NFC Championship game capsule
GREEN BAY (13-4) at SEATTLE (13-4)
Sunday, 3:05 p.m. EST, FOX
OPENING LINE - Seahawks by 7.
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Green Bay 8-8-1, Seattle 10-6-1
SERIES RECORD - Green Bay leads 10-7.
LAST MEETING - Seahawks beat Packers 36-16, Sept. 4, 2014.
LAST WEEK - Packers beat Cowboys 26-21; Seahawks beat Panthers 31-17.
AP PRO32 RANKING - Packers No. 3, Seahawks No. 1.
PACKERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (11), PASS (8).
PACKERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (23), PASS (10).
SEAHAWKS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (1), PASS (27).
SEAHAWKS DEFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (3), PASS (1).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Seahawks trying to become 12th team to return to Super Bowl season after winning title. ... Packers seeking first Super Bowl trip since winning title in February 2011. ... Packers have won previous two playoff meetings between teams, both games in Green Bay. ... Seahawks beat Packers 36-16 in first game of NFL regular season in September on night Seattle's Super Bowl banner was unveiled. ... Seahawks have won past two regular season meetings. ... Packers are 3-2 all-time in NFC championship games and won past two on the road. ... QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 316 yards, three TDs and had passer rating of 125.6 in divisional round win over Cowboys despite playing with calf injury. The performance ranked top 10 all-time in Packers' playoff history in yards, touchdowns and passer rating. ... All five of Rodgers' interceptions in regular season came on road. ... RB Eddie Lacy rushed for 101 yards, becoming first Packers running back to top 100 yards in playoff game since James Starks in January 2011 vs. Eagles. ... Lacy held to 34 yards on 12 carries in season opener. ... Packers averaging 137.5 yards per game rushing over past eight games, last week included. ... WR Davonte Adams and WR Randall Cobb both topped 100 yards receiving vs. Cowboys. First pair of receivers in franchise history to do that in same playoff game. ... Two of Packers' TDs vs. Cowboys were caught by TEs - Andrew Quarless and Richard Rodgers. ... LB Julius Peppers had sack and two forced fumbles vs. Cowboys. ... LB Clay Matthews had 11 1/2 sacks in regular season, including 8 1/2 over the final eight games. ... CB Tramon Williams and CB Sam Shield both have four career INTs in postseason. ... Packers finished first in league in turnover margin (plus-14) during regular season. ... Seahawks would be first defending champion to return to Super Bowl since New England in 2004 playoffs. ... Seahawks have won eight straight home playoff games. ... QB Russell Wilson has highest postseason passer rating (109.6) in league history with minimum of 150 attempts. ... Wilson threw for 268 yards and three TDs last week vs. Panthers. His passer rating of 149.2 was fifth-highest for single game in postseason history. ... RB Marshawn Lynch rushed for 110 yards and TD in season opener. ... Lynch has rushed for 100 yards in three of past six postseason games. ... Percy Harvin, now with Jets, led Seahawks in first game against Packers with 59 yards receiving and added another 41 rushing. ... WR Jermaine Kearse has a touchdown reception in past three playoff games. Had career-high 129 yards receiving last week vs. Panthers. ... TE Luke Willson has three TDs in past three games. ... WR Paul Richardson out for season after tearing ACL in left knee vs. Panthers. ... C Max Unger expected to play despite aggravating an ankle injury late in win over Panthers. ... Seahawks only team in league to allow less than 200 yards per game passing. ... Packers held to 175 yards passing in season opener. ... DE Michael Bennett had two sacks and forced fumble in Week 1 vs. Packers. ... Panthers' fourth-quarter touchdown first points allowed by Seahawks in fourth quarter since Week 11. ... CB Richard Sherman had first postseason interception of career last week vs. Panthers. ... Packers did not throw at Sherman in first matchup this season. ... Strong safety Kam Chancellor returned interception 90 yards for TD in fourth quarter. Was first touchdown of career. ... Chancellor had 10 tackles vs. Panthers, most since season opener vs. Packers.
AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL