The Green Bay Packers have had trouble stopping the 49ers in their last two meetings. Now they have to try and beat them in the playoffs while facing injury issues on defense.
The Green Bay Packers pulled off a huge win to make the playoffs, but now they have to face off with the San Francisco 49ers. They will have to work to prevent a repeat of what happened when these two met last season.
Malcolm Smith returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown, Marshawn Lynch added a 2-yard scoring run and the Seahawks clinched the NFC West title and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a 27-9 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
Carson Palmer overcame four interceptions to find Michael Floyd for a 31-yard touchdown with 2:13 left, and Arizona (10-5) won for the seventh time in eight games and snapped the Seahawks’ 14-game home win streak.
The Seahawks’ top-ranked defense is good enough to win on any field and carry Pete Carroll and company back to New Jersey for the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 3.
Marshawn Lynch scored on a twisting 2-yard run, Seattle picked off five Eli Manning passes and manhandled the New York Giants 23-0 Sunday.
Even at 11-1, with the best record in the NFL and a 14-game home winning streak, the Seahawks remain unsatisfied, at least until they have clinched what’s most important to them: Home-field advantage in the playoffs.
AP Sports Writer Tim Booth says It almost seems unfair to the rest of the league that the best team in the NFC might be the closest it’s been to being fully healthy all season going into Week 11.
The Seattle Seahawks may be leading the NFC thanks to the best start in team history, but the past two weeks have exposed a number of their flaws.
With the Rams franchise quarterback Sam Bradford out with a torn ACL, this is a game that Seattle should thoroughly dominate. They just need to remember that it’s not a given, and everything should be fine.