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.).
|PASSING||Rodgers: 341-520-4381-38 (1C)-5-112.2 (2L)||Wilson: 285-452-3475-20-7-95.0|
|RUSHING||Lacy: 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|
|TAKE/GIVE||+14 (1L)||+10 (2C)|
|SACKS||Matthews: 11||Bennett: 7|
|INTs||Hayward, Williams: 3||Sherman: 4|
|PR||Hyde: 15.8||Walters: 7.7|
|KR||Harris: 20.7||Baldwin: 16.2|
|PUNTING||Masthay: 44.1||Ryan: 44.1|
|KICKING||Crosby: 134 (T2C) (53/55 PAT; 27/33 FG)||Hauschka: 134 (T2C) (41/41 PAT; 31/37 FG)|
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.