Packers: Five things they need to reach the Super Bowl

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4. Make the most of home-field advantage

The Packers will play at least one game at Lambeau Field, next week in the divisional round. They’ll hot either the Saints, Philadelphia Eagles or Seattle Seahawks. If they advance to the NFC Championship Game and the 49ers lose their divisional-round game, the Packers would play at home again.

Winning in the postseason is never easy, but playing at home gives Green Bay an advantage. And it’s one the team will need to make the most of. It’s going to be cold next week, and the fact it’s an evening game will only add to that. The Packers know how to play in these conditions and they are 7-1 at home this season.

The fans have played their part throughout the season and they’ve had plenty to get excited about from the performances on the field.

Few teams will want to travel to Lambeau Field in January to take on this Packers team, but that won’t matter much if they don’t make the most of the home-field advantage.

If Green Bay can start fast as it often has at home this season, the elements and the crowd will become more of a factor, making the challenge for the road team even more challenging.

Home games in the playoffs are huge. Especially as far as the divisional round. The Packers need to make it count.