Packers to host Seahawks in divisional round of playoffs

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers will host the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round next week.

The rematch of the NFC Championship Game is on.

Following the wild-card round, the Green Bay Packers now know their opponents for the divisional round next weekend, and it’s a team they’re very familiar with. At Lambeau Field next Sunday evening, the Packers will host the Seattle Seahawks.

It will be the final game of the NFL divisional round, kicking off at 5:40 p.m. CT on Sunday, Jan. 12.

The Seahawks defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 17-9 on Sunday. As they are the highest remaining seed from the wild-card round, they will head to Green Bay a week from today.

The biggest shock of the day came in the early game. The Minnesota Vikings upset the New Orleans Saints on the road, winning 26-20 in overtime. Had the Saints won, they’d have headed to Lambeau Field next week.

As the Vikings are the lowest seed remaining, they head to Levi’s Stadium to meet the number one-seed San Francisco 49ers.

So the rematch from five years ago awaits.

That game needs no introduction, of course. But this one is different. This time, it will be played at Lambeau Field.

Since their meeting in the NFC title game in 2015, Green Bay is 3-1 against Seattle. Notably, all three of those victories were at home with the only loss coming at CenturyLink Field. In fact, the past eight meetings between the Packers and Seahawks have been won by the home team.

There will be no shortage of storylines entering this game. A trip to the NFC Championship Game is on the line.

The Packers are an impressive 7-1 at Lambeau Field this season, but the Seahawks have been equally dominant on the road, winning eight of their nine games, including Sunday’s win in the wild-card round.

We’re set for another chapter in this rivalry, and the Packers finally have an opportunity to get revenge against the Seahawks in the playoffs.