The Seattle Seahawks have been in this situation before.
For the second-straight season, the Seahawks will host the NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field, where they will face the Green Bay Packers in a rematch of the season opener.
Pete Carroll’s Seahawks topped San Francisco 23-17 in the NFCCG last season before crushing Peyton Manning’s Broncos 43-8 in the Super Bowl.
Back on Sept. 4, Green Bay came to Seattle, watched Seahawks raise their Super Bowl championship banner, then proceeded to get run out of town in a 36-16 rout to open the NFL season.
The Packers last played in the NFC title game after the 2010 season, their Super Bowl-winning year.
The Seahawks opened as 7-point favorites at the Westgate sportsbook in Las Vegas.
Here’s what you need to know about the game:
Sunday, January 18, 2015
3:05 p.m. Eastern
Seahawks (-7) … Line provided by Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook