Packers Take on Cardinals Tonight
The Packers postseason run takes them back to the site of one of their worst losses of the season when they take on the Arizona Cardinals Saturday evening in the NFC Divisional Playoffs.
The second showdown between these two teams comes twenty days after a 38-8 Packers loss that included two Aaron Rodgers fumbles returned for Arizona touchdowns. It's the 13th postseason game of Rodgers' NFL career, and it comes at the same site of Rodgers' first playoff game, an overtime loss that ended with a turnover by the Packers quarterback.
Green Bay enters this game with much more confidence and momentum than they had three weeks ago. A 35 point performance in Washington last week has left many fans believing the offense has found its groove again. Randall Cobb and Davante Adams caught touchdown passes in that game; Adams will not see the field Saturday night, as he's been ruled out with a leg injury. Andrew Quarless was also ruled out, then placed on injured reserve Friday.
Carson Palmer and the Cardinals offense are putting up Green Bay-esque numbers, topping the NFL in yards per game and coming in second in the league in points per game. Receivers Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown are at the center of Arizona's aerial attack, and the Packers will look to stop them despite Sam Shields and Quentin Rollins being listed as questionable for the Saturday night contest.
A Packers win places them in the NFC Championship Game against the winner of tomorrow's Seattle-Carolina game. If the Seahawks win that contest, the NFC title game will be played at Lambeau Field. If Carolina triumphs, the Packers will travel to Charlotte for the second time this season.