Packers hold off Seahawks to advance to NFC Championship Game

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The Packers needed two first downs from their offense to put Sunday’s game against the Seahawks on ice late in the fourth quarter and they turned to Aaron Rodgers to get both of them.

Rodgers dropped a perfect throw into Davante Adams‘ hands for a 32-yard gain on a third down to pick up the first one and he hooked up with tight end Jimmy Graham for another third-down conversion that stood up after a review of the spot of the ball. That allowed the Packers to run out the clock on a 28-23 win that sends them to Santa Clara to face the 49ers for a spot in the Super Bowl.

Rodgers ended the day 16-of-27 for 243 yards and two touchdowns. Both scoring passes were to Adams, who scorched the Seahawks secondary all day and finished the night with eight catches for 160 yards.

Aaron Jones also ran for a pair of touchdowns as the Packers built a 28-10 lead in the third quarter of the game. Russell Wilson would engineer a pair of touchdown drives to get Seattle back into the game and the defense got him the ball back, but their possession ended with Pete Carroll choosing to punt with 2:41 left in the game after Wilson was sacked by Preston Smith on third down.

It was Smith’s second sack of the day and Za'Darius Smith also posted two sacks as the Packers got big games from two of their biggest offseason acquisitions. Their biggest acquisition might have been head coach Matt LaFleur, who is now 14-3 in his first year in the job and set to coach against his former boss Kyle Shanahan in the NFC Championship Game.

191 responses to “Packers hold off Seahawks to advance to NFC Championship Game

  1. The most successful team in NFL history is traveling to SF in quest of a NFL record 14th World Championship.

    Better football………..

    ………..for better people.

  2. Jimmy was short of the mark and the spot was at least 2 feet wrong. And the replay confirmed it. But the Refs and NFL decided Erin was supposed to win.

  3. The Refs aren’t even trying to hide their bias anymore. Jimmy Graham’s helmet didn’t make the line to gain so how the hell does the ball make it? Wish my team was one of the chosen few.

  4. Good game! With the way the 2014 season came to an end I was worried right up until the last pass to Graham. We’re going to have to play even better next week if we hope to have a chance.

  5. Packers and their zebras hold off the Seahawks.
    Thats two teams that were robbed by the zebras of advancing in the playoffs.
    Next weeks Championship game should be Vikings vs Seahawks.

  6. Another win holding my breath…. just the way this season has gone. No matter what….. ITS A WIN BABY!!!

  7. illumination666 says:
    January 12, 2020 at 9:52 pm
    If Seattle played the first 3 quarters of a football game, they’d be a pretty good team. Those last throw to Adams was a filthy pass by Rodgers.
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    I think you mean the first 2 quarters – the Seahawks looked awesome in the 2nd half, Pete Carroll is the king of halftime adjustments.

  8. I wanted to come on here and laugh at the Seahawks, but watching that game made me really realize how good Wilson is. I was nervous about playing Seattle again. Russell Wilson is a top 5 qb, no doubt. With that said, glad we don’t have to play Seattle. Green Bay, you ready? May the best team win. Go Niners!

  9. That old slow declining fragile qb of ours took a beating and dropped some dimes. He was absolutely clutch on 3rd down.

  10. The poor Vikings fans have to wait at least one more week before the absolute best day of their year…..whenever the Packers are eliminated from Super Bowl contention.

    It would be funny if it wasn’t true. That’s the like of a Viking fan. Sad!

  11. Pete Carroll is right. He has got a chance to win with Russell Wilson. Too bad that is all he got in this game: a chance, not a win.

  12. Seattle got what they deserved. Clowney got away with his majorly illegal hit on Wentz last week and had yet another dirty hit this week. Seattle with several players needlessly taking head shots. NFL has to get its act together.

  13. Packers managed to not squander a huge lead. They have managed all season like that. They really need to stop with the conservative defense and offense when they have a lead. They need to keep the hammer down and run the score up if they have to. This counting on a couple first downs and a favorable spot to win a game is ridiculous.

  14. Congrats Green Bay. Hopefully you play better than you did the first time against the 49ers and their D Line, aka Hatred Incarnate, aka Beef O’Brady aka The Shark Tank aka The QB Killers, aka The QB Missile Crisis, aka The Fab 5, aka The dream killers aka Hog Heaven aka Chow Town, aka Rice a Roni the San Francisco treating, aka Sack Francisco aka.. that’s it, all I got. Seriously though, congrats.

  15. Good game, I know a rookie Packer coaches don’t make it to the playoffs and this years packer team would be lucky be .500 compared to what most thought. So its really cool to see them in them in the play in game for the Super Bowl. I know they got whooped last time, but they also started really bad… Adams had a nice catch 1st down with a penalty that backed them, and the 9ers drive that started on the two… So hopefully that start better that.

  16. niners816 says:
    January 12, 2020 at 9:58 pm
    I wanted to come on here and laugh at the Seahawks, but watching that game made me really realize how good Wilson is. I was nervous about playing Seattle again. Russell Wilson is a top 5 qb, no doubt. With that said, glad we don’t have to play Seattle. Green Bay, you ready? May the best team win. Go Niners!
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    Classy post – see you next week!

