Dope Sheet: Packers host the Rams at Lambeau

The Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Rams play in a Week 12 matchup at Lambeau Field.

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The Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Rams play in a Week 12 matchup at Lambeau Field. This is the first time since Week 13 of 2014 (GB, 8-3 vs. NE, 9-2) that the Packers played a game at Lambeau Field in Week 12 or later where both teams have three of fewer losses (Elias Sports Bureau).

  • It is the latest regular-season visit for the Rams to Lambeau Field since 2004, a 45-17 victory by Green Bay on Nov. 29.
  • Green Bay has won five of the last six regular-season matchups with the Rams and 12 of the last 17.
  • Including the postseason, the Packers have won each of the last three home games against the Rams, outscoring them 80-31. 
  • Green Bay finishes the regular season with four of its last six games at home for the second straight year and just the fourth time since 1940 (1969, 1977).

PACKERS AND THE BYE

The Green Bay Packers are one game away from the bye week and with a 8-3 record heading into Week 12, have secured a winning record at the bye for the eighth straight season (4-0 in 2020, 8-2 in 2019, 3-2-1 in 2018, 4-3 in 2017, 2-1 in 2016, 6-0 in 2015, 5-3 in 2014).  

  • It is the latest bye ever for Green Bay, and it is the fourth time since 1990 that the Packers have had a bye in Week 10 or later (Week 11 in 2019, Week 10 in 2012 and 2010).
  • It is the seventh straight season the Packers play at home heading into their bye week. 
  • It is the first time since 2017 that Green Bay plays at home heading into the bye and coming out of the bye.
  • The Packers have won the game heading into the bye week in five of the last six years.
  • Since 2007, the Packers have won the game going into the bye and coming out of the bye five times (2016, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2007).
  • Green Bay will face an NFC opponent (Chicago) for the 11th time after the bye since 2006. 
  • The Packers have won six of the last 10 matchups against NFC teams in the week after the bye.
  • In games immediately following its bye week, Green Bay has won 16 of its last 25 (.640), including wins in seven of the last 12.
  • Since 2009, Green Bay is 72-43-1 (.625) overall after the bye, including a 9-2 record last season and a 5-1 record in 2019.

WITH THE CALL

FOX Sports, now in its 28th season as an NFL network television partner, will broadcast the game. 

  • Play-by-play man Joe Buck joins analyst Troy Aikman and sideline reporters Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi.
  • Compass Media Networks will be broadcasting to a national audience with Bill Rosinski (play-by-play) and Steve Beuerlein (analyst) on the call.
  • Milwaukee's WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since November 1929, heads up the Packers Radio Network that is made up of 49 stations in four states. For a full listing of radio affiliates, go to www.packers.com. Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (analyst) call the action. McCarren first joined the team's broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 26th season calling Packers games. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 23rd season of broadcasts together. They surpassed Jim Irwin and Max McGee for the most regular-season and postseason games broadcast for the Packers with 313 at the 2018 season opener against Chicago. Both McCarren and Larrivee are members of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
  • The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio (WTMJ feed).

THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT:

Packers vs. Rams: 

  • Regular season, all-time: 45-46-2
  • All-time, postseason: 2-1
  • All-time, at home: 28-19-0 (7-4-0 at Lambeau Field)
  • Streaks: The Packers have won the last two regular season meetings vs. the Rams at Lambeau Field (2011 and 2015). 
  • Last meeting, postseason: Jan. 16, 2021, Lambeau Field, NFC Divisional Playoff, Packers won, 32-18

COACHES CAPSULES

  • Matt LaFleur: 34-9-0, .791; (2-2 postseason); 3rd NFL season
  • Sean McVay: 50-24, .676; (3-3 postseason); 5th NFL season
  • Head to Head: LaFleur 1-0 vs. McVay (in postseason)
  • vs. Opponent: LaFleur 1-0 vs. Rams; McVay 1-1 vs. Packers (including postseason).

MATT LaFLEUR…In his third season as the Packers' 15th head coach.

