Packers will host Giants in NFC Wild Card playoffs

Green Bay clinches No. 4 seed with win over Lions


DETROIT — The NFC North title is coming back to Green Bay and the home playoff game that goes with it.

The No. 4 seed Packers will play No. 5 New York Giants in the NFC Wild Card playoffs at Lambeau Field this upcoming week after Sunday night's 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.

The game will be played at Lambeau Field, Sunday, Jan. 8 at 3:40 p.m. CST.

It'll be a rematch of the Week 5 game between the two teams, where the Packers prevailed 23-16 at Lambeau Field. Green Bay darted out to a 17-6 lead at halftime following Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams touchdown receptions.

The Packers (10-6) and Giants (11-5) have met seven times in the postseason with Green Bay holding a 4-3 advantage. New York has won the previous two playoff games between the teams.

It's the eighth consecutive year the Packers have made the playoffs, tied for the longest current streak in the NFL with New England. It's the Packers' fifth division title in six seasons.

Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy joins Tom Landry (Dallas), Chuck Noll (Pittsburgh) and Bill Belichick (New England) as the only coaches in NFL history to lead a single franchise to eight or more consecutive playoff appearances.

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