Kenny Clark, Bryan Bulaga both active for Packers vs. Seahawks

Ruben Hill
January 14, 2020

The Packers will play at top-seeded San Francisco next weekend for the conference.

As wild as the National Football League playoffs have been - the Houston Texans blowing a 24-0 lead versus the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans beating the New England Patriots in a wild card game then pummeling the Baltimore Ravens - it's refreshing to at least know that Lynch can deliver one of his expected press conferences.

The Packers went three-and-out, and the Seahawks capitalized with another touchdown rush by Lynch to keep Seattle's momentum surging. Score remained 14-3 with 5:43 remaining in the 2nd quarter. Lynch had 30 carries for 67 yards and four touchdowns in the three games.

The Seahawks got the ball in the final two minutes of the half, but were unable to score.

In the locker room after the game, Carroll and general manager John Schneider locked in a heartfelt embrace.

The Seahawks got the ball to start the 2nd half and marched down the field quickly. But Seattle had no answer for Adams who answered with a 40-yard touchdown. Score of 28-17 with 39 seconds left in the 3rd quarter. Unfortunately, they were playing a team that turned the ball over the second-fewest times this season (13 giveaways) and could purposefully make it even more unlikely with runs and conservative passes (Rodgers did air one out; it did not go the Seahawks' way). Za'Darius Smith, the other big-money free agent added to the defense last spring, had two sacks himself. And when the defense forced a punt after twin brothers Shaquem and Shaquill Griffin burst through the line to harass and sack Green Bay's quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, they seemed fully poised to pull off the improbable.

Instead of fretting about how close they were to what might have been the greatest comeback in team history - a dropped pass here, a controversial spot of the ball there - Seahawks coach Pete Carroll preferred to think about how far they had come.

His manner left no doubt he thinks next year Seattle will do just that.

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