In their postseason opener at Lambeau Field, the top-seeded Green Bay Packers raced past the Los Angeles Rams by a 32-18 final score to earn their second consecutive trip to the NFC Championship Game.
Aaron Rodgers led the Packers offense past a Rams team that just could not quite keep up, throwing for 296 yards and two touchdowns in what looked to be a comfortable Packers win after they took a 16-3 lead in the second quarter.
However, the Rams stuck along and brought the game to within a score after a Cam Akers touchdown late in the third quarter.
The Packers, though, were able to pull away after Allen Lazard hauled in a 58-yard touchdown pass halfway through the fourth quarter, putting his team up two scores and securing an important win.
Green Bay’s victory meant that they will play in the NFC Championship Game at home at Lambeau Field for the first time since 2008, back when star QB Aaron Rodgers was Brett Favre’s backup.
“I’m definitely a little emotional, just thinking about what we’ve been through,” said Rodgers after the win.
The Packers will now wait to see who wins the Sunday matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints to see who their opponent will be.