Packers QB Aaron Rodgers vs. Richard Sherman and the Seahawks Defense: Who Will Go to The Super Bowl?

SEATTLE, WA. — The Green Bay Packers (13-4) will meet the Seattle Seahawks (13-4) at Seattle on Sunday at 3:05 p.m. ET where they will vie for the NFC Title Championship. The game will be televised on CBS. It’s being billed as Aaron Rodgers vs. Richard Sherman and the Seahawks defense, but who has the advantage?

Aaron Rodgers health will be a huge factor with his left calf still being injured, and the Seahawk’s defense will pursue him mercilessly. The Seahawks appear to be unstoppable at this point and with the game being played at Seattle, the advantage has to go to the Seahawks, but one can never count Aaron Rodgers out.

How will Green Bay tackle Seattle’s defense?

Rodgers practiced Wednesday, but was limited. He says he feels “pretty similar” to the week before. He admits the leg hurts, and his mobility is limited. However, his gameday production hasn’t been hampered, as he passed for 316 yards and three touchdowns Sunday in Green Bay’s 26-21 divisional round win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was skeptical about all the attention to Rodgers injury.

“He only threw for 316, geez,” Carroll said. “That’s a tremendous accomplishment. He’s been a great player for a long time, and the great players have a way of figuring it out, you know, and how to adapt and get it done and still play. That’s part of why they’re great, whatever it is, the resourcefulness, to figure out the situations. They adapted. He did fine.” After the Dallas game, Rodgers said he is confident that he has a good 120 minutes left in him. On Wednesday he added the caution, “I just hope we don’t go into overtime.” Source: The News Tribune.

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Rodgers is the NFL’s all-time career leader in passer rating during the regular season with a rating of 106 and second all-time in the postseason with a rating of 105.3 (among passers with at least 1,500 and 150 pass attempts, respectively). He currently is the only quarterback to have a career passer rating of over 100.0 in the regular season as well as having the best touchdown to interception ratio in NFL history at 3.96 touchdowns per interception. He also holds the league’s lowest career passing interception percentage for quarterbacks during the regular season at 1.6 percent and the single-season passer rating record of 122.5

Sherman has more interceptions (24) and defended passes (61) than any other NFL player since entering the NFL, and many analysts consider him to be the league’s best cornerback. He is part of the “Legion of Boom,” a nickname given to the Seahawks’ starting secondary which contributed to Seattle having the best pass defense in the NFL in 2013. This unit helped the Seahawks win their first Super Bowl in New York in February 2014; their 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos matched the third-largest margin of victory ever in the history of the Super Bowl.

On Sunday, the slate will be wiped clean and it will be a brand new ball game. Defense wins big games, but I believe it will come down to preparation and who wants it more. What do you think? Which team has the advantage? Which team will go to the Super Bowl: Green Bay or Seattle?

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