When the Green Bay Packers played the San Francisco 49ers in the playoffs two years ago, one of the biggest storylines was the coaching connection -- almost a brotherhood -- between Matt LaFleur and Kyle Shanahan. It was LaFleur, the first-year Packers coach, against one of his mentors and close friends. Two years later, with the two teams set to meet in Saturday night's NFC divisional-round playoff game at Lambeau Field (8:15 p.m.
Wisely, other players caught on and avoided the show until Aaron Rodgers appeared during the final regular-season MNF game, Browns-Steelers in Week 17. There's no doubt Rodgers wouldn't have done so had the Packers not locked up the No. seed after crushing the Vikings the day before.
The 2021 NFL regular season has come to an end and the 2022 postseason is underway. Nine teams remain in the Wild Card round entering Monday night. Teams left in the NFL playoffs include: Tennessee Titans, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Rams, Arizona Cardinals and [more]