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Which team would the Seahawks prefer to play in the NFC title game?

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If (and for now if continues to be “if”) Ed Werder is right and he’ll see Richard Sherman in the NFC championship game, the question is where that game will be — and, more importantly, who it will be against?

During a Tuesday night visit with Dave “Softy” Mahler on KJR in Seattle, the question came up regarding whether the Seahawks would prefer to face the Packers at home or play the Cowboys in Dallas.

I’ll make my own case for which team the Seahawks should want to face at 7:15 a.m. ET or thereabouts on PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio and NBCSN. You can make yours now, both by voting in the poll and by dropping a comment.

Again, all of this hinges on the Seahawks beating Atlanta on Saturday, which will be no small feat. (We’ve also posted the same question from Atlanta’s perspective.) The Falcons have earned the No. 2 seed, which means they won’t have to go to Seattle for the divisional round. Which means that, three days from now, this discussion could be irrelevant.

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31 Responses to “Which team would the Seahawks prefer to play in the NFC title game?”
  1. doall24 says: Jan 11, 2017 6:16 AM

    you always want a home game. besides, i want to see my packers go to seattle and get their victory this time!

  2. ninefingers9 says: Jan 11, 2017 6:39 AM

    Non issue, the Pack aren’t getting past this weekend anyway!

  3. bavarianniner says: Jan 11, 2017 6:54 AM

    This discussion is as arrogant as the whole Seahawks organization.

  4. nords14 says: Jan 11, 2017 6:56 AM

    What a dumb question. A home game in front of the loudest fans in sports or an away game where you generally don’t play well? Anyone voting away is either messing with this or is absolutely clueless.

  5. pencilmonkeymagic says: Jan 11, 2017 7:15 AM

    I can see this article going down well with Falcons fans.

  6. intrafinesse says: Jan 11, 2017 8:02 AM

    Of course they want to play at home, not even close.

  7. redsoxu571 says: Jan 11, 2017 8:18 AM

    Seattle has the best home field advantage in the NFL. Even if the Packers were even with Dallas (and they are not), that would mean Seattle would want to face GB in order to be at home. How is this even a question? This is “what have you done for me lately?” taken to the extreme…which in this case, is the massive overrating of GB on the basis of it winning 7 games in a row *without facing a SINGLE defense over that span that was in the top HALF of the NFL in scoring*!!!

  8. tokyosandblaster says: Jan 11, 2017 8:18 AM

    I don’t think it matters. They’re going to get embarrassed this weekend. If they do manage to win they’ll get embarrassed next weekend either way.

    >

  9. pastabelly says: Jan 11, 2017 8:24 AM

    30% of people responding thing the Seahawks are better off on the road in Dallas than at home against Green Bay. Wow!!!!!!!

  10. jnichls says: Jan 11, 2017 8:33 AM

    Surprising that you would openly show such disdain for Atlanta. Whether you expect them to do a playoff flop or not, still expected more from you than what Werder showed. Oh well.

  11. linemanguy74 says: Jan 11, 2017 9:30 AM

    Don’t think they will have to worry about it,Atlanta will take them out on Sat.

  12. truthbetold109 says: Jan 11, 2017 9:39 AM

    Non issue, the Pack are going to be playing in Atlanta that week.

  13. stellarperformance says: Jan 11, 2017 9:39 AM

    I wasn’t aware the Seahawks had already beaten the Falcons. Where have I been?

  14. TheDPR says: Jan 11, 2017 9:42 AM

    You always prefer to play at home. Always.

  15. filthymcnasty3 says: Jan 11, 2017 9:47 AM

    I suspect they’d prefer to play Blair Walsh and the Vikings again.

  16. yooperman says: Jan 11, 2017 9:58 AM

    IF Seattle gets by the Falcons, who ever wins this weekend in Dallas will pound Seattle.

  17. singletrack74 says: Jan 11, 2017 10:03 AM

    Ha..my Hawks have been so inconsistent. I am hopeful but geeez…that o-line can’t protect RW.
    Cowboys have been more balanced, and don’t forget Atlanta.
    Suck it GB , your luck will run out.

  18. factschecker says: Jan 11, 2017 10:04 AM

    If Ray Lewis is in Atlanta for the game I suggest you avoid eye contact at all cost. If he just so happens to be wearing a white suit just go ahead and start running as fast as you can.
    Running may not even help you. He’s pretty fast too.

  19. jnichls says: Jan 11, 2017 10:07 AM

    Why do some refs and some reporters have such a crush on the Hawks? I still chuckle at that Super Bowl final play fiasco.

