Packers vs Seahawks: Who Has The Edge? Seattle’s Russell Wilson (3) and Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers (12) square off at historic Lambeau Field … [+] in an NFC Divisional playoff game Sunday.
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The Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks play two time zones away. They’re separated by four states and nearly 2,000 miles.
But in the past decade, these two NFC powers have established one of the better rivalries in football.
The Packers and Seahawks have met seven times since the start of the 2012 season, with Seattle holding a 4-3 advantage. All seven games have been won by the home team, including the 2014 NFC Championship Game in which the Seahawks rallied for an improbable 28-22 overtime win.
The teams meet again Sunday at 5:40 CST at historic Lambeau Field in an NFC Divisional playoff game. Green Bay (13-3) is a 4.5-point favorite over Seattle (12-5).
“They’re a tough team,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur said. “They’ve been extremely tough on the road as well. It’s going to be a great challenge.”
Here’s a look at each positional group and which team has the edge.
Seattle gave Russell Wilson a four-year, $140 million contract extension in April, 2019 with $65 million guarantees that made him the NFL’s highest paid player. He’s been worth every penny.
Wilson had another MVP-type season, with 31 touchdown passes, just five interceptions, 4,110 passing yards and a 106.3 passer rating.
Wilson has a career playoff record of 9-5, led Seattle to a Super Bowl championship in 2013 and a runner-up finish in 2014.
Wilson is also one of the most clutch players in the league, and after just eight seasons, already ranks 21st in game-winning drives (28) and 23rd all-time in fourth quarterback comeback wins (21).
Wilson is particularly dangerous when he breaks containment, gets outside of the pocket and extends plays.
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“You really have to think about it as playing two plays – the initial play and then when the play breaks down and Russell starts moving around, that’s a whole new play,” Packers safety Darnell Savage said. “Just stay disciplined and keep your eyes in the right places. Just don’t relax, really. Just kind of stay on him.”
Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers signed a four-year, $134 million contract extension in Aug., 2018. That deal can be worth up to $180 million if Rodgers hits all of the incentives.
Rodgers, 36, has had two ho-hum years, at least by his standards, since signing that deal.
Rodgers’ passer rating this season was 95.4, his third-lowest since becoming a starter in 2008. His completion percentage (62.0%) and yards per attempt (7.0) were also the second-lowest in that time.
In the season half of the 2019 campaign, Rodgers had a quarterback passer rating of 84.2. And in the last three games, he completed an un-Rodgers like 53.9% of his passes.