GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Packers extended their season another week.
Davante Adams was MVP for the Packers on Sunday night, as he caught eight passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns. Green Bay’s defense was very active– Preston Smith and Za’Darius Smith recorded two sacks apiece.
Green Bay held off the Seahawks in the second half to pull off a 28-23 win in the NFC’s Divisional Round at Lambeau Field. The Packers will have a chance to advance to their first Super Bowl since a Super Bowl XLV win over the Steelers in 2011.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw the two TD passes to Jones and went 16 of 27 for 243 yards for the contest.
In their first playoff appearance in three seasons, the Packers are heading to the conference title game for the first time since 2017 when they lost to the Falcons, 44-21.
The first score came through Adams, who was found by a 20-yard Rodgers dime after an eight-play, 75-yard drive early in the drive.
Seattle went into halftime down 21-3 but scored 20 points in the second half to come within one possession in changing their outcome.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers put the game away on their final drive, including a big game from Davante Adams, who ran freely through the Seahawks all game long.
Rodgers had a solid game, too, completing 15 of 26 passes for 234 yards and two touchdown passes.
Aaron Jones — had a great game on the ground, rushing for 62 yards on 21 carries and two scores.
With a little over two-minute to play in the game, the Packers were faced with a third-and-nine which Rodgers hit Jimmy Graham on a crossing route for a first down.
Green Bay finished the regular season 13-3 and won the NFC North under first-year head coach Matt LaFleur.
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson completed 21-of-31 for 277 yards and a TD and led the team with 64 rushing yards on seven carries. Tyler Lockett went for nine catches for 136 yards and a score while rookie sensation DK Metcalf added four catches for 59 yards. In his first playoff appearance since the 2015 season (as a member of the Seahawks), Marshawn Lynch rushed 12 times for 26 yards and two TDs, bumping him into a three-way tie for the sixth-most postseason rush TDs all-time.
The Packers will face the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday at Levi’s Stadium for the conference championship game. The 49ers beat the Minnesota Vikings 27-10 on Saturday to seal their spot in the matchup. (Jan. 19, 6:40 p.m./ET on FOX).