GREEN BAY – Now that the NFC playoff field and seedings are set, the Packers know their four possible opponents for the divisional round.
On either Jan. 22 or 23, the top-seeded Packers will play one of these four teams – Eagles, 49ers, Cardinals or Rams – at Lambeau Field, with the winner advancing to the NFC title game.
Next weekend, the NFC Wild Card games shape up as follows (playoff seed in parentheses).
(7) Philadelphia Eagles at (2) Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday noon CT
(6) San Francisco 49ers at (3) Dallas Cowboys, Sunday 3:30 p.m. CT
(5) Arizona Cardinals at (4) Los Angeles Rams, Monday 7:15 p.m. CT
The Packers will play the lowest remaining seed after the wild-card games are completed. It boils down to this:
So, if the Eagles beat the Buccaneers, Philadelphia will visit Green Bay.
If Tampa Bay wins and the 49ers beat the Cowboys, San Francisco will come to Lambeau.
And if Tampa Bay and Dallas both win, the winner of the Cardinals-Rams game will play the Packers.
Game dates and times for the wild-card and divisional rounds are TBA.