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NFL Playoff Schedule: Seahawks Beat Saints, Play Either Falcons Or Bears Next

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↵↵Tomorrow the Ravens play the Chiefs at 1 ET on CBS, followed by Packers-Eagles at 4:30 on Fox. Next week the Seahawks will play either the Bears or Falcons, and the Jets will play the Patriots.


If you're just joining us, the worst team in NFL playoff history beat the defending Super Bowl champions -- that's right, the Seattle Seahawks have upset the New Orleans Saints. Atlanta Falcons fans were rooting for Seattle all game, as the prospect of welcoming an 8-9 team into the Georgia Dome is a very, very inviting one indeed.


But Falcons fans will need to keep rooting for their avian brethren tomorrow. If the Philadelphia Eagles lose to the Green Bay Packers, the No. 1-seeded Falcons will get the No. 6-seeded Packers, even though the Packers are clearly superior to Seattle and had a better record. That's the breaks.


But if Philly beats the Pack, the Falcons will get the Seahawks as the Eagles travel to play the Bears. This is highly preferable. Not only would it be a far, far better matchup for the Falcons in round two, it would also be a tough road game for Michael Vick. A Packers loss could set up a Seahawks-Bears Super Bowl road for the Falcons. Could be worse, right?

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.