Packers will face either Rams or Bears in divisional round

Green Bay Packers (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The Packers will host either the Rams or Bears next week.

The Los Angeles Rams’ win over the Seattle Seahawks makes the Green Bay Packers‘ playoff picture a little clearer.

After entering the weekend knowing they’d await one of four potential opponents, it’s now been narrowed down to two. And it will come down to the result of the Chicago Bears’ game against the New Orleans Saints tomorrow.

If the Bears pull off the upset, they will take on the Packers at Lambeau next week. But if the Saints are the winners, it will be the Rams.

As the number one seed in the NFC, Green Bay will host the lowest remaining seed next week. Los Angeles is the sixth seed and Chicago the seventh.

This means that tonight’s game between the Washington Football Team and Tampa Bay Buccaneers won’t impact the Packers. Neither of those teams can meet Green Bay until the NFC title game. Washington is the fourth seed, Tampa Bay the fifth.

Should New Orleans win on Sunday, it would host either Washington or Tampa Bay with Los Angeles visiting Green Bay.

If Chicago wins, it will be Bears-Packers with the Rams visiting either Washington or the Buccaneers.

I’m sure many Packers fans would prefer another game versus the Bears after winning the first two games against them. A matchup with the Rams, who have the No. 1 defense in the NFL, would be a tough challenge for the Packers’ No. 1-scoring offense.

In the Rams’ wild-card win over the Seahawks, the defense pressured Russell Wilson throughout the game and kept Seattle’s offense quiet. That included a crucial pick-six in the first half.

A Packers-Rams game would be a fascinating battle between a great offense and a dominant defense, as well as a matchup between Sean McVay and his former offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur.

Who do you hope is visiting Lambeau Field next week, the Rams or Bears?