The Green Bay Packers face the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in the Divisional Round of the 2020 NFL Playoffs. Bold predictions for the Pack.
There’s recent history between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks, which includes plenty of moments Packers fans likely don’t want to remember. Green Bay plays host to Seattle this coming Sunday in the Divisional Round of the 2020 NFL Playoffs.
Sunday’s meeting marks the eighth time since 2012 the Packers and Seahawks will have faced each other. The two teams have sparred 22 times, while Green Bay leads the all-time series with a record of 13-9, and a 2-1 record in the playoffs.
On the season, the Packers enter with a record of 13-3, having won the NFC North, securing a first-round bye and the No. 2 seed in the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Seahawks enter as the No. 5 seed, coming off a 17-9 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wild Card round.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has shown plenty of magic in the past, especially against the Packers. If Green Bay wants to win this game, the first thing they’ll need to accomplish is to contain Wilson. Outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith should have plenty to say about that.
On the flip side, the Packers offense will need to control the line of scrimmage in order to get the running game going. Running back Aaron Jones has shown to be the biggest factor in Green Bay’s success this season, and his performance will likely dictate the outcome on Sunday.
Green Bay appears to have the slight edge in the matchup, according to Action Network, with oddsmakers pegging them as four-point favorites as of Tuesday morning. The Packers have an all-time playoff record of 34-22, with an 18-5 record at home in Lambeau Field in the playoffs.
So, how will the Packers fare on Sunday night? Here are five bold predictions for the Packers as they host the Seahawks in the Divisional Playoffs.