Matchup: Green Bay Packers @ Seattle Seahawks
Date: Sunday, 3:05 p.m. ET
Location: Century Link Field
How to watch: FOX
The first match-up on Sunday will feature the Green Bay Packers facing the Seattle Seahawks to see who will move onto the Super Bowl.
The red-hot Seahawks are coming off a 31-14 victory over the Carolina Panthers. This game was all about Seattle’s defense, who forced three turnovers, and one that led to a pick six by strong safety Kam Chancellor.
Russell Wilson also had a big contribution to the win as he threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns. Seattle’s defense forced Newton into two fumbles.
Seattle will need to establish the running game against the Packers, and get running back Marshawn Lynch going. Lynch only ran for 59 yards against the Panthers. If they can get him going and work the read option with Wilson, then Seattle should have a good day running the ball.
The Green Bay Packers are coming off a hard-fought five point victory against the Dallas Cowboys, 26-21. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was still playing with an injured leg threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns. Green Bay’s running back Eddie Lacey also had a very strong game as well, running for 101 yards on 19 attempts. The Packers’ defense sacked Tony Romo four times.
The Packers will need to find out a way to stop the dynamic duo of Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch, who have rushed for a combined 2,155 yards.
This game could come down to both teams running game and pressuring the quarterback on the defensive end.
Matchup: Indianapolis Colts @ New England Patriots
Date: Sunday, 6:40 p.m. ET
Location: Gillette Stadium
How to watch: CBS
The Patriots are fresh off a nail-biting victory against the Baltimore Ravens. Tom Brady led the Patriots to victory by overcoming two 14 point deficits. Brady threw for 367 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for one touchdown as well.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski led the way in receiving with 108 yards and a touchdown. Receiver Danny Amendola had two touchdowns on 81 yards.
New England’s defense forced Baltimore’s quarterback Joe Flacco into two interceptions.
Brady will need to have another strong game against the Colts. New England cannot be one-dimensional against the Colts and need to run the ball. The Patriots only ran the ball for 14 yards against the Ravens.
The Colts are coming off an upset victory against Peyton Manning and the Broncos, 24-13. Andrew Luck threw for 265 yards and two touchdowns. Daniel Heron ran for 65 yards and a touchdown on 23 attempts.
This game should come down to the play of the quarterbacks. Whoever out plays the other should end up wining this game. Since Andrew Luck has been the quarterback for the Colts, they are 0-2 against the Patriots.