The Green Bay Packers will advance to the NFC Championship game with a win over the Los Angeles Rams Saturday afternoon at Lambeau Field.
Congrats, in advance, to the Packers for earning the W.
The Packers have the better quarterback. The Packers are playing at home. The Packers are rested. The Packers have a better running game. The Packers have pro-bowlers in every unit except tight end where Robert Tonyan finished the regular season with 52 receptions and 11 touchdown receptions.
The numbers would indicate the Rams have the better defense. Let’s take a closer look.
Los Angeles finished the regular season allowing a league-best 18.5 points per game but away from SoFi Stadium the number grows to 23.5 points allowed. Away from SoFi Stadium, the Rams were a pedestrian 4-4.
The Packers finished the regular season a respectable 9th in total defense. Green Bay allowed 23.1 points per game during the regular season, but at Lambeau the number shrinks to 19.5. At home, the Packers were 7-1.
The forecast for Saturday calls for clouds and flurries with minimal wind and temperatures in the low 30’s. Weather is not the reason the Packers are 7-point favorites.
The Packers are favored – and will win – because they have better players.