3 Bold Predictions for Packers-Seahawks Divisional Round Showdown

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The Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks are set to square off at Lambeau Field. | Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks went into Philadelphia and handled the Eagles' backups well in Round One. Now, though, they'll have to face off against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in the NFC Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs.

The last time these two teams met at this level was in the 2014 NFC Championship Game, where the Seahawks overcame a 16-point deficit late to win in overtime. But these aren't nearly the same teams from five years ago, and it's going to show during this playoff showdown.

Here are three bold predictions for how things will play out on Sunday.

3. The Packers Get Five Sacks

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Green Bay's pass rush will overwhelm the Seahawks. | Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Preston Smith and Za'Darius Smith have been absolute behemoths in the pass-rushing game this year, and the case will be no different come Sunday. Seattle's offensive line just isn't built to handle their crushing strength, especially if they head into the game without some of their star linemen. The two Smiths will each get to Russell Wilson at least once, and the Packers will rack up five sacks.

2. Russell Wilson Throws an Interception

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One of Russell Wilson's passes will end up in the arms of an opposing defender. | Steven Ryan/Getty Images

Wilson threw just five picks all year, but four of them have come since Week 10. The frigid conditions won't assist him, nor will his offensive line. With the weight of the Packers' pass rush bearing down on him all game, Wilson will be forced into some quick decisions, and one of them will end up going the other way.

1. The Packers Win by at Least 10

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The Packers are in good shape to pull away with a win over the Seahawks. | Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

The Packers are a far more well-rounded team this year than they have been in year's past. They've got a stout defense and an offense led by Aaron Rodgers that's strong enough to get the job done. Seattle will struggle to gain any significant momentum during the game, and Green Bay will calmly capture a victory of at least 10 points.