  17. Great win by the Packers. Defense played great in the 1st half, but let them back into the game the 2nd half. Offense sputtered in the second half, but did enough to get the win at the end. Russell Wilson is amazing, but the Packers did get 5 sacks on a very mobile quarterback. Seahawks couldn’t stop Green Bay on third down. Go Pack GO!!

  18. Jimmy was short of the mark and the spot was at least 2 feet wrong. And the replay confirmed it. But the Refs and NFL decided Erin was supposed to win.

    Watch the play again and Allison gets absolutely undressed in a clear out route. Should have been a obvious hold

  19. Another running QB knocked out of the playoffs …. gets old watching these QBs take off running for cheap yards because they can slide and not take the hit or run around till someone gets open or get sacked and have to be gently laid to the ground

  20. Congratulations Pack. Best wishes the rest of the way. Good luck next week against Santa Clara. You should handle them well. Play them hard for all fourth quarters and you’ll find them a surprisingly soft team.

  21. Great game Seahawks fans. Russell Wilson is probably the best QB in the game right now (and this is tough to say as a Packer fan). He didn’t have a ton of help from his teammates, and he truly seemed to will his team to a near-victory. Between his scrambling, his nearly impossible passes for clutch completions, and his ability to run for 15 yards (seemingly at will), he reminds me of Rodgers of 2010. The difference is, Wilson seems to do it year after year. If he had a stronger supporting cast, he would be a multiple SB winner.

  22. Was glad to see the arrogant Petey Carroll whining at the Graham 3rd down conversion. Seems like Marshawn was more like DECEASED mode for the Seahags, as well.

  23. The Packers looked good today, but they have looked lousy most of the season to me. Honestly didn’t look like a playoff worthy team. Not that Seattle looked all that great at times. Hard to believe they are in the NFC championship game. This from an NFL fan, not a fan of either team.

  24. Why do fans assume the yellow line projected by the TV networks onto the field is the official first down marker. Always amazes me how naive some of these fans are.

  25. GB on the Packers last 1st down to Graham. Refs confirm, then go out of their way to say Addition footage is irrelevant? What is that? WEIRD. I’m not taking away the Packers win. I’m just saying it will just add to controversy.

  26. Green and gold get a special win and Fox is going on again about JJ going to HOF. Stop widening the plate HOF!! Adams and Rodger put on a clinic and no respect.

  27. Just make the refs wear green and yellow in the next CBA. Maybe Seattle didn’t deserve to win, but they deserved a chance. Jimmy was short. Which is probably a similar theme with most of the people who comment here. #nuketherefs

  28. I suppose the media pundits will call this another “ugly win.” I’ll take it. I doubt we will see “Beast Mode” again, he looked like his best days are long gone. Wilson probably had more yards.

  29. bigdaddyrockytop says:
    January 12, 2020 at 10:04 pm
    Jimmy was short of the mark and the spot was at least 2 feet wrong. And the replay confirmed it. But the Refs and NFL decided Erin was supposed to win.

    Watch the play again and Allison gets absolutely undressed in a clear out route. Should have been a obvious hold

    Oh so like replay showed over and over Clowney went to head on his hit on Wentz or hit a QB giving himself up going headfirst like the new rule states. But yeah keep whining

  30. I want to hear from the guy that was on here yesterday popping off about there’s no team left in the playoffs that can beat the Seahawks.

  31. the 12’s are the biggest losers out there. although some of them have actually heard of Steve Largent now.

  32. The Graham 1st down at the end was close and there were no angles to see if he made it or didn’t make it. That is how replay works. The line on TV isn’t exact. If it were the Seahawks were short a couple times on 3rd down. The game is official. Packers advance. Get over it and quit whining about the officiating. It is getting old.

  33. Do all the haters who think Jimmy did not get the first down realize that the yellow line on T.V. Is actually fake!!! The actual marker on sideline was 2 ft short of the yellow line so jimmy fell right on it.

  34. The Packers still have yet to play a complete three phase (defense, offense, special teams) game yet this year. It will take exactly that to be San Fran.
    I have hope that they can get it together for next weekend, but if it hasn’t happened yet, I don’t see it happening in week 20.
    But if they do happen to get it together, watch out. It will be a game for the ages.
    Here’s to a great game for the NFC Superbowl representative.

  35. darthvincent says:
    January 12, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    Looks like we’ll get a KC vs GB SuperBowl now. Should be a good match up.
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    I hope KARMA is real…

  36. Congrats Pack fans. When all is said and done you will have won the exact same number of playoff games as the Minnesota Vikings this year. 49ers are going to the Super Bowl and next week’s game won’t even be close.

  37. It has been the same old story for Seattle in much of the Russell Wilson era, an early exit from the playoffs. Wilson is now 3-5 in his last 8 playoff games, including the game in which he threw the Butler Did It interception. He has not taken his team to the Conference Championship game since 2014. Since he is scheduled to make $35 million a year for the next few years, it is doubtful his team will have close to enough cap space to field a competitive team. More early exits from the playoffs for years to come, if they even make the playoffs.

  38. Worst 13-3 team???? That is such a dumb thing to say. Apparently playing in the NFC championship game and sweeping your division isn’t enough to prove that you are good.

