Packers: Best, worst possible matchups in each round of 2020 playoffs
The Packers can meet one of four teams in the divisional round of the playoffs. Two teams they can’t play at this point are the second-seed New Orleans Saints and third-seed Seattle Seahawks.
Best-case scenario: Washington Football Team
No playoff game is easy. But it’s not often a seven-win team hosts a wild-card game. The Washington Football Team will take on the Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend.
Washington’s offensive struggles and inconsistent play would make this the best matchup possible for the Packers. While it’s fair to predict Green Bay’s offense might not hit its dominant best against the No. 2 overall defense, Washington’s offensive struggles would mean the Packers likely wouldn’t need to score big.
Worst-case scenario: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
If the Buccaneers are the winners of the wild-card round game against Washington, we could see a Week 6 rematch at Lambeau Field.
Like Washington, Tampa Bay’s defense can give Green Bay some problems as was the case in the previous meeting of these two teams when they had five sacks and held the Packers to 10 points.
But unlike Washington, the Bucs’ offense is also something to be concerned about. The Bucs rank seventh in total offense and have no shortage of receiving talent. The Bucs are talented enough to make a Super Bowl run and this would be a difficult game for the Packers.