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NFL Playoff Schedule: Falcons Play Packers, Bears Host Seahawks in NFC Divisional Round

When the NFC divisional round begins, introductions will not be necessary as both games will be rematches from the 2010 season. With a 21-16 victory over Michael Vick and the Eagles, the Packers punched their ticket to Atlanta to play the top-seeded Falcons. It's a rematch of their Week 12 meeting that featured a terrific back-and-forth game ending with a last-second field goal to give the Falcons the win. The Eagles loss means the Seahawks pack their bags for Chicago and a rematch of a 23-20 Seahawks victory in Week 6. Yes, the Seahawks have already beaten the Bears. On the road. This season.

As Falcons fans, most of were rooting for the Eagles as that would have meant playing the Seahawks - a more desirable option than facing Aaron Rodgers - but despite the bad luck, the Falcons are still 7-1 at home this year and beat this same Packers team Nov. 28.

The Falcons are 1-1 against the Packers all-time in the playoffs but have never played them in Atlanta. The Bears lone playoff game against the Seahawks was in 2006 when Chicago beat Seattle in overtime, 27-24 en route to a Super Bowl appearance.

The Falcons play the Packers Saturday, Jan. 15 at 8 ET and the Bears host the Seahawks Sunday, Jan. 16 at 1 ET. Both games are on FOX.


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