The Green Bay Packers are headed to the NFC Championship game after taking down the Los Angeles Rams, 32-18, at Lambeau Field this afternoon!
The Packers will host the winner of the New Orleans Saints/Tampa Bay Buccaneers game which will be played tomorrow.
The NFC Championship game is set next Sunday, January 24, at 2:05 PM (Central Time) inside Lambeau Field and will be televised on Fox.
This marks the third time that the Green Bay Packers will be hosting the NFC Championship game since the 1970 league merger. The other two years were in 1996 and 2007, as the Packers split those two games.
The Packers played both Tampa Bay and New Orleans on the road this season. Green Bay got the win in New Orleans in late September, 37-30. But the Packers got blown out in Tampa Bay three weeks later, 38-10.
Green Bay and New Orleans have never met in the postseason. The Packers and Buccaneers played in the 1997 NFC Divisional Round, with the Packers winning inside Lambeau Field.
This game today with the Rams was a very tight game. But a Aaron Rodgers 58-yard touchdown pass to Allen Lazard with 6:52 left in the game put Green Bay in front 32-18.
The Packers defense followed that scoring drive by sacking Jared Goff on a fourth down play that for all realistic purposes sealed the deal.
Aaron Rodgers was 23-of-36 throwing the ball for 296 yards and two touchdowns.
Aaron Jones had 99 rushing yards on 14 carries and Jamal Williams added 65 rushing yards on 12 carries.
Lazard had 4 receptions for 96 yards and a touchdown. Devante Adams had 9 receptions for 66 yards and 1 touchdown. Tight End Bob Tonyan added 60 receiving yards on 4 receptions.
Who’s all ready for next week?!?!