Sports | January 13, 2020 12:23 am

In Close Game, Green Bay Packers Defeat Seattle Seahawks 28-23

Packers are set to play the 49ers next week

Divisional Round - Seattle Seahawks v Green Bay Packers
Tyler Lockett of the Seattle Seahawks hugs Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers after the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 12, 2020.
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It’s been a season of emotionally and physically exhausting postseason games in the NFL, abounding with heroic performances and thrilling reversals of fortune. Sunday night’s clash between the Packers and the Seahawks was no different: these two evenly matched teams faced off in a thrilling game in Green Bay.

When the final seconds elapsed, it was the home team who were the jubilant victors — but it wasn’t easy, even considering that the Packers were the first to score. The Seahawks remained competitive until the end, with a late-game drive that nearly flipped the balance of power.

At halftime, the Packers were up by a 21-3 margin. In the second half, Seattle bounced back; both Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers had commanding games at quarterback, making for a thrilling experience for fans of both teams. Both quarterbacks threw memorable passes along the way. The game that emerged in the second half was a more strategic one for both Seattle and Green Bay, allowing both teams chances to shine on both offense and defense.

Up next for Green Bay: an NFC Championship Game matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. San Francisco might be favorites heading into that game, but as this weekend’s playoffs have shown — nearly anything is possible.

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