  • In his 13th season in the NFL, having previously served as an offensive coordinator for two seasons (Los Angeles Rams, 2017; Tennessee Titans, 2018), a quarterbacks coach for six seasons (Washington Football Team, 2010-13; Atlanta Falcons, 2015-16), and an offensive assistant for two seasons (Houston Texans, 2008-09).
  • In his first two seasons leading the Packers, has authored one of the greatest starts to a head-coaching career in NFL history. For the second consecutive season in 2020, led Green Bay to a 13-3 record and captured the NFC North crown while also earning the No. 1 seed in the NFC for the first time since 2011. It was just the second time in team history that the Packers had won 13-plus games in back-to- back seasons (13-3 in 1996 and 1997).
  • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, was the sixth head coach since 1970 to lead his team to the conference championship game in both of his first two seasons as a head coach, joining Jim Harbaugh (2011-12), Rex Ryan (2009-10), Barry Switzer (1994-95), George Seifert (1989-90) and Don McCafferty (1970-71). 
  • Became just the second NFL head coach since the league went to a divisional format in 1967 to win 13-plus games and a division title in both of his first two seasons, joining Seifert (1989-90).
  • In his first season leading the Packers in 2019, became the first coach in club history to lead the team to the playoffs in his debut season. Also led the largest one-year win improvement in team history (plus-seven wins).

SEAN McVAY…In his fifth season as the Rams' 23rd head coach. 

  • Led the Rams to a 10-6 regular-season record in 2020, marking the team's fourth consecutive winning season under his guidance.
  • Became the youngest head coach in NFL history to lead a team to a Super Bowl berth, doing so in 2018 after posting a 13-3 regular-season record.
  • Prior to joining Los Angeles, served as Washington's offensive coordinator (2014-16), tight ends coach (2011-13) and offensive assistant (2010). Also coached tight ends for the Florida Tuskers of the UFL (2009) and was a coaching assistant for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008.

NOTABLE CONNECTIONS

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur served as the Rams' offensive coordinator in 2017…Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry served as the assistant head coach/linebackers coach from 2017-20 with the Rams…Packers P Corey Bojorquez was with the Rams this offseason before Green Bay acquired him in a trade...Rams senior coaching assistant John Bonamego was the special teams coordinator in Green Bay from 2003-05…Bonamego also was an assistant coach at Maine (1988-91) when Packers running backs coach Ben Sirmans played there (1990-92)…Sirmans held the same position for the Rams from 2012-15…Rams secondary/pass game coordinator coach Ejiro Evero was a defensive quality control coach for the Packers in 2016…Green Bay defensive backs coach Jerry Gray was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the first round of the 1985 NFL Draft and played seven seasons (1985-91) for the team, earning four Pro Bowl selections…Packers coaching assistant/minority fellowship Ruvell Martin played for the St. Louis Rams in 2009…Rams OL David Edwards (2015-18) and T Rob Havenstein (2010-14) both played collegiately for the University of Wisconsin…Rams running backs coach Thomas Brown held the same position at the University of Wisconsin in 2014…Members of the Packers' roster that played collegiately in California include WR Davante Adams (Fresno State), LB Krys Barnes (UCLA), QB Aaron Rodgers (California, Chico CC), TE Marcedes Lewis (UCLA) and DL Kenny Clark (UCLA)…California natives on the Packers roster include Adams (Palo Alto), Barnes (Bakersfield), T David Bakhtiari (San Mateo), P Corey Bojorquez (Lakewood), Clark (Rialto), TE Josiah Deguara (Folsom), C Jake Hanson (Eureka), CB Kevin King (Oakland), Lewis (Long Beach), QB Jordan Love (Bakersfield), QB Aaron Rodgers (Chico) and WR Equanimeous St. Brown (Anaheim)…Packers defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery was born in Los Angeles…Rams head coach Sean McVay coached for the Washington Football Team from 2010-16 while Packers LB Preston Smith (2015-16), LaFleur (2010-13), Barry (2015-16), Packers inside linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti (2010, 2014-16), Rams tight ends coach Wes Phillips (2014-16) and Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris (2012-14) were with the organization…LaFleur and Morris also coached together with the Atlanta Falcons in 2015-16…Packers S Adrian Amos and Rams LB Leonard Floyd played together for the Bears from 2016-18…Packers G/T Billy Turner played for the Denver Broncos (2016-18), where he was teammates with Rams OLB Von Miller (2011-21)…Floyd was a freshman at Georgia in 2013 when Olivadotti coached for the team…CB Jalen Ramsey (2016-18) played in Jacksonville while Lewis (2014-17) and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett (2015-18) were with the franchise…Hackett served as the Bills' offensive coordinator in 2013-14 when Rams WR Robert Woods played for the team. Packers wide receivers coach Jason Vrable (2013-16) also coached for the Bills when Woods was on the roster…Rams LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo was a DE/LB at Oklahoma when Montgomery coached the team's defensive line from 2013-14…Hackett and Evero played together collegiately at UC Davis during the 2001-02 seasons.

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