A win at Soldier Field for the Green Bay Packers Sunday has more of an impact than we may realize. A Wild Card Weekend home playoff game, hundreds if not thousands of workers getting an extra pay check, the overall economic impact of hosting a playoff game, and of course the untying of NFC North and overall records.
The Packers are (7-7-1) overall and enters Sunday’s game with a (2-2-1) record in NFC North contests this season. The Packers have finished with a winning record in the division in every season under McCarthy (2006-12), one of two teams in the league (New England) to accomplish that feat over that span.
Since 2009, the Packers have a 17-6 (.739) overall regular-season record in December/January, which ranks No. 3 in the NFL behind only New England (20-4, .833) and San Diego (18-6, .750).