews led team with 11 sacks and his 4 career 10+ sack seasons are tied for most in team history. In postseason career, has 7.5 sacks, 3 FFs and 3 FRs in 9 games. LB Julius Peppers is only player in NFL history with 100+ sacks (125.5) and 10+ INTs (11). Had sack and 2 FFs last week. LB Nick Perry had 1.5 sacks last week and has 2.5 sacks in 2 playoff games. CB Sam Shields has 4 INTs, incl. 52-yard TD, in past 7 playoff games. CB Tramon Williams has 4 INTs, incl. 70-yard TD, in past 9 in postseason. DT Mike Daniels had 12 sacks in past 2 seasons, 3rd most by NFC DT. Packers had 3 players with 90+ tackles: S Morgan Burnett (122), rookie S HaHa Clinton-Dix (91) and LB A.J. Hawk (90). Clinton-Dix had 1st career sack in last meeting…PR Micah Hyde has 3 PR-TDs (93, 75 and 55 yards), tied for most in team history. Had 2 PR-TDs in 2014, tied for 2nd most in season by Packer.

SEAHAWKS: Have won previous 2 NFC Championship Games (2005, 2013). Are No. 1 seed for 2nd consecutive season and 3rd time (2005, 2013) since current 12-team format started in 1990. Over past 3 seasons, are 25-2 (.926) at home, incl. playoffs. Have won past 8 postseason home games. Have won past 7, outscoring opp. 165-56. In those 7, have outscored opp. 102-20 in 2nd half (62-7 in 4th Q). Last year, Pete Carroll became 3rd oldest head coach to win SB…Seahawks had 5 players selected to Pro Bowl: S Kam Chancellor (3rd), RB Marshawn Lynch (5th), CB Richard Sherman (2nd), S Earl Thomas (4th) and LB Bobby Wagner (1st)…QB Russell Wilson has 36 wins and 22 home wins in reg. season, both are most by a QB in first three seasons in SB era. Is 5-1 in postseason and has 109.6 rating, highest in NFL history. In career, is 25-2 (.926) at home (incl. playoffs) with 102 rating. Last week, completed 15 of 22 (68.2 pct.) for 268 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 149.2 rating, highest in team playoff history. Is 2-0 vs. GB with 105.9 rating…Seahawks led NFL in rush off. (172.6). RB Lynch rushed for 1,306 yards and 13 TDs, his 4th consecutive season with 1,200+ yards and 10+ TDs. Is only NFL player to rush for 1,000+ yards and 10+ TDs in each of past 4 seasons. Led NFL with 17 total TDs and tied for 1st with 13 rush TDs. Since 2011 (incl. playoffs), leads NFL with 5,882 rush yards and 54 rush TDs. Rushed for 110 yards and 2 TDs in Week 1. Has 6 rush TDs in past 6 postseason games. In 4 home playoff games, has rushed for 439 yards (109.8 per game) and 4 TDs…WR Doug Baldwin led team with career-high 66 catches and 825 yards. Aims for 4th playoff game in row with 100+ yards or TD. WR Jermaine Kearse aims for 4th postseason game in row with TD catch. Had 3 catches for 129 yards (43 avg.) and TD (63 yards) in Div. TE Luke Willson had TD catch last week and has 3 TDs in past 3…Seattle led NFL in points allowed (15.9), total defense (267.1) and pass defense (185.6). Ranked 3rd in rush defense (81.5). Seahawks have led NFL in points allowed in 3 consecutive seasons. CB Sherman had INT last week and leads NFL with 25 INTs since entering in 2011. S Chancellor aims for 4th playoff game in row with INT. Had 90-yard INT-TD last week, longest postseason TD in Sea. history. Tied for 5th longest INT-TD in NFL postseason history. S Thomas is only player in NFL with 400+ tackles (420), 16+ INTs (16) and 8+ FF (8) since 2010, his 1st season. LB Wagner had 104 tackles in 11 games, 2nd most on team. Has 100+ tackles in all 3 seasons. Was named NFC Defensive Player of Month for Dec. LB K.J. Wright led team with 106 tackles. LB Malcolm Smith was named Super Bowl XLVIII MVP. Had 69-yard INT-TD and FR. DE Cliff Avril has 0.5+ sack or safety in all 5 postseason games, incl. sack last week. Has sack in each of past 3 vs. GB and 4 of past 5. DE Michael Bennett has 1.5 sacks, 2 FFs and 2 FRs in 4 playoff games. Had 2 sacks and FF in Week 1. LB Bruce Irvin had sack last week. DT Tony McDaniel had safety in Week 1.


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