What’s on the Packers’ Christmas list this year?
It’s the most wonderful time of year. Christmas week is underway. The Green Bay Packers are NFC North champions and heading for the playoffs. The Minnesota Vikings have a losing record.
With the division title already wrapped up under the tree along with a home playoff game, it’s already been a successful season for Matt LaFleur’s team.
What will the Packers be putting on their Christmas list this year?
Here are five things.
1. Home-field advantage in the playoffs
There are a few scenarios in which the Packers can clinch home-field advantage in the playoffs. But there are two clear paths. The first is to defeat the Chicago Bears in Week 17. That’ll get the job done regardless of next week’s result against the Tennessee Titans. The other path would be more fun, and that’s to win both games.
Green Bay hasn’t had home-field advantage for a long time and Aaron Rodgers has never played in a home NFC title game. If the number one seed is wrapped up under the Christmas tree this year, the Packers would be two home wins away from finally making their return to the Super Bowl.
In an unusual season with either limited capacity in stadiums, or no fans at all, home-field advantage isn’t as important as it has been in the past. However, having other NFC contenders come to Lambeau to play in tough conditions while the Packers don’t need to travel would be good news.