Green Bay Packers top Seattle Seahawks 28-23, will head to NFC championship game
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Green Bay Packers topped Seattle 28-23 Sunday night, Jan 12., sending the Packers to the NFC championship game.
The Packers will play at top-seeded San Francisco next weekend for the conference.
The Packers struck first with a 20-yard-pass from Aaron Rodgers to Davante Adams. Giving the Packers a 7-0 lead.
The Seahawks added a field goal to make the score 7-3 Packers at the end of the 1st quarter.
The Packers struck again with a touchdown run from Aaron Jones. With 9:49 left in the 2nd quarter, score of 14-3.
The Seahawks had a good drive going, but a sack and an incompletion ended their drive, forcing a 50-yard field goal try, which they missed. Score remained 14-3 with 5:43 remaining in the 2nd quarter.
The Packers put together a nice drive, including a QB sneak by Rodgers on 3rd and 1, and added a 1-yard touchdown by Jones, 21-3.
The Seahawks got the ball in the final two minutes of the half, but were unable to score.
Teams head to the locker room 21-3 at halftime.
The Seahawks got the ball to start the 2nd half and marched down the field quickly. They had a 4th and very short conversion in the red zone prior to a one-yard rushing TD by Marshawn Lynch. Score of 21-10 Packers with 9:44 left in the 3rd quarter.
The Packers answered quickly and added a 40-yard touchdown from Rodgers to Adams. The Packers led 28-10 with 7:09 left in the 3rd quarter.
The Seahawks answered back with several first downs before a seven yard pass from Russell Wilson to Tyler Lockett for a touchdown. Score of 28-17 with 39 seconds left in the 3rd quarter.
The Seahawks got the ball back after the Packers couldn't do anything on their drive. The Seahawks got the ball down to the one-yard line and were able to punch it in with another Lynch touchdown. The Seahawks went for two after the touchdown and Wilson was sacked. Tightening the score to 28-23.
Green Bay got the ball back, but were forced to punt. Score of 28-23 with 4:54 left in the game.
On the Seahawks next series, the Packers came up with a huge sack on 3rd down. It's now 28-23 with just 2:26 left in the game.
The Packers, needing to kill time, were able to come up with a big 3rd down conversion with 1:48 remaining. From there, they were able to kneel the clock down to 0:00 to get the win 28-23.