The NFC divisional round matchup between the Packers and Seahawks on Sunday recalls negative memories for both Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson.
Rodgers suffered one of the most heartbreaking losses of his career against Seattle in the 2015 NFC championship when Green Bay blew a 19-7 fourth-quarter lead in a matter of three minutes. Rodgers, hobbled by injury, threw two interceptions in the contest. Wilson, meanwhile, threw four interceptions, and he threw five picks in a 2016 regular-season matchup against the Packers.
Still, these are two of the most renowned quarterbacks in football. They will be expected to solve their respective issues against one another. Should they indeed get back on track and deliver a high-scoring contest, it could prove the most entertaining NFL game of the weekend.
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Green Bay hosts Sunday’s game after narrowly securing the No. 2 seed in the NFC. Seattle needed to beat the Eagles in Philadelphia in order to get this far.
Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Packers vs. Seahawks in the NFL divisional round playoff game. Follow along below.
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Packers vs. Seahawks live updates, highlights from divisional playoff game
9:08 p.m.: Seattle is past midfield. The offense has completely rebounded in the second half.
9:01 p.m.: Green Bay punts the ball back. Seattle can cut its deficit to four here if it manages a touchdown.
End of third quarter: Packers 28, Seahawks 17
8:52 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Seahawks. Wilson is getting hot. He slings a pass to Lockett for the score, and Seattle is now down 11. 28-17, Packers.
8:51 p.m.: Wilson runs it down to the 6.
8:49 p.m. : Wilson is making plays with his legs in the second half. He’s up to 54 rushing yards on just five carries. Seattle is on the move again.
8:39 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Packers. What a response from Green Bay. Adams breaks to the sideline on a corner route, then evades two defenders en route to the end zone after making the catch. He has 128 receiving yards. 28-10, Packers.
8:30 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Seahawks. Lynch pushes through the line for Seattle’s first touchdown tonight. 21-10, Packers.
8:27 p.m.: Wilson breaks a 22-yard run past midfield.
8:24 p.m.: Seattle receives the second half kickoff. Can the Seahawks stage a dramatic comeback?
8:17 p.m.: A nice halftime moment for Jimmie Johnson, who was told he’ll be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
8:11 p.m.: Just a dominant performance on both sides of the ball from Green Bay across the first two quarters. Rodgers went 10-for-15 for 120 yards and a touchdown, and Jones ran for 46 yards and two scores. The Packers defense might have been even more impressive. Wilson took three sacks and appeared out of sync most of the half.
Halftime: Packers 21, Seahawks 3
8:03 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Packers. Jones notches his second rushing touchdown of the night. 21-3, Packers.
7:46 p.m.: Two-minute warning. The Packers are inside the 10 with a chance to further expand their lead before halftime.
7:54 p.m.: Jadeveon Clowney commits a facemask penalty, giving Green Bay first down in the red zone.
7:48 p.m.: Tyler Ervin gashes the Seahawks on first down. He’s a nice change-of-pace weapon for the Packers.
7:45 p.m.: NO GOOD. Jason Myers can’t hit his field goal attempt from 50 yards out.
7:43 p.m.: This Packers defense is a different animal than the one that last appeared in the playoffs. The unit is giving Wilson a number of looks to keep him out of sorts.
7:40 p.m.: Lockett hauls in a 31-yard reception, his second big play of the contest.
7:34 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Packers. Jones barely pushes past the goal line on a third-down rush up the middle. 14-3, Packers.
7:33 p.m.: Rodgers burns his last remaining timeout with more than nine minutes left in the half. Third-and-goal coming up.
7:29 p.m.: The Packers are marching again. Rodgers draws Seattle offside to push the offense inside the 10.
7:25 p.m.: Adams already has five catches for 78 yards and a score.
End of first quarter: Packers 7, Seahawks 3
7:19 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Seahawks. Wilson’s 28-yard connection with Tyler Lockett sets up a 45-yard kick. 7-3, Packers.
7:17 p.m.: Finally some ball movement for the Seahawks.
7:14 p.m.: An offensive pass interference costs Green Bay a first down. A strong open field tackle by safety Bradley McDougald on Jamaal Williams then ends the Packers’ drive.
7:08 p.m.: Marshawn Lynch rumbles for eight yards on first down to begin Seattle’s drive before being bottled up at the line of scrimmage on second and third down. Disappointing for the Seahawks not to convert there.
7:04 p.m.: Seattle’s defense looks much, much better its second time on the field. The Seahawks make Green Bay punt from its own end zone.
6:59 p.m.: Green Bay forces a punt. While it was frustrated with the result of the replay review, its defense comes away unscathed.
6:55 p.m.: The call stands. While it was ruled a fumble, there was no clear recovery, according to officials.
6:52 p.m.: Seattle’s Jacob Hollister appears to fumble the ball after securing a catch, but officials rule him down on the field. Green Bay will challenge that ruling.
6:48 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Packers. Rodgers hits a wide-open Davante Adams down the sideline to put Green Bay ahead. That was a very impressive first drive. 7-0, Packers.
6:45 p.m.: Green Bay is in rhythm early on. A couple of nice throws from Rodgers has the home team inside the Seattle 30.
6:42 p.m.: Aaron Jones picks up 23 yards on the first play of the game.
6:40 p.m. — Hello, all. The Packers receive the opening kickoff, and we’re underway.
6:30 p.m.: Anthony Davis is in the house. As is Lil Wayne.