The Divisional Round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs brings an intriguing NFC matchup between the No. 1 seed Green Bay Packers, who are coming off a bye week, and the Los Angeles Rams, who defeated the Seattle Seahawks on Wild Card Weekend.
The two teams didn't meet in the 2020 season, but they still share a long history of previous matchups, including two in the postseason.
Let's take a deeper look at this Rams vs Packers series history.
Rams vs Packers Playoff History
The last time the Rams and Packers met in the playoffs was on January 20, 2002. The then-St. Louis Rams defeated the Packers 45-17. Brett Favre threw for 2 touchdowns but a ridiculous 6 interceptions (including two to all-pro Aeneas Williams, who scored 2 defensive touchdowns in the game). Kurt Warner threw two touchdown passes (one to Torrey Holt and one to fullback James Hodgins), while Marshall Faulk rushed for one.
The only other previous playoff meeting was on December 23, 1967. The Packers won that meeting 28-7, led by Bart Starr's 222 yards and 1 touchdown through the air. They went on to win the Super Bowl over the Oakland Raiders.
Rams vs Packers All-Time Series Record
Overall, the Packers and Rams have met 93 times, and the series has been incredibly close. The Rams have a slight edge, winning 46 of the meetings compared to the Packers' 45, while they have tied twice.
For this week's game, the Packers are favored to tie up the all-time series. FanDuel Sportsbook has Green Bay sitting as a 6.5-point favorite on Saturday.
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