The Packers face the Rams, the No.6 seed, or the Chicago Bears, who face the Saints in New Orleans as the No.7 seed on Sunday.
If the Bears win, the Packers will host the Bears in the NFC Divisional Round.
If the Bears lose, the Packers will welcome the Rams into the NFC division round.
The Packers are the No.1 seed in the NFC and will face the less-contested side in the conference playoff field. The Rams ‘victory ruled out the Packers’ option to play either the Washington soccer team (seeded No.4) or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (seeded No.5) in the second round.
The Packers swept the Bears in the 2020 season, including a 19-point victory in Chicago in Week 17, but LaFleur’s side did not face Sean McVay and the Rams, who beat the Seahawks. , seeded third, by a final score of 30-20. Saturday in Seattle.
The Rams finished 10-6 and second in NFC West in 2020. The defense ranked first in the NFL in points allowed and includes first-team All-Pros Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey, although Donald left Saturday’s win with an injury. Quarterback Jared Goff also suffers from a thumb injury.
The Bears were 8-8 and second in the NFC North in 2020. The Packers had a 76-41 advantage in both meetings with Matt Nagy’s side.
The potential advantage here is to avoid Tom Brady and the Buccaneers in the divisional round. The Packers lost to the Bucs 38-10 in the regular season.