Packers’ playoff failures
Under Matt LaFleur, the Green Bay Packers have been an outstanding regular season team. Unfortunately, outside of impressive wins over the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks, they have been outplayed in their other three playoff games, two of which were at home.
In 2019, they were outplayed in every phase of the game at Levi’s Stadium in a heavy defeat versus the San Francisco 49ers. In 2020, the secondary couldn’t prevent big plays against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while Aaron Rodgers and the offense struggled for consistency.
Last January, San Francisco walked into Lambeau and won with defense and special teams, while Green Bay’s offense offered little.
The Packers have been a great regular season team, winning 13 games in three straight years, twice taking home the NFC’s top seed.
But for some reason, when the games count the most, the Packers have too often looked a million miles from that team.
Green Bay has secured home-field advantage two years running, but fallen to 1-2 in those games. After years of losing road playoff games, the aim was to force the NFC to run through Lambeau. So far, that hasn’t worked either.
Can Green Bay finally get over the line in the NFC?