Fans who watch Seattle Seahawks live all season will understand the poetic justice in today’s Seahawks vs Packers game. The Seahawks and Green Bay Packers first met in Week 1, the first time Seattle was defending its Super Bowl title. Today the teams face off with the winner headed to the 2015 Super Bowl, a journey with many twists and turns for both teams since that time. Seattle dealt a key receiver, struggled defensively and looked lost at times. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers at one point had to tell Packers fans to relax. But as we watch Seahawks vs Packers game live today, we’ll see two evolved and different teams. If you’re not near a TV you can watch Packers vs Seahawks live online NFC Championship game free live stream as well.
Kickoff for today’s Packers vs Seahawks game live is scheduled for 3:05 EST / 12:05 PST from Seattle’s CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks are favored by 7.5 points over the Packers.
In Week 1 the Packers vs Seahawks game live stream debates were all about Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers. The battle of top quarterbacks turned out to be a dud, with neither QB passing for more than 191 yards. Wilson led the Seahawks to a 36-16 win, but his top receiver in that game, Percy Harvin, was traded shortly thereafter.
As we watch NFC Championship online free live online or on TV today, the QB battle may be just as meaningless. Forecasters are predicting wind gusts today up to 60mph in Seattle, so any passes Rodgers or Wilson make will likely be screens and short dumps.
In addition, Rodgers has been battling a strained calf muscle for the past two weeks, compelling him to rely on running back Eddie Lacy a bit more. The Seahawks “Legion of Boom” defense isn’t buying Rodgers’ injury, saying they’ve prepared for the Packers quarterback to be at full strength. But as we watch Packers online or on TV today, will the QB really be firing on all cylinders?
Wilson will likely also rely on a running back, Marshawn Lynch, though not due to a bum leg. Lynch this season rushed for 1,306 yards, with much of his production coming during the second half of the season and after the trade of Harvin, who had 59 receiving yards for Seattle in Week 1. The Packers defense has played better this season behind Clay Matthews, but as we watch Seahawks live online free or on TV today, we’ll see a team that still struggles against the run. This season the Packers gave up an average of 119.9 rushing yards per game, 23rd in the league. Look for Lynch to have a Beast Mode game at home as we watch the Packers vs Seahawks NFC Championship game online free live.
Lynch vs Lacy could very well be the biggest factor in deciding which NFC team goes to the Super Bowl. This will be particularly true of Rodgers continues to avoid the Seahawks’ defensive back Richard Sherman. Rodgers didn’t throw a single pass to Sherman’s side of the field in Week 1. Rodgers said he wouldn’t specifically avoid Sherman as we watch Seahawks live online free today, but actions speak louder than words. With Sherman and the wind both working against Rodgers in Seattle, today’s NFC Championship will come down to the rushing game.
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