After knowing where the game would be played coming into Sunday, the Packers found out this evening who they will face in their first playoff game of the 2021 NFL postseason, and when they will face them.
Following a 21 to 9 win by the Saints over the Bears, the Packers will take on the Rams at Lambeau Field. Kickoff is set for Saturday, January 16 at 3:35 p.m.
The matchup is set. #Packers will host the Rams in the NFC Divisional round on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 3:35 p.m. CT at Lambeau Field ????: https://t.co/OlUpuxQ4im#PackersUnited | #GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/4llPHiZn4x— Green Bay Packers (@packers) January 11, 2021
The Packers and Rams do have playoff history between each other.
- For the 1967 season, the two teams met as division winners as part of the NFL’s first four-team playoff structure. Played at Milwaukee County Stadium, the Packers defeated the Rams 28 to 7.
- For the 2001 season, the Packers went to St. Louis for a Divisional Round playoff game. The Rams easily won the game 45 to 17, thanks in part by returning three of Brett Favre’s six interceptions for touchdowns.
The NFL releasing its full schedule for divisional playoff games that weekend.
Saturday, January 16:
- Packers vs. Rams at Green Bay with a 3:35 p.m. kickoff
- Ravens vs. Bills at Buffalo with a 7:15 p.m. kickoff
Sunday, January 17:
- Browns vs. Chiefs at Kansas City with a 2:05 p.m. kickoff
- Buccaneers vs. Saints at New Orleans with a 5:40 p.m. kickoff
If the Packers defeat the Rams, they will host the winner of the Buccaneers/Saints game at Lambeau Field Sunday, January 24.
Jason Wilde of 94.5 ESPN Milwaukee joined Wisconsin’s Morning News to preview this weekend’s Packers/ Rams match-up. Listen to the full interview in the player below.