The Seahawks were the top-ranked defense in the NFL this year, but don't stack up against great Ds of the past
After a full year on the job, the Lions' defense became four points per game worse than average under Barry.
The consensus line the title game between New England and Seattle is a pick 'em, which means neither team is favored, at least initially.
Super Bowl XLIX will will be a rare contest between two of the NFL's best.
Hilton has been targeted four times and has just one catch for 36 yards.
Green bay dominated Seattle in the first half, forcing four turnovers by the Seahawks.
In today's NFC conference game, Green Bay was faced with a third and goal after two previous rush attempts were stopped short of the goal. Coach Mike McCarthy made the safe choice and went for the field goal.
There are two passes to watch for: the deep post (typically on the right side) and the low crossover across the middle, where nearly half the yards gained are after the catch.
Seattle QB's best passer rating of the season was against the Panthers (149.2) after setting a season best in terms of getting the ball into the hands of his receivers.
It's championship weekend, as four teams vie for two berths in Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona.