Championship round weekend of the 2015 NFL Playoffs is here. With only four teams left, the winners of these games will represent their respective conference in Super Bowl XLIX. The first game on Sunday takes place for the NFC Championship title. The Green Bay Packers will be on the road take on the Seattle Seahawks.
This is a game that I fully expect the Seattle to not only win, but dominate. The Packers just aren't the same team on the road that they are in the confines of the frozen tundra at Lambeau Field. While Green Bay looked invincible at home in 2014, they looked very mortal in away games. The Packers finished with a 4-4 record on the road. Green Bay's four road wins came over teams that didn't make the playoffs: the Buccaneers, the Vikings, the Dolphins, and the Bears. Wins over Minnesota and Miami came only by three point margins.
Meanwhile, the Seahawks have been dominant at home. They only lost one game in 2014. The Seahawks are scoring an average 26.7 points and only allowing an average of 15.5 in their last nine games. That's an 11.2 margin.
Aaron Rodgers didn't look close to 100% against the Dallas Cowboys in the Divisional round last week until late in the game. A full-healthy Rodgers only managed to put up 16 points in Seattle in Week 1. I have a hard time seeing an injured Rodgers doing much better. I like the Seahawks to win and cover as seven and a half point favorites here: 28 to 17.
Here is all the information you need to know in order to watch the game:
Location: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
Game time: 3:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 18
Online streaming: FOX Sports GO
Odds: Seahawks -7.5
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