Packers Open Playoffs Jan. 15

The defending-champion Packers will face the lowest remaining seed at Lambeau Field on a Sunday. The Packers are 4-0 against those teams, including road wins against the Giants, Falcons and Lions.

The Green Bay Packers will host an NFC Divisional playoff game at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15.

The Packers, the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs, will face the lowest remaining seed. If third-seeded New Orleans beats sixth-seeded Detroit, the Packers would face the winner of fifth-seeded Atlanta at fourth-seeded New York. If Detroit beats New Orleans, the Lions would have a return date to Lambeau Field.

The Packers swept the season series against the Lions, they outlasted the Giants 38-35 on Dec. 4 and they blasted the Falcons 25-14 on Oct. 9. Of those four games, the Packers earned road wins against all three teams.

Here's the schedule. All times are Central.



Saturday, January 7

AFC: Cincinnati at Houston, 3:30 p.m. (NBC)

NFC: Detroit at New Orleans, 7 p.m. (NBC)

Sunday, January 8

NFC: Atlanta at N.Y. Giants, noon (FOX)

AFC: Pittsburgh at Denver, 3:30 p.m. (CBS)


Saturday, January 14

NFC: New Orleans/N.Y. Giants/Atlanta at San Francisco, 3:30 p.m (FOX)

AFC: Denver/Pittsburgh/Cincinnati at New England, 7 p.m. (CBS)

Sunday, January 15

AFC: Houston/Denver/Pittsburgh at Baltimore, noon (CBS)

NFC: Dallas-N.Y. Giants/Atlanta/Detroit at Green Bay, 3:30 p.m. (FOX)


Sunday, January 22

AFC: 2 p.m. (CBS)

NFC: 5:30 p.m. (Fox)


Sunday, Feb. 5

NFC vs. AFC, 5:30 p.m. (NBC)


National Football Conference

1.  Green Bay (15-1, NFC North champion)     

2.  San Francisco (13-3, NFC West champion)

3.  New Orleans (13-3, NFC South champion)

4.  N.Y. Giants (9-7) (NFC East champion)

5.  Atlanta (10-6)

6.  Detroit (10-6)

American Football Conference

1.  New England (13-3, AFC East champion)      

2.  Baltimore (12-4, AFC North champion) 

3.  Houston (10-6, AFC South champion)

4.  Denver (8-8, AFC West champion)

5.  Pittsburgh (12-4)  

6.  Cincinnati (9-7)  

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