If Seattle wants a second straight trip to the Super Bowl, here are three vital areas to focus on.
The Green Bay Packers played the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1 as the first game of the season. This week, the Packers will look to avenge their 36-16 loss in the opener. Both teams are different teams than in that first meeting, but Bovada sees the Seahawks as 7.5 point favorites at home.
That was John Madden’s reaction to the fourth quarter, fourth down Dez Bryant catch near the goal line that was overturned on replay.
The Carolina Panthers got through the Wild Card round of the playoffs and are now faced with the defending Super Bowl champions in the divisional round. Luckily, their injuries are nothing but a handful as everyone is needed for the match-up with the Seattle Seahawks.
The Patriots are favored by a touchdown in Saturday’s playoff game against Baltimore in New England. But John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew the Ravens don’t act like underdogs.
Seattle must make the most of their home-field advantage against the Panthers.
The Carolina Panthers know they have a hard test ahead of them in the Seattle Seahawks, but facing them at CenturyLink Field will make it even tougher. To prepare for one of the loudest places on earth, they amped up the sound at practice.
John Madden said he expects Carolina to give the Seahawks a fight in Seattle Saturday.
They clashed at both the college and the pro levels but now that Jim Harbaugh has left the 49ers and the NFC West, it appears he will not be missed by Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll.
The Green Bay Packers do not have many holes in their game as they enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the NFC. However, one is their blocking in the kicking game. They allowed more combined blocked field goals, extra point attempts and punts than they had in the previous five seasons combined.