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Tuesday Cheese Curds: Packers have playoff history with Rams

Exploring the surprisingly deep history of Packers/Rams playoff matchups.

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2001 NFC Divisional Playoff Game - Green Bay Packers vs St. Louis Rams - January 20, 2002 Photo by James V. Biever/Getty Images

You’d hardly think of the Packers and Rams as having a rich history, especially over most of the Favre/Rodgers era in Green Bay. But there are, in fact, deep historical connections between the two franchises, dating back to the very roots of the Rams’ first stint on the west coast and beyond.

Both teams have dominated this matchup at times. Prior to Vince Lombardi’s arrival in Green Bay, the Rams had taken 16 of their 18 tilts with the Packers, but the pendulum swung dramatically (and predictably) once the Lombardi took the helm.

In recent years, the Packers have again been the dominant party. Other than their 2018 defeat (thanks in part to a freelancing Ty Montgomery), the Packers have won five of their last six regular-season meetings with the Rams.

But in the playoffs, the past is hardly prologue, despite what the narrative makers would like you to believe. No matter how many ghosts of seasons past might be haunting Lambeau Field on Saturday, the Packers will have to accomplish their task alone — and it’s a formidable one.

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