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Jan 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Green Bay Packers linebacker

Clay Matthews

(52) tackles Seattle Seahawks quarterback

Russell Wilson

(3) in the NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Packers 28-22 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

This week the Green Bay Packers host current arch rival Seattle Seahawks who are still smarting after a loss to their divisional rival St. Louis Rams.

With that loss, the Seahawks find themselves alone in last place. And losing breeds controversy.

During the game, the Rams kept pressure on Russell Wilson sacking him six times and causing him to duck and run on other occasions. The Seahawks didn’t score an offensive TD until the 4th quarter.

Seattle’s defense and special teams kept them in the game scoring on a 57 yard punt return by Tyler Lockett and an 8 yard fumble recovery.  The Seahawks defense had two sacks, three forced fumbles and recoveries, 7 tackles for loss (TFL) and 7 QB hits.

The Packers will have to keep an eye on Michael Bennett who recorded four tackles (all for loss), one sack and one QB hit.

Marshawn Lynch was slowed by a staunch Rams defense and was limited to 73 yards on 18 carries. He did score on a two-point conversion. He also caught five balls out of the backfield for 31 yards. You know that Seattle will try to get Beastmode going early against the Packers.

All-world tight end, Jimmy Graham was limited to six catches for 51 yards and one TD.

Next: Controversy brewing in Seattle