Pregame warmup: Packers-Cowboys winner going to Seattle

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 11, 2015 – 10:49 am

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GREEN BAY — The Seattle Seahawks held serve as the NFC’s No. 1 seed on Saturday night, beating the Carolina Panthers to earn the right to host next Sunday’s NFC title game.

That means the winner of today’s Dallas-Green Bay game at Lambeau Field will be headed to Seattle next week for a shot at the Super Bowl.

Both the Packers and Cowboys have played at CenturyLink Field this season. Green Bay lost there in the Week 1 kickoff opener. Dallas beat Seattle in Week 6, handing the Seahawks just one of two home losses over the past three seasons.

Weather update: After a bitterly cold week in Green Bay, temperatures are expected to be in the low 20s during today’s game with light winds and minimal chance of snow.

During much of the week, wind-chill factors in Green Bay were around minus-20 during the day and much lower than that in the evenings, but the wind chill is expected to be in the teens.

For more on the weather, check out the forecast at Lambeau Field from Packers.com editor Vic Ketchman.

Playoff history: The Packers and Cowboys are meeting in the playoffs for the first time in 19 years, and they are meeting in the postseason in Green Bay for the first time since the Ice Bowl 47 years ago.

During the Mike McCarthy era, the Packers have written new playoff chapters against rivals such as the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers. Now a new chapter gets written involving the Cowboys. For more on that, check out this week’s “One last look.”

Regarding the Ice Bowl, Packers team historian Cliff Christl attended the game in person as a teenager and recounted his memories in this story.

Playoff leader: Can you name the player on the current Packers roster with the most postseason touchdowns? It’s not WR Jordy Nelson or WR Randall Cobb. It’s FB John Kuhn. In Green Bay’s last four playoff games, Kuhn has scored four TDs, and in his career, he has seven postseason TDs.

Kuhn’s seven playoff TDs actually rank second all-time in Packers postseason history, behind only the 12 by WR Antonio Freeman.

This season, Kuhn earned a Pro Bowl bid for the second time in his career and was named first-team All-Pro for the first time. For a video look at all the under-the-radar dirty work Kuhn has done through the second half of 2014, click here.

In case you missed it: If you missed any of Packers.com’s extensive preview coverage of today’s game, you can find everything on this page.


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