Once the Bears got their playoff choking out of the way, predictably losing to the Saints, the NFL has announced the divisional playoff round matchups. Also, I shit you not, the Bears game was fittingly broadcast on… *checks notes* …Nickelodeon:
SLIME CANNONS! 🤮
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) January 10, 2021
As for the Packers, Sean McVay’s Los Angeles Rams will visit the Frozen Tundra that is Lambeau in January this Saturday night. Being the #1 NFC seed, the Pack will have homefield advantage after taking the wildcard round off.
The Packers last played the Rams in 2018 which resulted in a loss against a Rams team that was undefeated at the time. The Pack was also at the tail end of coach Mike McCarthy’s tenure in a season that saw them place behind both the Bears and the Vikings in the division. Dark times.
Things are much brighter now under coach Matt LaFleur’s watch with a slew of new talent being fielded since 2018. Matt LaFleur, Kyle Shanahan, and Sean McVay are part of the NFL’s youthful trio wonderboy coaches who have a history together — although the latter two seem to get the most attention. However, after this season, LaFleur’s name will be coming up a lot more often as this season has proved that his winning streak is not just a fluke.