The Green Bay Packers led 28-10 at the end of three quarters but had to withstand another late charge by Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday during the NFC Divisional playoffs.
The Packers defeated Seattle 28-23 on Sunday to reach the NFC Championship Game and are set to meet the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday with a berth in Super Bowl LIV at stake.
Aaron Rodgers made a pair of huge third down throws late in the fourth quarter – one to Davante Adams and another to former Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham – to put the game away and most importantly, keep it out of Wilson’s capable hands.
Overall, Rodgers threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns. Meanwhile, Wilson countered with 277 yards and a touchdown but was sacked five times including a critical third down one on what proved to be Seattle’s final possession of the game.
Now, the Packers face their most formidable challenge of the season – a rematch with the 49ers, who took then apart back in November. The 49ers crushed Green Bay 37-8 in what proved to be one of the worst regular season performances of Aaron Rodgers’s career.
The 49ers and Packers will meet in the nightcap of conference championship weekend at 6:40pm ET in Santa Clara, California.
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