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Packers vs. Seahawks Betting Lines – NFC Championship

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When: Sunday, January 18th 2015 at 3:00pm ET
Where: CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington
Watch: FOX

The Seattle Seahawks absolutely dominated Carolina from start to finish while the Green Bay Packers won a close one against Dallas with some controversy. Dez Bryant had a catch called back and it’s debatable as to whether or not the play should have stood.

I watched both games and I have to say that the Packers are likely in trouble. Aaron Rodgers had very limited mobility and he rarely left the pocket to extend plays. Seattle’s defense is going to watch the tape and they’re going to send the house at Rodgers.

Packers vs. Seahawks Point Spread & Over/Under

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Seattle is a –7 to –7.5 point favorite depending upon where you look, so if you like the Seahawks take the –7 while you can. GB can be had at +7.5 points if you like them to keep it close. Early action has come in on the over, but has been split on the spread.

GB @ SEA Stats at a Glance

The Packers have one of the best and most balanced offenses in the NFL, which will make for an interesting match-up against Seattle who has the best defense. Something will have to give in this one and it’s hard to not like the vaunted Seahawks defense.

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With only a week to prepare for this game I think it’ll prove to be too much for the Packers offense to handle. Rodgers can still sling it with the best of them, but this injury has hurt his ability quite a bit. He’s immobile and even the Cowboys constantly got to him.

Seattle’s defense will feast on Rodgers if he can’t escape the pocket. This is a fast defense that loves to blitz from everywhere and I could see this game get out of hand. The Seahawks defense has only been giving up 185.6 PYPG (1st) and 81.5 RYPG (3rd).

As I mentioned earlier, the Packers offense is balanced. They average 266.3 PYPG (8th) and 119.8 RYPG (11th). Eddie Lacy is a truck and we’ve seen this Seahawks defense struggle against the run in the past, but the entire defense has been lights out lately.

Randall Cobb is the x-factor for the Packers. Jordy Nelson is consistent and will have some big first down catches, but Cobb is the WR that can shake up this game in a hurry with one big play. Davante Adams also stepped up big in his first playoff action last week.

The way to beat GB is by running the football. Dallas ran the football effectively, but couldn’t win the game. Seattle is even better at running the football (172.6 RYPG – 1st) and I expect them to have 200+ rushing yards on the Packers run defense (119.9 RYPG – 23rd).

Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson are both great at running the football. I expect Wilson to really cause problems for GB because they have to worry about an elite RB in Lynch plus one of the best scramblers. That’s a lot tougher than trying to limit just one RB.

Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks Picks

These two teams played in the regular season and the Seahawks won 36-16 at home. They may not win by 20 points again, but I’m confident they can cover the TD. Rodgers is unlikely to magically be healthy and that alone is the reason I’m betting Seattle.

If this game was at Lambeau it may be closer, but with the Seattle fan base and Legion of Doom on the field I really don’t think GB has much of a chance to keep it close. Unless Lacy can carve up the Seahawks front seven they’re unlikely to sustain many drives.

ScottThis article was written by Scott

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