It’s officially gameday. The Green Bay Packers take the field in the postseason for the first time this year following their bye during Wild Card weekend. As the top-seeded team in the NFC, the Packers got the conference’s only bye this year along with home-field advantage through the postseason, and by virtue of that top seed and last weekend’s results, the Packers host the Los Angeles Rams today for the teams’ third postseason meeting.
The last two were convincing wins, one for each side. Most recently, the Packers got blown out 19 years ago, as the Rams (then in St. Louis) won handily en route to a Super Bowl appearance. The roles were reversed in 1967, when the 9-4-1 Packers upset an 11-1-2 Rams team at Milwaukee County Stadium the week before the famous Ice Bowl. Both of those games came in the Divisional Playoffs, just like today’s contest.
The Packers and Rams will be the first teams to kick off on Divisional weekend, as the Packers play in the opening game of the playoffs’ second week for the first time since 2007. In that game, Green Bay defeated the Seattle Seahawks 42-20 behind Ryan Grant’s 201 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
Keep it here at Acme Packing Company all day during the lead-up to kickoff and throughout today’s game.
#6 Los Angeles Rams (11-6) vs. #1 Green Bay Packers (13-3)
Saturday, January 16, 2021
3:35 PM Central Time (4:35 PM Eastern)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Commentators: Kevin Burkhardt, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver, Kristina Pink
Packers Radio Network
Wayne Larrivee, Larry McCarren
Sirius 82, XM 225
Westwood One Sports
Kevin Kugler, James Lofton
FOXsports.com & FOX Sports mobile app
NFL mobile app
Yahoo! Sports mobile app
Point spread: Packers favored by 6.5 points
Over/under total: 45.5
All-Time Head-to-Head History
Regular season: Rams lead 46-45-2
Last meeting in Week 8 2018: @Rams 29, Packers 27
Postseason: Tied 1-1
1967 Divisional Round: @Packers 28, Rams 7
2001 Divisional Round: @Rams 45, Packers 17