Packers overcome horriffic start to defeat Seahawks, 42-20

The Packers will play next week in the NFC championship game after beating the Seahawks at a snowy Lambeau Field on Saturday.  Despite the high margin of victory, a Green Bay win did not seem likely after the first 2 minutes, when Ryan Grant lost the wet football on 2 of his first 3 touches and the Seahawks quickly converted the turnovers into points.  Trailing by 14, however, the Packers decided to kick things into gear.  Brett Favre and the Packers marched down the field, scoring on a Favre-to-Jennings TD toss that has become very common this season.

From this point on, Seattle would score only 6 more points, in the form of two Josh Brown field goals.  The Packers, meanwhile, would go on to win 42-20.  It was a record-setting day for the Pack, as rookie running back Ryan Grant atoned for his early mistakes by setting a Green Bay postseason record for rushing yards in a game, with 201.  He also had 3 touchdowns.  Favre also extended his record for most consecutive postseason games with a touchdown (Favre would end up with 2 on the day).

Atari Bigby had a monster game, forcing a fumble and laying some absolutely huge hits on any Seahawks receivers who managed to catch the ball.  Bigby definitely showed off his range in Saturday’s game.

Green Bay will play either New York or Dallas in the NFC Championship game, depending on which team wins in Sunday night’s matchup.  The Packers managed to get out of the snowy, physical game without any significant injuries, which means that the Packers should have their whole team healthy for net week’s championship game.  Green Bay is one more win away from returning to the Super Bowl for the first time since their loss to the Broncos in the 1997-1998 season.


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