Packers to host Seahawks in NFC Divisional Round after Seattle wins against Eagles
The Green Bay Packers know who they will face when they try to defend their home turf on Sunday, Jan. 12. The Seattle Seahawks, after beating the Philadelphia Eagles 17-9, will travel to Wisconsin to face the Packers. The winner goes to the NFC Championship.
The Packers finished as the NFC’s second seed with a 13-3 record. They edged out the New Orleans Saints for the spot, who lost to the Minnesota Vikings in upset fashion on Sunday.
Four teams are remaining in the NFC. The Packers, Seahawks and Vikings are all behind the San Francisco 49ers, the conference’s top seed. The 49ers will host the Vikings to determine who faces the winner of the Packers and Seahawks tilt.
If the 49ers were to beat the Vikings on Saturday, the Packers would be playing their last home game of the season on Sunday, no matter who wins. If the Vikings win and the Packers win, Green Bay will host one more game.
On the AFC side, the Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans all remain in the hunt. The Ravens will host the Titans — who upset the New England Patriots at Foxboro on Saturday — on Saturday. The Chiefs will do the same with the Texans on Sunday. The winners of the two games will meet in the AFC Championship game.
Eight teams remain. The Packers, under first-year head coach Matt LaFleur are one of them. Though they’ve won ugly all year, they still benefitted from the first-round bye. Now, they must defend Lambeau Field.