  39. chastain00 says:
    January 12, 2020 at 10:04 pm
    Another running QB knocked out of the playoffs …. gets old watching these QBs take off running for cheap yards because they can slide and not take the hit or run around till someone gets open or get sacked and have to be gently laid to the ground

    Not sure who your team is, but Aaron Rodgers, at least earlier in his career, was a very mobile QB who would scramble drill you to death and get some positive yardage by taking it himself or buying time. He’s not as…agile, nor was he ever run first, but to think that ‘running’ QBs get a bad rep is laughable considering where the game HAS BEEN (Young, Cunningham, etc).

    I’d say…5 teams have QBs that will consistently run (Ravens, Texans, Chiefs, Bills, and obviously Seattle). Of those teams, all of them made the playoffs and one is in their conference championship. 1/5 is a better ratio than 3/27.

  40. “The most successful team in NFL history is traveling to SF in quest of a NFL record 14th World Championship. Better football……………..for better people.”

    Ease up, Homer. Since all the rest of us acknowledge that we are in the Super Bowl era, it is Super Bowls that count. The Packers certainly have a storied franchise, but they are still behind several other teams with only 2 Lombardi trophies.

    And “Better football for better people”? Seriously? That high horse of yours is in need of a serious reality check. And that reality check will be next Sunday in SF. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

  41. Are you people really complaining about the officials and that ONE spot?? Hanging the entire outcome of the game on that ONE spot?!?!?
    The better team won..period
    And tylawpick6 your comment about wishing your team still in it?!?!?
    They also got beat up by the better team. So byebye on that dynasty.
    The better teams won each game this weekend. There is no doubting that

  42. Great to see that it’s mostly Vikings and Niners fans talking trash. Seahawks and Pack fans keeping it classy.

    Viking fans take note… Questionable calls on both sides of the ball, but football is a game played and officiated by human beings. Leave your conspiracy theories at the door until your squad actually wins something.

    And as for the indisputable best receiver in the North, Davante Adams has more receiving touchdowns than anyone else in football for the last four years.

  43. Forgot one thing… Carroll and Schneider need to get Wilson some help. He was awesome, but please stop expecting him to do it all by himself.

  44. Ease up, Homer. Since all the rest of us acknowledge that we are in the Super Bowl era, it is Super Bowls that count. The Packers certainly have a storied franchise, but they are still behind several other teams with only 2 Lombardi trophies.

    ____

    Incorrect. The NFL counts all championships since 1920. Look it up. “Super Bowl” is just a name for the championship game. Paul McCartney was in another band before Wings, too.

  45. The replay couldn’t have shown more clearly the ball a yard short of the stripe.

    Just wow.

    Some teams and story lines are just preferred. must be nice.

  46. Just gonna remind everyone that the yellow line is not official. If you look at where the actual down marker was on the Jimmy Graham 1st down, the yellow tv line was a good half yard off.

    Seriously. If any of you recorded the game, go check it out. It was a 1st down.

  47. That was too close for comfort at the end there. The Packers should have put them away earlier. Nice to get a win.

  48. Packers have 4 Lombardi Trophies, not 2 like some above think. We also have 9 Championships before they went decided to do a Superbowl, and just because most of your teams didn’t exist, doesn’t mean they don’t count. 13 World Championships in Title Town!

  49. An awful lot of Packer fans are already punching their ticket to the Super Bowl. Gotta get past the 49ers first. You might recall that was the team that destroyed your team 38-7 seven weeks ago holding Aaron Rodgers to 100 yards and Aaron Jones to 38 yards. You’ll need much more than the referees help to win that game. Good luck.

  50. Don’t understand why Carroll kept trying to run Lynch in the first half when he clearly was ineffective. When’s he finally released Wilson to play his game in the second half, he was crazy good, but it was too late.

  51. Would’ve liked to see Seattle have one more possession. The spot was wrong. I can live with ref’s making a mistake in the heat of the moment. Its been going on in all sports for ever and I say “so what?” -Just live with it. I can’t see the point of replay reviews. They just make the overall watching experience worse. They take too long and have as bad a success rate as the real time calls-maybe worse

  52. Packers will get massacred next week.

    I just keep wondering what this season would have been like if they had been even close to healthy. or got the occasional call.

  53. The NFL needs to get rid of replay. What’s the point? The Packers got hosed on what should have been the first turnover. After a review.. The Seahawks on that 3d down conversion. Also after a review. Graham’s helmet clearly hit the line to gain first, his forearm and the ball were at least a foot short.

    Its obvious that they don’t feel like all the screw ups hurt the game. And they have neither the interest or motivation to get it right. But they go nuts when the injury report has the slightest discrepancy. Why is that? Maybe if they saw us as customers things would be different. Maybe Al Riveron have gotten the hook 2 years before the last NFC title game. Maybe Goodell would have been out long ago.

    May be Baby!

  54. NOW next week should be 2 really great games!
    Been several years since both the NFC and AfC games were interesting and worth looking forward to!!!

  55. Proud of my team. Decimated by injuries and no running game to speak of. STILL found a way to prove they have heart and refuse to quit. Came back and lost by 5 IN GB with the whole stadium holding their breath at the end.

    Yeah, no Chris Carson or Penny hurt(notice I didn’t say anything about Prosise) but what was worse was the play by the defensive secondary. Trey Flowers to be precise. His horrible play alone cost the Seahawks two long TD’s….and they lost by 5.

