Packers: Power ranking four possible divisional round opponents

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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1. Los Angeles Rams

When the Los Angeles Rams are at their best, they can be as good as any team in the NFL. Their roster is loaded with star players. A repeat of last year’s divisional-round matchup would be the most daunting for the Packers.

As has been the case all season, much will depend on which version of Matthew Stafford turns up. At his best he was in the MVP conversation. But he likes to take risks and this can cost the Rams in a big way. Stafford has thrown 17 interceptions this season, four of which were pick-sixes. One of them came against the Packers.

But if Stafford protects the ball, the Rams’ offense can be a problem. Cooper Kupp had an incredible year, while Odell Beckham Jr. looks comfortable in the offense now. Stafford ranks third in passing yards with 4,886 and second in passing touchdowns with 38.

The Rams’ defense has fallen short of expectations for the most part, but they do have 50 sacks on the season, third-most in the NFL. They’ve also made 19 interceptions, tied for third-most.

A game between the Packers and Rams could come down to the turnover battle. If the Rams play turnover-free football, they can beat anyone. The Packers would need to make the most of any opportunities they get on a bad Stafford pass, just as they did earlier in the season.

Which team would you most or least like to face in the divisional round?