1. Packers finally get past NFC Championship Game
Since winning the Super Bowl in the 2010 season, the Packers have made the NFC Championship Game four times in 11 years. They have lost all four.
They suffered heartbreaking defeats to the Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as well as blowout losses to the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers. Two losses came under Mike McCarthy, two with Matt LaFleur.
For a million different reasons, the Packers have failed to advance past this stage on their past four attempts.
Three were on the road. That’s not ideal. But they also lost as the No. 1 seed with the NFC running through Lambeau Field in 2020.
If the Packers’ offense picks up where it has left off the past two seasons, the defense plays to its potential, and the special teams is just OK, this team will be in contention for the top seed again.
Whether they have home-field advantage or not, they will be serious Super Bowl contenders. But to get that far, they must first overcome their recent struggles in the NFC title game.
In potentially Rodgers’ final year, it would be a dream scenario for the Packers to win the NFC Championship and take on the AFC’s best in Super Bowl LVII.