After a well-earned week of rest, recovery, and self-scouting, the Green Bay Packers are back on the field this Sunday. The Packers earned the second seed in the NFC playoffs and a bye on Wild Card weekend, giving them the chance to recover and wait to find out their first playoff opponent.
That opponent is an all-too-familiar team for the Packers, as the Seattle Seahawks will come into Lambeau Field on Sunday. The Seahawks’ roster has seen its fair share of injuries, particularly on the offensive line and at running back, so they will need to find a way to manufacture some success around Russell Wilson — or get a transcendent performance from their quarterback — in order to win a second straight road playoff game.
The Packers, meanwhile, look healthy and ready to go. Right tackle Bryan Bulaga is back from a concussion, and aside from a few minor issues, the team looks to be at nearly full strength.
This game is the final contest of the Divisional Playoffs, and therefore it will decide the final team that will advance to a Conference Championship. Can the Packers maintain their recent success at home against Seattle and earn their third trip to the NFC Championship in the past seven seasons? Or will the Seahawks pull an upset and move on? Tune in on Sunday evening to find out.
Seattle Seahawks (NFC #5, 12-5) vs. Green Bay Packers (NFC #2, 13-3)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Sunday, January 12, 2019
5:40 PM Central Time (6:40 PM ET)
FOX (national broadcast)
Commentators: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Chris Myers
Also shown on AFN Sports
National broadcast: Westwood One Sports
Kevin Harlan & James Lofton
Satellite Radio: Sirius 83, XM 225
Point spread: Packers favored by 5 points
Over/under total: 47
Postseason: 2014 NFCCG (@Seahawks 28, Packers 22)
Regular Season: 2018 Week 11 (@Seahawks 27, Packers 24)
All-Time Head-to-Head Record
Postseason: Packers lead 2-1
Regular season: Packers lead 11-8-0
Head referee: Clete Blakeman
Last Packers game with Blakeman: Week 6 2019 (@Packers 23, Lions 22)