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Win over Bears = Hawks vs. Packers at Qwest

Post by Eric Williams on Jan. 15, 2011 at 8:19 pm with 32 Comments »
January 15, 2011 8:21 pm
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers (AP file photo).

With No. 6 seed Green Bay defeating No. 1 seed Atlanta 48-21 at the Georgia Dome to advance to the NFC championship game, the Seahawks would get their wish and host the NFC Championship with a win over Chicago on Sunday.

Even though the Packers have a better record at 12-6, the Seahawks would host the NFC Championship because they won the NFC West and advanced to the playoffs as the No. 4 seed.

The last time the two teams met in the playoffs, Seattle traveled to Green Bay in a 2007 NFC divisional playoff, losing 42-20. Seattle took an early 14-0 lead, but the Packers outscored them 42-6 the rest of the way.

The Packers hold an 8-5 edge of Seattle in the regular-season series, and 2-0 advantage in the playoffs.

Check out Green Bay’s season stats here.

Leave a comment Comments → 32
  1. IdahoHawk says:

    Are the stars aligning?

  2. vichawkfan says:

    can you imagine? after what this team has gone through in one year? wow……1pm tomorrow, let’s hope we’re all freaking out!

  3. Amazing season!

  4. scottftlc says:

    What a great thing to have the NFC championship in Qwest this year…that’d outdo Arizona’s run a couple of years ago. It’s why you never give up hope…strange things happen.

    Facing Green Bay, the way they are playing now, doesn’t seem a pleasant reward…but it sure as hell beats any other alternative.

  5. “Facing Green Bay, the way they are playing now, doesn’t seem a pleasant reward…but it sure as hell beats any other alternative.”

    So true.

  6. IdahoHawk says:

    Jay Cutler will get pressure tomorrow and he will fold. 3 INT’S HAWKS WIN

  7. IdahoHawk says:

    23 deg light wind. No snow. No massive elements to worry about.

  8. The light wind will definitely benefit the Seahawks, as Cutler can throw bulletts and Matt doesn’t have a cannon. I’ll take Matt’s brain over Crybaby’s anyday though. I can’t believe I have to wait 11 hours for the game to begin!

    Does anyone know of any sites to get cheap airline tickets? I may need a flight from Minneapolis – Seattle for next weekend if the ticket won’t cost an arm and leg.

  9. As dearly as I and the rest of us would love to see a Seattle – New England/Pittsburgh/New York Super Bowl, it’s way too easy for me to imagine the ‘powers’ residing in NFL head offices preferring a Green Bay – Chicago NFC Championship game (big market money talks in the NFL). I much prefer dismissing the notion of conspiracy but I also really hated the lingering sense that the zebras played SB 40 along with the Steelers and the Seahawks. I don’t care who you were a fan of and I don’t care that the Hawks screwed up on a number of other things that could’ve cemented the Super Bowl victory – I don’t care – there was controversy. And that’s a regrettable thing. Here’s hoping the Bears play so poorly for some reason, and the Hawks so well – that there’s nothing the refs can do to influence who wins!

  10. Wow. This is too freakin’ weird. One thing that does concern me is i can’t imagine the powers that be in the NFL being very happy with the thought of a 7-9 team from a relatively small/isolated market being in the super bowl.

    That said, I’d LOVE to see the NFC championship here. It is likely my dad is dying, & it would also make him very happy to see a Seattle championship before he goes.

  11. Yolohawk says:

    “there was controversy”
    Well put Ciggy,

    I get the whole NFL wants to steer games, and how can it it be denied?
    Why wouldn’t the NFL want a rematch of Superbowl XL and a chance to save face from so many who are like minded? Only this time let the players play. I’ll neverforget Hass getting flagged for making an awesome play.

    How could a losing record underdog who put the rieghning champs down last week not be “money” for the NFL?

    It’s Our Time to Shine after we Earn Everything!

  12. moo – sorry. Losing a parent sucks. I have never experienced a worse feeling. If it’d make him that much happier to see the ‘Hawks win, I’ll even root harder for them (if that’s possible).

    In an unrelated topic, I’d feel so much better if we had Josh Wilson tomorrow and against Green Bay than some crappy 5th round draft pick. Overall, I love our Mr. Happy/Duke Boy direction, but NOBODY can say (and be honest) that they wouldn’t rather have Josh Wilson tomorrow (and, hopefully, next Sunday, and, hopefully, Super Sunday either) over a crap pick.

  13. bird_spit says:


    Lets all pray your dad has the greatest 3 weeks that the seahawks can deliver.

  14. I can tell you this, the whole country and the world is rooting for Seahawks. Everybody loves the underdog. I live in San Fran and I can tell you all my 9er’s bodies are rooting for the Hawks.


  15. If the Saints could have beaten the “lowly” Seahawks last week, they would have, again, hosted the NFC Championship Game (2 years in a row!). Assuming they beat the Bears, of course. Personally, I think the Saints are much better than the Bears.

  16. Good luck Hawks. Beat the hell out of the bears!

  17. If you had a choice between a close loss in Chicago or a blowout loss in the NFC championship game, which would you choose?

    It’s a tough one for me. I suppose the thrill of beating Chicago — even if the Seahawks get blown out by Green Bay — would be worth it. And just getting to the final four would be a major achievement for the Seahawks.

    It’s hard for me to dream about a Super Bowl title when I know that the Patriots and Packers are scary good.

  18. scottftlc says:

    The Packers really do look good and they are peaking at the right time. They look tough…but what the hell? Stranger things have happened. I’d take the win in Chicago and take my chances on lightning striking again. Keep the good times rolling.

  19. MattandCindy says:

    moo – Man….I’m sorry buddy. Losing a parent, no matter the age, is an extremely tough experience. I’m praying for you and your father. That being said, it’s gonna make me even more jacked and pumped tomorrow when the Hawks destroy the Bears.


  20. vichawkfan says:

    10 hrs to kick-off……I get the feeling things are lining up for our team. Sleep tight in Seattle tonight!

  21. 9 hours and 14 minutes to kick-off!!!

  22. devisscher says:

    7 hours 40 minutes

  23. seahawks12thman says:

    Can’t sleep!

    6 hours 40 minutes

  24. seahawklovertoo says:

    4 hours , 45 mins

  25. seahawklovertoo says:

    I honestly think it can be done; we can win. Actualy, I fear the zebras more than the Bears.

  26. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Jimmy Johnson is one that has been behind the Hawks all year long, and behind what Pete Carroll has done with them!

  27. devisscher says:

    less than 4 hours

  28. Go Seadogs!
    Win and a home game… might make that

    4 hrs 4 min or 9min to kickoff

  29. Dukeshire says:

    Finally, gameday!

  30. IdahoHawk says:

    2hrs 35min.

  31. 2 hours, 3 minutes

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