Primetime Playoff Rematch
Posted Dec 30, 2012

The Packers will host the Vikings in a wild-card game on Saturday night; if they win, they'd play at San Francisco next Saturday night.

MINNEAPOLIS – The Green Bay Packers will host a playoff rematch against the Minnesota Vikings at 7 p.m. Saturday night, the league announced.

Here’s the schedule for the wild card and divisional rounds. In the divisional round, the lowest remaining seed will play at the No. 1 seed and the best remaining seed will play at the No. 2 seed. So, in the Packers’ case, as the No. 3 seed, if they beat the Vikings, they’d face the NFC’s No. 2 seed, which is San Francisco. That game would be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at San Francisco.

All times Central

Wild card

Saturday, Jan. 5

No. 6 Bengals at No. 3 Texans, 3:30 p.m. (NBC)

No. 6 Vikings at No. 3 Packers, 7 p.m. (NBC)

Sunday, Jan. 6

No. 5 Colts at No. 4. Ravens, noon (CBS)

No. 5 Seahawks at No. 4 Redskins/Cowboys, 3:30 p.m. (FOX)

Divisional Round

Saturday, Jan. 12

No. 4/5/6 winner at No. 1 Denver, 3:30 p.m. (CBS)

No. 3/4/5 NFC winner at No. 2 San Francisco, 7 p.m. (FOX)

Sunday, Jan. 13

No. 4/5/6 NFC winner at No. 1 Atlanta, noon (FOX)

No. 3/4/5 AFC winner at No. 2 New England, 3:30 p.m. (CBS)

Conference championships

Sunday, Jan. 20

NFC, 2 p.m. (FOX)

AFC, 5:30 p.m. (CBS)

Super Bowl XLVII

Sunday, Feb. 3

at New Orleans, 5:30 p.m.

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