LaFleur parents have ‘mixed emotions’ with sons Packers’ Matt and 49ers’ Mike facing each other in NFC Championship Game
The Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers will square off in the NFC Championship Game, but the LaFleur household is torn on who to root for. Ahead of Sunday’s pivotal showdown, the LaFleur parents have “mixed emotions” with sons Matt and Mike facing each other.
“It’s mixed emotions,” Matt said of his parents. “It is what it is. It certainly was last time, too. Anybody that knows me knows how much my family means to me — my brother, my parents and my wife and kids. It is an emotional deal, but this is not about us. This is about the Green Bay Packers versus the San Francisco 49ers, two great football teams, with the opportunity to go to the Super Bowl. It doesn’t get any bigger than that.”
In his first season as the Packers’ head coach, Matt LaFleur led the team to an impressive 13-3 record. After having a first-round bye due to being the No. 2 seed in the NFC, Green Bay would defeat the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round.
On the other hand, Matt’s brother, Mike, is on San Francisco’s coaching staff as the passing game coordinator. The two brothers faced one another earlier this season with Mike getting the upper hand as the 49ers took down the Packers 37-8.
At the least, Matt and Mike’s parents will have one of their sons taking part in the upcoming Super Bowl. While Matt sees it as the Packers versus the 49ers, his parents are having a tougher time handling the matchup.