Stacking The Green Bay Packers Against NFC Playoff Foes

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Dec 21, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) celebrates an interception in the second half against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks

Then of course is the final, and toughest, team left in the NFC playoff picture; the Seattle Seahawks.  While Seattle got off to a sluggish start, they have won their last five games and look like the Super Bowl winners from last year.

Russell Wilson has been playing some of his best football of his young career, and Seattle’s defense looks like it is back in championship form.

Once the Seahawks got their defensive leaders, Kam Chancellor and Bobby Wagner, back from injury about a month ago, the defense has been playing at an elite level.  They have given up single-digit point totals in four of their past five games, including two against the 49ers and two against the Cardinals.

Seattle looks like they’re on pace to have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, only needing to win against the Rams and hope the Packers-Lions game doesn’t end in a tie.  If they were to lock up home field, it would be extremely difficult for Green Bay to go into Seattle and win.

The Packers tried to do that very thing in Week 1 of this season, but got smothered trying to do so.  Rodgers was held to just 189 yards passing while Marshawn Lynch had 110 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

If you combine the absolutely deafening noise in Seattle, with how well the team seems to be clicking, I just can’t see many scenario’s with the Packers winning.  Rodgers would have to be flawless, and the Packers’ defense would need to generate turnovers; a lot of turnovers.

But hey, Green Bay has shown they like being underdogs.  Rodgers always seem to play his best when the Packers are counted out (see Super Bowl XLV run).

Let us know what you think!  Should Green Bay fear Seattle the most?  Dallas?  No one?  Comment below!