Packers Hold off Seahawks, Advance to NFC Championship

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The Packers are heading to the NFC Championship game where they’ll take on the 49ers. Green Bay defeated the Seahawks 28-23 at Lambeau Field in the NFL's final Divisional Playoff game.

The Packers wasted no time in getting points on the board early by jumping out to a 21-3 lead heading into the second half.

The connection between quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Davante Adams was just too much to handle for the Seattle secondary. Rodgers targeted Adams 11 times which amounted to eight catches for 160 yards and two touchdowns. Adams’ 160 yards is a Packers postseason record. Rodgers finished with 243 yards and two scores.

For the Seahawks, Russell Wilson led Seattle to three straight touchdowns in the second half, two of those drives were capped off by Marshawn Lynch touchdowns. Lynch’s second touchdown was the 12th playoff score of his career and put him ahead of Marcus Allen and LeGarrette Blount for the 5th most postseason rushing touchdowns. Lynch finished with 26 yards while Wilson led the team in rushing with 64 and passed for 277 yards and a touchdown.

The Packers also had a running back find the end zone twice, with Aaron Jones scoring two times while rushing for 62 yards.

Green Bay finished the regular season with a 13-3 record which made rookie head coach Matt LaFleur just the fifth coach to finish with 13 or more wins in their first season (Jim Caldwell 2009, Jim Harbaugh 2011, Steve Mariucci 1997 and George Seifert 1989). Green Bay won the NFC North for the first time since 2016 and are now tied with the Cowboys for the third most playoff victories (35) in franchise history.

The Packers will now travel to San Francisco to take on the top seeded 49ers in the NFC Championship game.