Los Angeles Ram’s win over the Seattle Seahawks during Saturday’s NFC Wild Card Round ensured only two potential opponents for the Green Bay Packers at Lambo Field the following week.
The Packers will play either the Rams, the No. 6 seed, or the Chicago Bears, who face the Saints as the No. 7 seed in New Orleans on Sunday.
If the Bears win, the Packers will host the BFC in the NFC Divisional Round.
If the Bears lose, the Packers will host the Rams in the NFC Divisional Round.
The Packers are the No. 1 seed in the NFC and the lowest-seeded team left in the conference playoff region. Rams ‘victory ruled out the Packers’ chances of playing the Washington Football Team (No. 4 seed) or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 5 seed) in the second round.
The Packers fielded Byers, including a 19-point win over Chicago in 18 weeks during the 2020 season, but LaFleur’s team did not play Sean McVay and the Rams, who defeated the third-seeded Seahawks by a 30-20 final score in Seattle on Saturday .
Ram finished 10-6 and second in the NFC West in 2020. The defense allowed first-place finishes in the NFL and included first-team All-Pros Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey, though Donald won on Saturday with an injury. Quarterback Jared Goff is also dealing with a thumb injury.
In 2020, the Bears were 8-8 and second in the NFC North. The Packers took advantage of scoring 76-41 in two meetings with Matt Negi’s team.
Tom Brady and the Buccaneers in the divisional round are avoiding potential gains here. The Packers lost 38-10 to the Bucs in the regular season.