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NFL Opening Lines: Conf. Championships

The Seattle Seahawks covered a 4.5-point spread in a win over the Green Bay Packers to open up their season, and they're listed as even bigger favorites on the opening betting lines at the sportsbooks for their rematch with Aaron Rodgers and company in the NFC Championship Game.

The Seahawks topped the Packers 36-16 back in Week 1 for the SU and ATS home victory, and the sportsbooks set them as opening 7.5-point home favorites as Green Bay visits Seattle with a berth in the Super Bowl on the line on Sunday.

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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson went just 19 of 28 for 191 passing yards in that Week 1 win over the Packers with two touchdown passes and no interceptions, while Marshawn Lynch ran for a pair of scores. Rodgers was held to 189 passing yards in that losing cause with one touchdown strike and one interception.

Seattle advanced to the NFC Championship Game with a 31-17 win over the Carolina Panthers as a 10.5-point home favorite on the NFL betting lines, while Green Bay is coming off a 26-21 win over the Dallas Cowboys in which they didn't manage to cover the 6-point spread at the sportsbooks.

Matchup Reports: Green Bay vs. Seattle | Indianapolis vs. New England

In the AFC Championship Game the New England Patriots will be playing host to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday at Gillette Stadium, with the online sportsbooks opening the Patriots as 7-point home favorites for the game.

New England played on the road at Indianapolis back in Week 11 of the season, winning that game 42-20 as a 3-point underdog on the NFL betting lines at the sportsbooks. Tom Brady threw for 257 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in that contest, while Andrew Luck passed for 303 yards with two TDs and one INT.

The Patriots advanced to the AFC Championship Game with a 35-31 win over the Baltimore Ravens as a 6.5-point home favorite over the weekend, while the Colts were 7-point road underdogs against the Denver Broncos in the Divisional Round of the playoffs but still won 24-13.

Conference Championships NFL Opening Betting Lines:

SUNDAY, JANUARY 18
Green Bay at Seattle (-7.5), 3:00pm ET
Indianapolis at New England (-7), 6:30pm ET

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