In the Divisional Round, the Green Bay Packers took care of the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers dealt the Cowboys their first road loss of the season after coming back from a 21-13 deficit in the third quarter, winning 26-21. A controversial catch late in the fourth quarter by Dez Bryant was reversed after Green Bay won their first challenge of the year, which ended up being Dallas' best shot at reclaiming the lead. The game featured fantastic quarterback play as Tony Romo threw for 191 yards on 15-for-19 passing, two touchdowns and no interceptions. However, Aaron Rodgers threw for 316 yards on 24-of-35 passing, three touchdowns and also zero interceptions.
The Seattle Seahawks dominated the Carolina Panthers at home in their divisional game, winning 31-17. The score made the game seem closer than it even was as Carolina scored a late touchdown after Seattle scored 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. Russell Wilson was in his usual postseason form, throwing for three touchdown passes on 15-for-22 passing for 268 yards. Cam Newton struggled for Carolina, throwing two interceptions in the game and finishing with 246 passing yards on 36 attempts and throwing two touchdowns.
The Seahawks met the Packers in Week 1 of the 2014 NFL season and it wasn't pretty for Green Bay. The defending Super Bowl champs slaughtered the Packers, 36-16. That was one of three games this season the Packers gave up more than 24 points (gave up 44 in a loss to New Orleans in October and 37 in a win against Atlanta in December). Luckily for the Packers, that game was a long time ago and they certainly will know what to expect from the defending Super Bowl champs.
The get-in price for this weekend's game is the most expensive ticket in the past five seasons at $437, which is $107 more than last year's NFC Championship game, the previous high. These get-in prices are higher than usual as the previous three NFC Championship games were much cheaper (2011, $240; 2012, $282; 2013, $162). We already know the 12th man likes Seattle to be one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL, so it's no surprise they're ready to pony up the money to make it the most expensive ticket in the NFL, too.
|YEAR||MATCH-UP||AVG PRICE||GET-IN PRICE|
|2010||Vikings at Saints||$744.20||$324|
|2011||Packers at Bears||$1,157.23||$240|
|2012||Giants at 49ers||$597.17||$282|
|2013||49ers at Falcons||$362.79||$162|
|2014||49ers at Seahawks||$791.40||$330|
|2015||Packers at Seahawks||$730.93||$437|