Before 2001, Lambeau Field sent a chill though any Green Bay Packers playoff opponent’s spine that wasn’t due to just the weather. The Packers simply did not lose at home. They established a 13-0 postseason record on the Frozen Tundra.
However, since the 2001 season, the Packers have establish an embarrassing 3-5 record in the playoff games at Lambeau. The Packers have surprisingly won more playoff games away in 2010 (4), then they have in the past seven years at Lambeau Field.
With so many factors giving the Packers a huge advantage in playing at Lambeau, the statistics are puzzling.
The temperatures are the coldest in the nation. The players should be accustomed to it more than any other visiting NFL team minus the Chicago Bears. Teams from much warmer climates like Atlanta and San Francisco have come in and beat the Packers on their own turf, in their own climate.
History sprouts out everywhere. The players get to run on the same bricks when entering the field that every player in Packers history did. If that doesn’t give you goosebumps, then you must have a no sense of tradition.
The stadium ranks near the top every year for crowd noise. Every seat is sold out no matter how cold. The fans have made it very hard for opposing offenses to concentrate with players referring to the crowd as the roar from a jet engine. Yet recently, teams have outscored the Packers potent offenses led by Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers.
The Packers need to start winning home playoff games next year to restore the winning post-season tradition that has been around since Lambeau opened, in 1957.