GREEN BAY – The Packers and Seahawks meet in the postseason for the fourth time, with a berth in the NFC Championship Game on the line.
Here are five things to watch:
1. Changing a trend: The Seahawks’ defense recorded just 28 sacks in 16 regular-season games, less than two per contest. But then the unit, led by Jadeveon Clowney, went out and sacked Philadelphia’s QBs seven times last Sunday. RT Bryan Bulaga could get the lion’s share of work against Clowney, and slowing him down will be key to making last week’s Seattle pass rush an anomaly.
2. Rookie sensations: Each team has a rookie making a huge contribution. Seattle’s is more high-profile in WR DK Metcalf, who had 160 receiving yards in the Seahawks’ wild-card win last week at Philadelphia. Green Bay’s is in the trenches, LG Elgton Jenkins, who has been impressive as a run-blocker and rock solid in pass protection.