Tramon Williams: "Packers underdogs?"

Mike Clemens
January 11, 2020 - 12:26 pm
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Green Bay, WI - Packers veteran defensive back Tramon Williams says he was surprised the 2019 Packers were underestimated. 

Most predicted the Bears or Vikings to win the division.

Williams said with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback it was hard to understand why the team was overlooked, despite Matt LaFleur in his first year as an NFL head coach. 

Even with a regular season record of 13 & 3, Williams says Green Bay is still being overlooked.

However, this week the Packers are 4.5 point favorites over the Seattle Seahawks when the two teams face off in the NFL's Divisional playoffs.

Kickoff is at 5:40pm Sunday at Lambeau Field. 

As for the Packers heartbreaking loss to the Seahawks in Seattle in the 2014 NFC Championship game, Williams says that's behind him.

"I'm am grateful I get another opportunity to play them again this week."

In the infamous loss for Packers fans, Green Bay blew a 16 - 0 halftime lead. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had thrown three interceptions in the first half alone, with a quarterback rating of 0.00. 

Seattle came back to score 22 unanswered points. 

The game went into overtime. 

Seahawks wide receiver, Jermaine Kearse, had been targeted on five throws earlier in the game, the first four being intercepted, two of them tipped by Kearse.

In overtime, Kearse lined up wide right, ran a deep post pattern, getting past Williams, and caught a perfect 35-yard game-winning pass from Wilson to give Seattle a 28-22 win, and a return trip to the Super Bowl. 

Williams would later sign with the Cleveland Browns.

Kearse, now 29, left for the Jets. This year he was playing for the Detroit Lions when he suffered a broken leg in the first preseason game of the year. The Lions placed him on injured reserve. 

On Sunday the Seahawks and Packers will write a new chapter in the storied battles between the two franchises. 

 

Mike Clemens covers the Packers & NFL for The Bill Michaels Show statewide & AM1250/105.7 FM The FAN, Milwaukee

 

 

 

 

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