The Green Bay Packers get to take advantage of what one NFC foe tried to pull on them before their schedule came out.
The Packers have one of the biggest advantages in sports, every single year. It doesn’t matter if they are a team that competes for a championship, or if they expect to pick early in the draft the next season, that advantage is always there.
It’s the home-field advantage. Sure, other teams have really good home-field advantages because their fans are so loud, like the Seattle Seahawks and the Kansas City Chiefs, who the Chiefs host in 2023. But those places don’t have what the Packers have.
They have fans that are loud yes, but they have the brutal cold on their side too, much like Buffalo. Later in the year, the temperatures sometimes get below zero. It is in fact so bad, that before the schedule came out, one NFC team tried to talk their way out of playing in Green Bay late in the year, and the NFL shut them down.
According to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Rams submitted a proposal to play in Green Bay earlier in the year, rather than later like they have the last few years.
The league shut down the preposal, as we see by evidence of their matchup scheduled in November. They have played in Green Bay three times in the last three years, all later in the year, and all losses.
That’s what that type of cold can do to you. It’s an advantage, and while the Packers no longer have Aaron Rodgers, they will still have a chance to win a lot of their home games because of this factor.
The weather makes all the difference, especially for a team like the Rams that plays in sunny and 75 all year round. Sure, that’s nice weather, and who doesn’t love that, but when it’s time to play football, give me the weather that is going to help me win.