Ranking Packers’ seven possible divisional round opponents
Ranking the Packers’ seven possible divisional-round opponents.
With one week remaining in the regular season, all we know is that the Green Bay Packers have secured the NFC’s top seed.
This means they won’t play in the wild-card round of the playoffs and each postseason game they do play will be at Lambeau Field, not including the Super Bowl, of course.
For now, there are seven different teams that could be visiting Lambeau Field in the divisional round of the playoffs two weeks from now. Let’s rank each potential opponent from the ‘easiest’ to the ‘toughest’.
7. New Orleans Saints
Yes, the Saints handed the Packers a 38-3 loss in the season opener, but this would be a very different game.
Matt LaFleur’s team has shown this was just a blip in an otherwise dominant season. They would be swapping the Florida heat for a frozen Lambeau Field, complete opposite conditions.
Entering Week 18, the Saints are currently out of the NFC playoff standings and need things to go their way on Sunday.
Even if they do make it into the playoffs, this is a team that has gone 3-6 over their past nine. Since losing Jameis Winston for the season, it’s been difficult for the Saints. The Packers would be strong favorites to win the Week 1 rematch.