    If you look at the defensive stats this year the Seahawks have no business being one of the top teams in the league…but they are and it is mostly Russell Wilson.

    What a great first year for DK Metcalf. He became a household name and set a playoff record.

    I am proud of my Seahawks. They left it all out on the field with a bunch of backup’s backups. 3rd stringers in multiple positions in a division playoff game. And hey…They didn’t do too bad!

    Good game Packers. We’ll see you next year, and the year after that, and the year after that.

    Good luck figuring out the Chiefs if you can get by San Fransisco.

  56. Early in the game, the Seahawks fumbled the ball and clearly the Packers recovered it. But the officials said it was inconclusive and let the Seahawks keep the ball.
    Late in the game, Jimmy Graham caught a 3rd down pass and his hand with the ball clearly landed on the 36 yard line, which is where he needed to get to for a first down. You could see the scuff marks from his arm with the ball in it and it was clearly on the first down line. So the officials called it a first down.
    The point is, both of those plays were big and could have gone either way.
    So — Seahawks fans who are crying about the officials are just being whiners. The fact is, they couldn’t stop Aaron Rodgers when they needed to. and they couldn’t stop Devante Adams all night, unlike the Packers did to D.K. Metcalf.
    I respect Russell Wilson immensely and he played his tail off in that 2nd half. But the Packers won the game because they made the big plays when they had to. If Seahawks fans had some of Russell Wilson’s class, they’d be alright. Pete Carroll on the other hand, cries on every play. He spends more time chewing at the officials than he does coaching his team. it’s always a pleasure to beat him.

  57. The league has been granting first downs all season. If it’s close they just move the chains. Additionally, it was a third down play so they would have easily got it on fourth down. By the way ,Clowney is a tremendously dirty player.

  58. Packers were in field goal range anyway if Graham was short so get over it . That was a hell of a review with additional footage that was certainly interesting yet the refs handed the ball back to the Seahawks on the 1 st qtr fumble . What happened to the additional footage on that play?

  59. darthvincent says:
    January 12, 2020 at 10:08 pm
    Looks like we’ll get a KC vs GB SuperBowl now. Should be a good match up.

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    After the last matchup between the Packers and 49ers, what could possibly lead you believe that?

  60. fartweasel says:
    January 12, 2020 at 10:31 pm
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    Caroll knows Wilson is effective when the defense gets tired later. Then he can extend plays, run for yardage or complete passes. It’s a good strategy if the offense has limitations and let’s admit that it does. The Seahawks offense is ineffective until later in the game.

  61. ackattack22 says:
    January 12, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    Congrats Pack fans. When all is said and done you will have won the exact same number of playoff games as the Minnesota Vikings this year. 49ers are going to the Super Bowl and next week’s game won’t even be close.
    _________

    Or, we could look at it like, a win by the Packers next week would mean that Matt LaFleur accomplished as much postseason success in 1 season as Mike Zimmer has in 6.

  62. Saints fan here. Niners fans, hope ya’ll enjoyed your season,it’s been a good one. Unfortunately your team and fan base are going to deal with the same thing we Saints fans experienced last year. It’s abundantly clear, that they NFL is not about the best team going to the SB. It’s who they think is the most marketable. With this being the 100th year of the NFL, the perfect matchup to end the season would the matchup of the first two SBs. GB and KC. Ya’ll better hope your team takes an early huge lead. Otherwise, you’ll see the yellow flags start flying against your D if Rodgers and Co have to drive down the field to win the game by a TD or even a FG. Your D will get a roughing the passer penalty for barely putting a finger on Rodgers.

  63. Again we win ugly..we have been winning games all year like this.
    My Pack should get blown out again by the niners next week….but quite possibly the clock hasn’t struck 12 yet.

  64. silentraven7 says:
    January 12, 2020 at 10:18 pm
    chastain00 says:
    January 12, 2020 at 10:04 pm
    Another running QB knocked out of the playoffs …. gets old watching these QBs take off running for cheap yards because they can slide and not take the hit or run around till someone gets open or get sacked and have to be gently laid to the ground

    Not sure who your team is, but Aaron Rodgers, at least earlier in his career, was a very mobile QB who would scramble drill you to death and get some positive yardage by taking it himself or buying time. He’s not as…agile, nor was he ever run first, but to think that ‘running’ QBs get a bad rep is laughable considering where the game HAS BEEN (Young, Cunningham, etc).

    I’d say…5 teams have QBs that will consistently run (Ravens, Texans, Chiefs, Bills, and obviously Seattle). Of those teams, all of them made the playoffs and one is in their conference championship. 1/5 is a better ratio than 3/27.

    12 2 Rate This
    Just proved my point … NFL rules for the running QB makes it easy for them , btw how many are left in this years playoffs.

  65. Great “ugly win” by the Packers tonight! SEA beat SF several weeks ago in Santa Clara with a stud edge rusher (Clowney) and a drive-sustaining offense led by a great QB. Then the last 49er/Seahawk game went to the last play a couple weeks ago.

    Tough task for the 13-time world champion Green Bay Packers, but the right formula and a mostly error-free game can get the Pack to another championship game. Force Jimmy G to the outside, take away the inside and especially limit Kittle, and rush the middle like we did against the Vikes (remember those 7 first downs AT HOME?) – and I’ll take our chances.

    GoPackGO!