  20. minson15 says: Jan 11, 2017 10:41 AM

    jnichls says:
    Jan 11, 2017 10:07 AM

    Why do some refs and some reporters have such a crush on the Hawks? I still chuckle at that Super Bowl final play fiasco.
    ———————————–
    They have a crush on them because 5 straight years of 10+ wins. 2012,2013,2014,2015 number 1 defense (this year we were third). Deep runs into the playoffs multiple years. They are really young across the board and Pete lets the players be themselves which most coaches don’t let happen….They are redefining how to build organizations in the NFL. You can already see a switch in the NFL players who are getting drafted. Tall lengthy corners that have are physical (before Pete Carroll was head coach, the mantre was you had to be fast and agile which to most people it meant short).

  21. dzimas61 says: Jan 11, 2017 10:45 AM

    Best to focus on Atlanta. The mantra has always been one game at a time.

  22. jackedupboonie says: Jan 11, 2017 10:46 AM

    …….and if they win the NFCChampionship…who ever comes out of the AFC will crush them…….and if they win that….my dog is bigger than your dog.

  23. tokyosandblaster says: Jan 11, 2017 11:02 AM

    ninefingers9 says:
    Jan 11, 2017 6:39 AM
    Non issue, the Pack aren’t getting past this weekend anyway!

    ——

    You’re better than this.

    You’ve been saying the Packers would lose every week since week 1.

    Just enjoy your pending offseason championship — no team wins more of those than the Vikes!

  24. usedjock says: Jan 11, 2017 11:37 AM

    I am a life long Packers fan and two thoughts on this. The first is do NOT over look Atlanta and it is going to be extremely tough for my Packers to get by Dallas and honestly I don’t think they will.

  25. sweetnlow44 says: Jan 11, 2017 12:53 PM

    As a Seahawks fan, I think it’s a moot point to discuss because I don’t see us winning in Atlanta. But ya never know and if Seattle manages to win, I think it’d be foolish to say you’d rather play on the road.

  26. wafflestomp says: Jan 11, 2017 1:24 PM

    redsoxu571 says:
    Jan 11, 2017 8:18 AM
    Seattle has the best home field advantage in the NFL. Even if the Packers were even with Dallas (and they are not), that would mean Seattle would want to face GB in order to be at home. How is this even a question? This is “what have you done for me lately?” taken to the extreme…which in this case, is the massive overrating of GB on the basis of it winning 7 games in a row *without facing a SINGLE defense over that span that was in the top HALF of the NFL in scoring*!!!
    —————————
    Are you serious?
    They’ve just knocked off the Giants, who were playing as well on defense as anyone.
    Took care of the Vikings D. I believe a top 5.
    And they’ve already beaten Seattle’s PI defenders.
    Hanging more than 30 points on each of those opponents during that stretch.
    SMH!

  27. nwsuccess says: Jan 11, 2017 2:05 PM

    ” (We’ve also posted the same question from Atlanta’s perspective.) ”

    Apparently the majority of the readers didn’t actually read…

  28. tootitan says: Jan 11, 2017 2:47 PM

    “I’ll make my own case for which team the Seahawks should want to face at 7:15 a.m. ET”

    They’re not going to be facing anybody 1t 7:15 a.m. Check our schedule.

  29. smarterthanyouoryours says: Jan 11, 2017 5:15 PM

    bavarianniner says:
    Jan 11, 2017 6:54 AM

    This discussion is as arrogant as the whole Seahawks organization.

    Yes because this was written by the Seahawks and not a guy openly pulling for the Pats and as such a Seahawk hater.

    Bravo.

  30. contra74isloosebutthole says: Jan 12, 2017 12:52 AM

    Only an idiot thinks Seattle wants anything to do with Green Bay. The last two games were complete embarrassments for Seattle. Not to mention the last game in Seattle was utterly dominated by Green Bay for 97% of the game. Seattle spent all of its luck in that 2014 NFC Championship game.

  31. garyaker says: Jan 12, 2017 10:22 PM

    I’d love to see the Pack get another shot at them in Seattle. the shock on the fans faces as they go out into the cold dark night of defeat…but, as many have pointed out, getting past Atlanta is hardly a done deal, either. and especially if Sherman doesn’t get help from the officials, the ones he says aren’t making calls in favor of the Seahawks, which is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard out of his sad, adderaled mouth..if anything, the KIng Paul’s Seahawks are the beneficiaries of at least one or two questionable calls or no-calls that favor critical turning points on offense and defense each and every game, like the richardson facemask grab non-call in the end zone on fourth down…

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