To close out the Divisional Round, the Seattle Seahawks traveled to face the Green Bay Packers. The two teams have had recent Super Bowl success in the previous decade but it’s been a few years. After being down by 18, the Seahawks mounted a comeback and came close but the Packers prevailed, took the win 28-23 and will face the San Francisco 49ers next week.

It really was a tale of two halves. If the first half was any indication, the Packers were going to run away with the win. The Packers were scoring touchdowns while the Seahawks were kicking field goals.

As the Packers began the game with an opening drive touchdown, the Seahawks answered with a field goal after the Packers seemingly had a case for a fumble recovery. Originally ruled down, Jacob Hollister was ruled to have fumbled but since the Packers didn’t make a clear recovery, Seattle kept the ball and made it 7-3.

In the second quarter, Aaron Jones pushed his way into the end zone. It was tough to determine whether or not Jones actually made it in but it seemed like there wasn’t clear enough evidence to overturn the call no matter what it originally was.

As Jason Myers missed a 50 yard field goal, the Packers marched back down the field and after a second Jones TD of the quarter, the Packers were up 21-3 at the half.

An 18 point margin sounded insurmountable before today but after what the Chiefs did to the Texans, anything was possible. And in the second half, the Seahawks really turned things around and made it a ballgame. The run started with a one yard Marshawn Lynch TD run.

The Packers answered with a 40 yard touchdown to Davante Adams but that would be it for the Packers scoring. The rest of the game would consist of the home team trying to hold off the hard charging visitors.

First, Russell Wilson threw a TD pass to Tyler Lockett right as the third quarter ended. And then with less than 10 minutes to go in the game, Lynch got his second goal line TD of the game to put Seattle within five after a failed two-point conversion.

While the Seahawks pressured the Packers for the lead, the Packers held on and pulled out the win. The Packers will go to San Francisco to take on the 49ers while the AFC game will have the Titans playing the Chiefs. According to the research by, the 49er’s and the Chiefs are both going to be huge favorites in these games.

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