The Packers and Seahawks meet in a rematch of their Week 1 contest, but this one is for the right to go to the Super Bowl. Both come in with identical 13-4 records after getting past their playoff opponents last week. The Packers came back to beat the Cowboys while Seattle handled Carolina pretty easily. The big concern for Green Bay in this game is not just the ’12th Man’, but being able to protect an obviously hurt Aaron Rodgers. The Seattle defense, which has been dominant the second half of the season, will be coming after Rodgers on every play. Last week the Packers offensive line gave him just enough time to do his damage since he was unable to do any scrambling.
This week will be different. The only way Green Bay wins this game is if they get a couple of really big plays down field and their defense can create some turnovers. I don’t think that happens today and Seattle will roll into their 2nd straight Super Bowl appearance.
PICK: Seahawks -7.5