The Packers can play one of three teams in the divisional round. They will host either the New Orleans Saints (third seed), Philadelphia Eagles (fourth) or Seattle Seahawks (fifth).
Best-case scenario: Eagles
The Eagles might be the fourth seed and they are the only road team to secure a victory at Lambeau Field this season, but this would be the most favorable matchup for the Packers.
While the Eagles do enter the playoffs on the back of a four-game winning streak, that includes two games against the New York Giants and one against the Washington Redskins. Those four opponents went a combined 19-45.
Philadelphia finished 9-7 and is dealing with injuries to key players including star tight end Zach Ertz, who could miss the remainder of the season.
Worst-case scenario: Saints
The Saints matched the Packers’ 13-3 record and took the third seed. New Orleans boasts the league’s third-best scoring offense powered by future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Drew Brees and superstar wide receiver Michael Thomas, who broke the NFL’s all-time single-season record for receptions in 2019.
The Saints also rank fourth in rushing defense, which could make a difference in the playoffs.
However, this matchup taking place in Green Bay instead of New Orleans would make a significant difference. Instead of the Packers defense having to slow down a dominant Saints offense inside a dome, they’d get the benefit of playing in frozen, night-time conditions at Lambeau Field that they’re used to.
But the Saints are the best team playing on Wild Card Weekend, and this would make for a challenging matchup.