It is finally time. The Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks will kick off their Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field in moments, with each team fighting for a chance to advance to the NFC Championship Game next week against the San Francisco 49ers.
This is the Packers’ first postseason game since the 2016 NFC Championship in Atlanta, and their first matchup with Seattle since the same round two postseasons earlier.
Today’s game should see temperatures in the low- to mid-20s throughout, with a chance for some light snow in the second half.
An illness has been going around the Packers’ locker room this week, and over the weekend a few key players ended up on the injury report. Thankfully, right tackle Bryan Bulaga and one of his backups, Alex Light, are both active despite evidently coming down with the bug Sunday morning.
The Seahawks, meanwhile, have the services of all of their offensive tackles, at least to start the game. Duane Brown and George Fant are both active for Seattle, but it will be interesting to see how either or both hold up over the course of the game. The Packers will surely put them to the test early and often, as Green Bay’s formidable front — which will thankfully include Kenny Clark — should provide a strong pass rush.
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