Packers pass on post-London bye, get two weeks to get ready for Rams

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The top seed in the NFC could be decided by the Week 15 game between the Rams and Packers. Green Bay once again has an advantage, in more ways than one.

Beyond the fact that the Packers play in a much weaker division (anything other than 6-0 against the Lions, Bears, and Vikings should be regarded as a major disappointment) and the fact that the game will be played at Lambeau Field and the fact that the game will be played at night on December 19, the Packers picked up one extra edge by virtue of the decision to skip the traditional post-London bye.

The Packers host the Patriots in Week Four, before traveling to London to “host” the Giants. Next comes a home game against the Jets, with the bye deferred until later in the year. Appearing last night on NFL Network, coach Matt LaFleur told Steve Mariucci that the Packers specifically wanted to save the week off for later.

Later comes just in time, giving them 15 days between a 1:00 p.m. ET game at the Bears and the Monday night visit from the Rams.

The good news for the Rams is that they play the Raiders the prior Thursday, giving them a few extra days to prepare. Regardless, the Packers get ample time to rest and ready themselves for what could be a top-seed elimination game, one that could force the Ram to return to Green Bay in late January — unless the Packers once again trip over their own feet in the divisional round at home.

13 responses to “Packers pass on post-London bye, get two weeks to get ready for Rams

  1. “Beyond the fact that the Packers play in a much weaker division (anything other than 6-0 against the Lions, Bears, and Vikings should be regarded as a major disappointment)”

    No way the Packers go 6-0 in the division.

  2. I believe all of the teams playing in England this season are not having a bye the week afterward. Not a special GB advantage. As a matter of fact, the Packers are either first or second for least advantageous rest schedule.

  3. the liar has nobody to throw the ball to this year.
    ==========

    He still has Evans and Godwin. And I’m sure he’ll get his buddy Gronk back at some point.

  4. It’s not our fault the division is terrible. It’s almost as if the Bears, Lions and. Icings have lost all hope of ever being competitive.

  5. The Vikings are 7-6-1 against the team with the Booger colored uniforms since 2015. No way GB sweeps the division. Unless they play only the Bears.

  6. 7-6-1?? That means we won our super bowl 7-1/2 times since 2015. Hooray purple helmets!

  7. I love GB but i hate this, the Packers under MLF have been AWFUL coming out of the bye

    1st year they lost 8-37 vs the 9ers 2nd 10-38 aginst TB, and last year they beat the bears 45-30, but they were down at halftime.

    GB needs to be MUCH better, and this game will have a HUGE impact on this seasons potential succsss or disappointment

  8. GB needs to be MUCH better, and this game will have a HUGE impact on this seasons potential succsss or disappointment

    +++++

    The problem with having an extra week off seems as much an issue in the playoffs – when games are more important.

    Since I see little chance of Green Bay missing the playoffs entirely, I wouldn’t sweat the Rams game.

  9. Sure lafleur has trouble preparing his team (see saints game last year) but it also because the lying egotist is a front runner.

    Since entering the NFL in 2005, Aaron Rodgers is 36-43-1 (.456) against teams that finished the season with a winning record.

  10. Kirk Cousins is .500 against teams that finish with every kind of record. Enjoy the upcoming season of the same.

  11. Regarding records against winning teams, the person who compiled the statistic being referenced by cheesey clarified the following;

    “The only thing I want you to take away from this is that it is extremely rare for anyone to have a winning record against teams that finished the season with a winning record. Secondly, very few quarterbacks in history of the NFL have a winning record against teams who finished the season above .500 in the league.” -By Dominique Clare, February 12, 2021

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