The NFC Championship game is upon us and only two teams remain with a shot to hoist the Halas Trophy. The Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks will vie right to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. The Packers took care of the Dallas Cowboys at home while the Seahawks sent the Carolina Panthers back to the east coast for an earlier than wanted vacation.
If you are interested in who the writers picked to win the AFC Championship game you can read 2014-2015 AFC Championship Predictions: Colts vs Patriots.
Which team will travel to University of Phoenix Stadium with a shot to win the Super Bowl? Some of the Sports Unbiased writers got together to predict the winner of the NFC Championship game, heck they even gave you a final score. Let’s get to it.
Date – January 18th
Location – Centurylink Field
T.V. – FOX 3:05 PM ET
Opponents – Green Bay Packers (12-4) at Seattle Seahawks (12-4)
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Keith – Seattle has positioned itself perfectly to make a legitimate run at a title defense. Just one game away from being back in the Super Bowl, the super birds have their work cut out for them as they will be receiving a visit from Aaron Rodgers and company this weekend in the NFC title game.
Seattle is coming off a powerful outing against the mediocre Carolina Panthers while Green Bay may or may not deserve to be here, depending on your feelings about the Dez Bryant “catch”…but regardless, Green Bay won so Green Bay advances.
The Packers and Seahawks have met before though, a Week 1 clash with the 12th man as witness–and on Sunday, that same 12th man expects to witness a return to glory fit for the birds. Super Bowl or bust, here the Seahawks come!
Zach – As a guy who was raised from infancy as a Packers fan, I want to say that Green Bay can win this game. I certainly hope it happens, but I won’t be holding my breath. Seattle has been revving back up to championship form over the past two months, and CenturyLink Field is one of the toughest places in the country to visit.
Russell Wilson continues to cement his place among the elite tier of NFL quarterbacks, Marshawn Lynch is in full Beast Mode, and the defense might be even better than last year’s dominant unit. Combined with the injury to Aaron Rodgers’ calf, this could get ugly early. What I want to see and what I’m likely to see are two very different things.
J.R. – The Seattle Seahawks will surprise many, as very few people picked them to reach the Super Bowl for the second consecutive season. Ladies and gentleman, you are witnessing an NFL dynasty the likes we have not seen since the Dallas Cowboys won multiple Super Bowl titles in the 1990’s. Their defense is so good that it sometimes overshadows their elite offense. Led by Russell Wilson, the Seahawks are going to destroy the Green bay Packers in the same blowout fashion as their season opener. Aaron Rodgers is not 100 percent healthy and the Seattle defense will eat him alive.
Adam – For weeks I was steadfast in the belief that Seattle was a bit overrated. A great team but a bit overrated due to inferior offensive competition the second half of the year. I believed that when the rubber hit the road the Seattle Seahawks could be exposed a bit by the right team.
However, the last two weeks have changed my tune. Carolina was on a roll heading into Seattle. They hung in there for 50 minutes but when pressed the Seattle defense clamped down while Russell Wilson and Co. handled their business.
Green Bay is a great team and I believe that match up better than many would believe. Aaron Rodgers is the best in the game and when he touches the ball there is always a chance. However, when you couple a 36-16 Seattle win earlier this year with the playoff caliber noise the 12th man can bring it will be hard for the Packers to get the job done. While close, I believe Seattle gets it done late.