  66. I’m heading to Vegas to bet the farm that the 49ers will destroy the Packers. Their defense will stuff Jones and pressure Rodgers so he can’t make any throws. (You know…just like they did seven weeks ago when they won 38-7). It will be SF in a blowout. Oh well, at least we should have a competitive AFC Championship game.

  67. The officiating was terrible. All the missed holding/hands to the face/false start penalties, the clearly short final play, multiple other spots, the Aaron Jones TD spot (not a TD), and the fumble by Hollister. Good game, Seattle almost did it

  68. Louis La Guardia says:
    January 12, 2020 at 10:54 pm
    Saints fan here. Niners fans, hope ya’ll enjoyed your season,it’s been a good one. Unfortunately your team and fan base are going to deal with the same thing we Saints fans experienced last year. It’s abundantly clear, that they NFL is not about the best team going to the SB. It’s who they think is the most marketable. With this being the 100th year of the NFL, the perfect matchup to end the season would the matchup of the first two SBs. GB and KC. Ya’ll better hope your team takes an early huge lead. Otherwise, you’ll see the yellow flags start flying against your D if Rodgers and Co have to drive down the field to win the game by a TD or even a FG. Your D will get a roughing the passer penalty for barely putting a finger on Rodgers.
    *****
    Really? Your supposed great team may have been screwed by the refs in the Rams game but still had several chances to win the game even after that bad call. Meanwhile, please explain how your great team has lost to the fairly average Vikings team not once, but twice in the playoffs in the last three years. Maybe they should spend less time making excuses and choking and more time winning.

  69. Nothing to be ashamed of for the Hawks here. The first half was miserable – but that was a legit comeback in the 2nd.

    Flaws show themselves at crucial moments, if that’s a better WR3 in there (coulda been Josh Gordon . . .), he catches that softball of a pass for a first down and that 4th quarter drive stays alive – and are you betting against Russell if that ball gets into GB territory?

    So it goes – injuries were especially bad this year, and this team had holes to fix anyway. Good allotment of picks next year, and lots of cap space. Some interesting decisions to make, but things mostly look good, and RW looks like one of the 3-4 best QB’s in football right now.

    Sad to see it end – but top-8 was probably about right for this team. Some great highlights of this year, esp the two games against SF . . . on to the long off-season.

  70. I don’t know what’s worse – some of my fellow Viking fans embarrassing themselves with their posts or the Packer fans who feed into it and are just as guilty of trolling. I’ll be rooting against the Packers next week because it’s just in my blood, but a sincere congratulations to the Packers and their fans on reaching the NFC Championship game.

  71. I was at the first pack-miner game. Total debacle! After the game some niner fan asked me, very facticously, if the pack would win a rematch. I told him they couldn’t play any worse. Hope I’m right

  72. For every single person complaining about the refs being for GB, I will cite you three crucial plays that show otherwise.

    1. “Fumble” that wasn’t in the first quarter
    2. A sack that should’ve been had Preston Smith not been dragged backwards away from Wilson on a third down scramble late in the 3rd quarter that ended up being a huge gain on 3rd down
    3. The no-call holding/illegal contact going against the Seahawks on the Graham first down. Geronimo Allison was being yanked all the way down the field and the refs should’ve given the first down anyway.

  73. > Remember the Seahawks got the non-fumble call in the first half.
    > That makes up for any close call later.

    There was also a play in the 1st half where Davante Adams caught a pass and ran out of bounds and was not touched until he was out of bounds, and then he was still tackled. No flag on that one.

    Also in the 1st half, Lazard was called for offensive pass interference when the DB jumped in front of him. The call negated a first down on the play and cost GB 10 yards.

    I’m sorry your purple team wasn’t good enough – ours probably isn’t going to be either, but please try not being delusional.

  74. The replay couldn’t have shown more clearly the ball a yard short of the stripe.

    Just wow.

    Some teams and story lines are just preferred. must be nice.

    You forgot he was laying on top of defender

  75. Laughable that anyone even dares to say the refs were in the Packers favor – I counted double digit holding calls missed on the Seahawks offensive line. Zadarius Smith and Kenny Clark were wearing the offensive linemen like backpacks for most of the second half. 100+ yards of missed calls, don’t even talk to me about the refs being biased towards the Packers. Unreal.

  76. Well someone had to win the game and GB did. Against a team of one… Russell Wilson

    If packer fans are seriously thinking they have a chance to beat the Niners…, have another Lieny

    Won’t happen

  77. Vikings fans whining and crying two days in a row now. Skolol! No doubt, 49ers are and should be the SB favorites and the Packers are clear underdogs against them and their monster DLine. But precisely because of that I expect the Packers to play loose and free with nothing to lose, and I think they’ll at least put up a better showing against the 49ers than last time around.

  78. Why punt on 4th and 11 at midfield with 2:30 left down 5 points against Aaron Rodgers, when you have Russ as your QB? Never understand coaches punting late in games like that, when even a fg keeps it a one score game.

  79. What a heroic and gritty win by the most successful franchise in NFL history- the 13 time world champion Green Bay Packers.

    It truly is a privilege and honor to be a fan of such an extraordinary team. Quite humbling.

