clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for January 13, 2015

The Packers are a drastically different team than they were the first time they visited Seattle this season.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

First off, let's just say that playoffs are great. It's nice that major college football finally figured that out.

There, with that out of the way, we can focus on the NFL playoffs once again, as our Green Bay Packers are still very much alive. On Friday, the team will travel to Seattle (which is a little earlier than usual) to get ready for Sunday's NFC Championship Game. Of course, both teams have evolved considerably since their last meeting, which will be a focus of today's curds. Enjoy!

Packers learned from first Seattle trip |
The rookies' added experience will be a critical factor on Sunday, as Corey Linsley, Davante Adams, and Richard Rodgers are all playing at a much higher level than they did in week one.

Adams could be wild card in rematch |
Speak of the devil...Adams has come up big in some of the Packers' biggest games, but has pulled a disappearing act on occasion as well. Whether he sees Richard Sherman or Byron Maxwell, Adams will need to make a few big plays.

Packers' Mike McCarthy likely won't limit game plan | JSOnline
McCarthy expected Seattle to shift Richard Sherman over to the left side to follow Jordy Nelson in the first game, but Seattle doesn't move their corners. Former Packers and Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren also gives his thoughts on how to attack the Seahawks' D.

Don't forget about Green Bay Packers' defense - ESPN
The Packers sacked Tony Romo four times last weekend and hit him another four more times, in a very good effort from the pass rush. The biggest play of the game on defense, however, was Julius Peppers' forced fumble on DeMarco Murray.

McCarthy: Rodgers feels better 'than he did last week' | ESPN Wisconsin
The QB will probably practice the same way he did last week, taking Wednesday off before working somewhat on Thursday.

Packers Stock Report: Thinking bad thoughts Edition | AllGBP.Com
In other words, Adam Czech admonishes himself for letting doubt and cynicism creep into his head on Sunday, but identifies a number of players who are on the upswing after the win.

What if the Kansas City Chiefs ... went ALL IN at wide receiver? - Arrowhead Pride
No no no no no. Stop it, Arrowhead Pride. Take your eyes off our Cobb.

2015 National Championship Game: 3 things we learned from Ohio State's 42-20 win over Oregon -
No matter what college team you root for (except for maybe one of the teams that lost), that playoff was a lot of fun. Let's do it again sometime.