In 2019, the Titans upset the 14-2 Ravens in the divisional round. In 2017, Jalen Ramsey and the Jags’ number one pass defense upset the 13-3 Steelers in the divisional round. In 2016, the Packers defeated the 13-3 Cowboys and the Steelers upset the 12-4 Chiefs in the divisional round.
The Broncos went to the Super Bowl in 2013 and 2015, but in 2012 and 2014 they got a bye week and hosted a divisional round game. Both were losses. And in 2011, the 15-1 Packers lost as many games in the divisional round as they did during the regular season, falling to the eventual champion 9-7 New York Giants.
On Saturday, the LA Rams will attempt to become the next NFL team to travel in the second round of the playoffs and come home with a win. Green Bay hopes to avoid becoming the first one seed of the 20s that fails to win a playoff game, but like those examples above, their fancy record has lost all its meaning.
The Packers do get their homefield advantage, but the Rams aren’t traveling with a roster of inexperienced hopefuls. Since Sean McVay was hired, LA has played in five postseason games with much of the roster you’ll see on Saturday. In that same period of time, Aaron Rodgers has played in two. In his most recent one, he threw two picks in a loss to an NFC West team with the NFL’s best pass defense.
Almost nobody is picking the Rams to win. Do you agree with them or will LA surprise people with a win on Saturday?
How confidence are you that the Rams will beat the Packers on Saturday?
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