The Packers will host the Rams in the divisional round.
I mean, we all knew this was going to happen once the Los Angeles Rams won their game yesterday, right?
Unless the Chicago Bears defeated the New Orleans Saints, the Rams would be the team heading to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers in next week’s divisional round.
Well, as expected, the Bears proved they are not a playoff team.
With the NFC games this weekend now complete, we now know the Packers’ path in the playoffs.
Next week, they will host the No. 6-seed Rams in what should be a fascinating battle between Matt LaFleur’s offense and Los Angeles’ defense.
Packers offense vs. Rams defense the matchup of the weekend
While the spotlight will likely go to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers meeting Drew Brees and the Saints, the matchup of the weekend will be at Lambeau Field.
The Packers finished the regular season with the No. 1 scoring offense. The Rams finished No. 1 in scoring defense. Something has to give.
Green Bay has the soon-to-be NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers along with the receiving touchdown leader Davante Adams. Meanwhile, the Rams have the best defensive player in football, Aaron Donald, along with star cornerback Jalen Ramsey. All four players are first-team All-Pros.
Packers’ recent playoff record against the NFC West
It’s another season with the Packers taking on an NFC West team in the playoffs. Their recent record is, let’s just say, not great.
In Green Bay’s past six trips to the playoffs, it has gone 1-4 against the NFC West, the one victory coming against the Seattle Seahawks last year. The San Francisco 49ers handed the Packers three playoff exits in that time.
But only one of those defeats came at home, so there’s that.
Of course, that record doesn’t mean anything. This is a different matchup against a different team.
Green Bay will be favorites, but it should be a fascinating game in a frozen Lambeau Field.