The week before the Wild-Card games seems like it drags on forever. The regular season is finally over, other teams are firing coaches, and four fan bases get to sit back and watch while eight other groups have to slog through six or seven days of discussion, debate, and predictions.
This year, we're in the latter group, as the Green Bay Packers are playing on Wild-Card weekend. The team's loss at Lambeau Field last Sunday pushed them out of the division lead, and therefore Mike McCarthy's squad will start the playoffs on the road for the first time since 2010.
Up first is a matchup in Washington, a team whose offense has been as hot as anyone down the stretch this season. Over the past three games, they have averaged 36 points and 429 yards, while quarterback Kirk Cousins has a passer rating over 140 in that stretch. It will be a tough task for the Packers to stop this offense, but that unit has been Green Bay's best in the last two months.
Here's your Game Primer, with all the nuts and bolts you need to get ready to tune in for this weekend's game.
#5 Green Bay Packers (10-6, Wild Card) and #4 Washington (9-7, NFC East Champs)
Sunday, January 10th, 2016
4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
(3:30 PM Central)
FOX (National Broadcast)
Commentators: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Packers favored by 1 point
Over/under total: 45
All-Time Head-to-Head History
Packers lead regular season series 18-13-1
Playoff series tied 1-1
1972 Divisional Round: @Washington 16, Green Bay 3
1936 NFL Championship: Green Bay 21, @ Boston Redskins 6