  80. If anything, the refs were bias towards the Seahawks. No call facemask on that long Rodgers scramble, horrible OPI on Green Bay early, a fumble recovered by the Packers but the refs weren’t sure who recovered it? They reversed the call on the field but didn’t see who recovered it when the video clearly shows a Packer defender with the ball. Heck, he even handed it to the refs.

    Then there was a no call block in the back that injured 39.

  81. Noticed the Packer players dropping left and right in the 2nd half. There was 4 guys down in a short period. Wondering how beat up they’re going to be next week.

  82. Ken Norton NEEDS to get FIRED as our DC…that was just pathetic! Go get Wade Phillips you can’t go wrong with him.

  83. I like Aaron Rodgers and all, but they just need to lose next week. That was a crummy spot and everyone is sick of all the yahoos coming out of the woodwork with the 13 world championship thing. Anything prior to the Super Bowl Era right now is worthless. It was over 50 years ago. It is like Yankees fans chirping about the championships their team won almost a century ago now. Give it a rest. You’ve won 4 Super Bowls. That counts. Everything else is too old to matter. The records of the Celtics, Yankees, Canadiens, etc. don’t mean squat in modern terms. The game has changed so much from 1980 that almost anything before that is practically irrelevant.

  84. So the NFL is a step closer to getting the 100th anniversary and a rematch of that first Super Bowl. Oh the pageantry,the reminiscing, the echos of past championships of a by gone era. But theres a problem all that stands in the Packers way is a team called the 49ers, who are the best team in NFC, maybe in the league. Solid running game, pretty good passing game and a buzz saw of a defensive line. Now before all yiu Packers homers get in yourcheeshead undies in a bundle, we all know anything can happen in the playoffs. Titans are on a roll, KC with an unbelievable comeback, Vikings beat the Saints, Jackson having the game of his life etc.

    Not saying the Packers don’t have a chance but just as Packer fans recite the history of 13 world championship heres some history….

    Packers have not won on the west coast since 2016, that includes this year against the Chargers and the blow out by these same 49ers. Tonights game was interesting because they started to roll Rodgers out. The 9ers are quciker off the ball and can cover alot of ground in a short period of time. This game however will be won in the trenches by the 9ers offensive line. Their RB corp is second to none. Kittle, oh boy good luck Green Bay LBs.

    Not saying it cant be done, but returning to the murder scene again against that team, in their stadium, with their crowd. Tall order and the 9ers are too much team for the Packer of Green Bay.

  85. I don’t think there are many if any Packers fans saying they will beat the 49ers. Likely? No. They are just saying anything is possible. (Cue Titans over Ravens.) And they will watch and enjoy the game without any expectations of winning. No pressure. That’s a good place to be.

  86. scumpidude says:
    January 12, 2020 at 11:41 pm
    Why was the Seattle fumble in the first quarter ruled down? The cameras clearly showed the ball coming out before he hit the ground

    ……

    It wasn’t ruled down. It was ruled a fumble, but given back to SEA because “replays didn’t show clear recovery by either team”.
    Weird, but that must be the rule.

  87. There’s always going to be questionable calls in games. They are hightened in the playoffs. Seattle’s lack luster play in the first half doomed them. In part, GB defense, and bad play calling/execution on offense.

    Seattle’s offense has had to bail out the defense all of, or at least, most of the year. However, they were stagnant most of the first half. They were just hit with the injury bug late in the year. It happens to teams from time to time. Guess it was Seattle’s turn this year.

    Seattle just dug themselves in a hole. Whether it was the play calling, execution, or a bit of both.

    Seattle made a game of it towards the end but, it wasn’t enough.

    Live by the sword, die by the sword.

    However, there will be a few, namely one poster, who’ll boast how horrible Seattle is. He’ll be glad Seattle is out because he knows Seattle matches up with them real well. That made him nervous.

    Oh well. They had a good season. Above what was expected during change and an injury filled year, especially late in the season. And yes, I’ll sleep well.

    Congrats GB! While I’m not a fan of his personality, Rodgers is a great QB.

    Good luck moving forward.

  88. If Russell Wilson had the least bit of help the Seahawks would have won that game. Props to Marshawn Lynch for having the best of intentions, but he was what he was, a retiree hoping to recapture the glory years after sitting out nearly two years. Props to the Seahawks, they fought the good fight. Green Bay vs the 49ers will be epic. Can’t wait.

  89. That was a sloppy game. Russell Wilson vs aging Packers. Rodgers wasn’t sleek. He rather rode on luck and biased calls by refs.

    Be ready for complete blow out in San Francisco.

  90. havok82 says:
    January 12, 2020 at 11:38 pm
    I like Aaron Rodgers and all, but they just need to lose next week. That was a crummy spot and everyone is sick of all the yahoos coming out of the woodwork with the 13 world championship thing. Anything prior to the Super Bowl Era right now is worthless. It was over 50 years ago. It is like Yankees fans chirping about the championships their team won almost a century ago now. Give it a rest. You’ve won 4 Super Bowls. That counts. Everything else is too old to matter. The records of the Celtics, Yankees, Canadiens, etc. don’t mean squat in modern terms. The game has changed so much from 1980 that almost anything before that is practically irrelevant.

    Nothing irrelevant about 13 world championships. Tops in the NFL. You should talk with NFL headquarters if you’d like the record books changed.

  91. A Super Bowl I rematch in the leagues centennial season,, how did none of us see this coming …….. and bet accordingly in August

  92. ok all you people saying the seahawks were robbed you do realize that it was 3rd and 9 right, meaning if they rule graham short oh wait it’s 4th down, as again it was 3rd and 9 and not 4th and 9 so the seahawks defense would still have to had too made a stop but i guess all you people got your rules of the nfl from anothy mcfarland and tim hasselback, who both played in the leauge for many years but don’t seem to understand last week had the bills done what mcfarland suggested that it would’ve been a turnover on downs and this week you don’t seem too understand the packers still could’ve put the game away since it would’ve been 4th and less than half a foot

  93. Gutekunst should be Exec of the year for his free agent pickups. The Smith Brothers are the most underrated edge rushers in the game SNUBBED is a very big understatement.

  94. The Seahawks wouldn’t have won in round 1 if Wentz didn’t get hurt. The Seahawks were beat up and out of running backs the last couple weeks. Lucky to survive at all. I don’t see the Packers beating the healthy, fast, and strong 49ers. I will be surprised if the Packers only lose by 10 points. I think it will be a boring and easy game for them.

  95. Got that Dub! Mission accomplished!

    The Pack wins and advances!

    You can cry😭 but you can’t deny!

    It hurt not having Bulaga and losing Allen Lazard for the 2nd half, but the Packers got it done! Russell Wilson was brilliant, but the Packers defense made the plays they needed. Aaron and Davante showed you why I say they are the best QB and WR connection in the league.

    NFCCG is going to be a war, and anyone guaranteeing the Niners will win, I thank you because that is exactly what I want! I want everyone to say the Packers have no chance to beat the 49ers.

    People have said this team has no chance to be anything since April and those people have been proven 100% wrong!

    It won’t be easy, but I like the mindset going into the NFC Champ game.

    Let’s play the game and see what happens👍

    #OneGameAtATime

    #WhateverItTakes

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  96. I’ll take it. There are very few times during the football season where the Vikings lose and the Packers win in the same weekend. It’s double the fun when it happens during a playoff weekend. For those predicting a 49er blowout, well, it might happen and then again, it might not. That’s why they play the game.

  97. Just tickles me the Packers won. Even more so .. most Viking fans are predicting a 49er blow out next week. News flash … they got their behinds kicked badly last week and by the Packers in their last showdown week at Minn. Nobody and I mean nobody expected this from the Pack … nothing to lose and everything to gain. Sour grapes my friends … sour grapes.

  98. Everybody making comments that Packers wouldn’t have won if the refs didn’t call Graham had first down. It would have been 4th and inches, they would have went for it, and maybe got it, maybe not. Would Wilson get a game winning TD drive, maybe. Maybe not. never know. As a packer fan myself, Packers played the better game over all. Was graham short? Maybe.the yellow line on the TV is not 100% accurate. It was close. I think he was short but the ref was right there. Also, the Packers did not get all the favorable calls. The seattle fumble that Green Bay player had in his hands, to give it back to seattle. Bogus call. So whatever. Where was seattle in the first half?? huh? missed FG, no touchdowns. Not gonna win games playing like that.

  99. scumpidude says:
    January 12, 2020 at 11:41 pm
    Why was the Seattle fumble in the first quarter ruled down? The cameras clearly showed the ball coming out before he hit the ground

    ……

    It wasn’t ruled down. It was ruled a fumble, but given back to SEA because “replays didn’t show clear recovery by either team”.
    Weird, but that must be the rule.

    ——————————————————————————-

    As a Packer fan, I certainly wanted the Pack to get the ball, but they didn’t, so move on.

    I get the “lack of evidence” portion of the rule, but here’s what I don’t understand. The Packers challenged that it was a fumble. The refs ruled that it was a fumble. So, technically the Packers won the challenge. The “lack of evidence of possession” seems like it was anecdotal and after the fact. So, shouldn’t the Packers have won the challenge (thus retaining their challenge for the first half, and getting their timeout back), regardless of the fact that they didn’t get the ball?

    I’m not whining, and maybe I’m splitting hairs, but that puzzled me.

  100. We’ve watched this game for years and while the yellow line isn’t official it’s dam close all the time. If not the NFL would ban it.
    My take, if your team makes the line, good for you. Graham’s football was way over not close. They looked twice to appease cry baby Carrol.

  101. Know what? The ‘Hawks played a helluva game last night taking everything into consideration.

    Given all of the injuries in that Oline and offensive backfield, it would have been easy to just say “the heck with it”.

    That team displayed a ton of heart last night and their fans can be proud of that. It’s what competitors do…and that team competed.

    Hawk fans have displayed a ton of style points before and after that game.

  102. No way the Hawks should’ve been 11-5 with a playoff win with their overall roster/injuries. But they did it, and its hard to be too bummed with how it ended.

    Congrats to the Pack. Adams is a monster and unleashed havoc on the secondary from the jump.

    Go Titans!

  103. If KC and SF meet in the SB, it will be a significant Passing of the Torch moment. Watching, remembering, will be: Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Ryan Tannehill, Josh McCown, Tom Brady, all stars in their day, now rightfully fading from the field. Mahomes and Garappolo will lead the Mayfields and the Watson and the Jacksons and the Burroughs and the Lawrences forward for years to come. But while they played, these guys shone in every way possible, on and off the field.

