Packers Playoff Predictions: Breaking Down Green Bay's Potential Rivals

Ernesto Cova

Following an outstanding season, the Green Bay Packers will rest and watch their rivals go at it during the Wild Card weekend.

Matt LaFleur finished the year with the best record in the NFL at 13-4, and it could've been even more impressive if Aaron Rodgers hadn't missed a week due to COVID-19 and the Packers had actually taken the Lions seriously in Week 18.

All things considered, they're the clear-cut favorite to win the Super Bowl this season, but it's still too early to tell.

Kings In The North

With David Bakhtiari finally coming back from his injury, the Packers got a massive reinforcement ahead of the playoffs.

Rodgers is playing once again at an MVP level, and Devante Adams made his case for being the best wideout in the world, even if he didn't post Cooper Kupp kind of numbers.

Add a defense that only got better every week and the Packers are a well-round contender. Then again, they'll need to get past the Divisional Round first, which is why we'll take a look at their two potential rivals for that matchup.

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Don't Sleep On The Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles looked far from a playoff team early in the season but they straightened the ship during the second half.

They boast the 11th-best defense against the pass (220.9 passing yards per game) and have the best rushing offense in the league at a whopping 159.7 rushing yards per game.

It won't be pretty, and it certainly won't be flashy, but the Eagles are a scrappy team that could sneak their way into the Divisional Round thanks to their defense.

NFC Championship Game Rematch?

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Matt LaFleur must have nightmares from the last time he met the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the playoffs.

The Bucs got the best of them with a 31-26 road win and went on to win the Super Bowl, whereas he was heavily questioned for kicking a field goal late in the game with Aaron Rodgers on the field.

The reigning champions aren't as strong as they were last season and are severely undermanned but they still have that guy called Tom Brady behind center, so there's that.

The Last Dance?

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Regardless of the rival, the Packers were the best team in the NFC for a reason.

Rodgers has played like a man on a mission since that embarrassing loss in Week 1, and with Davante Adams set to enter free agency, some speculate this might as well be their last chance to win together at Lambeau Field.

Rodgers has reportedly reconsidered his stance and would consider staying put, while the Packers could simply franchise-tag Adams.

Then again, falling short of their goal once again could propel the end of an era for one of the most storied franchises in all of football.

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