There is excitement in Wisconsin’s air as the Green Bay Packers are back in the playoffs after winning the NFC North Division and earning a first-round bye in the playoffs.

The Packers, 13-3, will host the Seattle Seahawks in an NFC Divisional playoff game this Sunday, Jan. 12, at 5:40 p.m.

Seattle advanced by winning at Philadelphia in the wild-card round Sunday by a score of 17-9. As the No. 5 seed in the NFC, the Seahawks will visit Lambeau Field to face the No. 2 seed Packers, who had a first-round bye.

The other NFC Divisional game will send No. 6 Minnesota to No. 1 San Francisco after the Vikings knocked off the No. 3 Saints in overtime. The 49ers will host the Vikings at 3:35 p.m. Saturday.

The Packers and Seahawks will meet in the postseason for the fourth time. The most recent meeting was the 2014 NFC title game in Seattle, won by the Seahawks in overtime after a comeback that broke Packers fans’ hearts. For that reason, plenty of Packer fans are excited the Green and Gold will have another shot at the Seahawks.

Green Bay won the 2003 wild-card game over Seattle and the 2007 divisional contest, both at Lambeau Field. The first playoff matchup also went to overtime. The most recent regular-season meeting between the teams came last year, won by the Seahawks in Seattle, 27-24.

When the Green Bay Packers met the Seattle Seahawks for the NFC Championship in 2014, Seattle was powered by its superior defense while the Packers were driven by their high-powered offense.

How things have changed.

Both units were below average for the season, and especially so down the stretch. Seattle, which finished 23rd with 23.9 points allowed per game, yielded at least 24 points in each of its final five games of the regular season. Green Bay’s offense, on the other hand, failed to surpass 24 points in six of its final seven games.

The game will likely come down to turnovers.

Turnovers have been Seattle’s saving grace. The Seahawks’ 32 takeaways led the NFC and were third-most in the NFL. They came evenly split between interceptions and fumbles. Green Bay finished second in the league with only 13 giveaways, though it had three vs. Minnesota and one vs. Detroit in its last two games.

The Packers defense has been playing well and the offense is bound to break lose. I’m picking Green Bay to win 26-20.