There were a lot of doubts cast upon the Green Bay Packers this season. A change in offensive style to more reliance on the running game meant that they played a lot of close games. Still yet, they ended up as the number two seed in the NFC. That paid off for them on Sunday night as they held off the Seattle Seahawks 28-14 to set up a trip to San Francisco to take on the 49ers next weekend in the NFC Championship Game.
The top two seeds did meet already, with the 49ers easily winning by 29, so there will be a clear favorite. Nonetheless, to get there, they needed help from all over. The defense was good enough to hold off a late rally effort, while Aaron Rodgers was close to what we know of him. He had two touchdown throws for 243 yards. Both of those, eight of the 16 completions he had, went to Davante Adams, who amassed 160 yards in the victory. Russell Wilson, on the other side, had over 300 yards all-purpose and a TD, but it was not quite enough to get a road win that saw his team advance. Tyler Lockett had a big game for them receiving as well, catching nine passes for a touchdown and 136 yards in the defeat.