  104. When the Chiefs win it this year, and beat the Packers, I’ll be happy along with the rest of the fandom in the NFL because we are tired of these obnoxious Packer fans.

  105. Yeah, the non-fumble call. That was the first time I have ever seen the Refs rule there was a fumble and refuse to say who recovered it, saying instead “tie goes to the runner”. Kind of a dangerous precedent.

    Either one team or the other has to recover a fumble. There’s no gray zone.

  106. The Pack got the exact call they needed when they needed it….shocking!

    It was so clear Graham was down a full yard short of the stripe. It was clear as a bell.

  107. Just what everyone wants for the NFC Championship game. The 2 best teams in the NFC facing off to go to the Super Bowl.

    This is what fans come to see. The #1 and #2 seeds going at it in primetime

    Two Iconic franchises on one stage.

    Is it Sunday yet?

    #NFL100

    #ChampionshipSunday

  108. Did the Seahawks forget to bring their refs to this game?
    Funny how they complain about calls that are against them.
    Phillys practice squad team gave the Sea Pigeons all they could handle last week.
    Pack was expected to win. Hands down..
    Clean up your skittles and go home!
    -PhillyFan

  109. Also in the 1st half, Lazard was called for offensive pass interference when the DB jumped in front of him. The call negated a first down on the play and cost GB 10 yards.

    In all fairness, Lazard suffered from poor field awareness and a lack of body control. I think it was a fair call. It’s exactly the reason Dalvin Cook got called for PI in week 2. Both calls were by the book. Intentional or avoidable? No. Penalties? Afraid so.

  110. Wilson always starts running in second half of the games. Defenses are usually gassed once he starts and he has a lot of success.

  111. The other key in this game was that GB scored TD’s when they had their chances – Hawks D failed to hold them to FG’s on any of those drives – just doing so once, and it’s a totally different game.

    Defense was an issue all year – not totally unexpected w all the turnover – this year’s version of the Hawks was a good, not great, team with an awesome QB, and you can get pretty far that way – but the holes (exacerbated by all the injuries), eventually were their demise.

  112. It was so clear Graham was down a full yard short of the stripe. It was clear as a bell.

    ___________________________________________________

    The yellow line means nothing… the camera IN the first down stick showed he made the first down, this was the camera the refs talked about when they announced the play standing as called… we are moving on to the 49ers…

  113. No other team in the league is within 5 points in the 4th quarter against a team like GB without a running threat. GB didn’t have to play to stop the run and Wilson was still able to put them in position to win. That is a true MVP.

  114. > Jimmy was short of the mark and the spot was at least 2 feet wrong. And the replay
    > confirmed it. But the Refs and NFL decided Erin was supposed to win.

    Sure he was lol. You *do* understand that the unofficial yellow line is a graphic put on the screen by the network and isn’t actually projected on the field, right?

  115. I keep hearing about all the Seahawks injuries, but the Packers had some of their own, too, and had many players who were recovering from the flu all week. Bryan Bulaga, their starting RT, couldn’t even play because of the flu.
    Injuries are part of the game, folks. It’s why they call it a “team”.
    In 2010 the Packers won the Super Bowl with 18 players on IR. No one talks about that today because they said injuries don’t matter. It’s next man up in the NFL.
    So — Seahawks fans — you lost the game and that’s all there is to it. Time to move on and stop making excuses and whining about the officials.

  116. After next Sunday, A-Aron and Cousins will have finished this season with the same number of playoff wins.

    Does that mean A-Aron is as bad a Cousins or that Cousins is as good as A-Aron?

  117. I like how Adams goes wild, and people want to pretend like the officiating had more to do with GBs win. It was bad for both teams… and in fact ALL teams in the NFL all season… find something else to watch if all youre going to do is cry.

  118. To me,I don`t understand why Seattle kept calling time-outs,when Green Bay was close to the goal line toward the end of the first half,,because the Packers were out of time outs. I mean the packers might have been held to a field goal,instead of a touchdown. Maybe it`s just me,that`s curious,but what do I know,I`m a Bear`s fan.

  119. cheeseisfattening says:
    January 13, 2020 at 11:54 am
    I just hope they don’t get more than 7 first downs next week. If they do then everyone will realize they’re the better team

    @@@@@@@@222

    Let’s see. The packers beat the Vikings twice this year and won the NFCN. So yes the packers are the better team. Will they get more than 7 first downs against the 49ers, maybe. Will they beat the 49ers no way. At least I can enjoy the off season golfing.

  120. loveinthelake says:
    January 13, 2020 at 2:46 pm
    To me,I don`t understand why Seattle kept calling time-outs,when Green Bay was close to the goal line toward the end of the first half,,because the Packers were out of time outs. I mean the packers might have been held to a field goal,instead of a touchdown. Maybe it`s just me,that`s curious,but what do I know,I`m a Bear`s fan.
    …………………………..
    Makes sense, this is a Bears fan take. How bout because they had to stop them either way, and the more time on the clock the better chance for a head in to the locker room field goal with Wilson in the last 30-40 seconds. They almost did it.

  121. It was a first down. He was rolling over number 42 and his knee or elbow didn’t touch the ground until he was past the line to gain. If he didn’t land on the tackler he would have been short.

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