Sunday, December 30, 2007

Packers to play Sat. Jan. 12

The NFL has announced the schedule for the upcoming playoffs. While the entire schedule is of interest, the part that matters the most -- of course -- is that which affects the Packers. So, without further ado (although I guess I gave it away in the headline, didn't I?), the Pack will host their first home playoff game at 3:30 CT on Saturday, Jan. 12, against an as-yet-to-be-determined opponent.

As noted earlier in the post-game report, if Seattle wins its game against Washington (the ViQueens were eliminated from the Wild Card chase with their loss in overtime at Denver today...awwwwwww) the Seahawks will come to Lambeau. If Seattle loses, the winner of the Giants-Buccaneers game will travel to GB. And assuming the Packers win that game (and assume we will!), they will have an extra day to rest compared to their opponent in the NFC championship game. Every little bit helps.

As for the full schedule and network coverage, here ya go (all times are Central Time):

Saturday, Jan. 5
3:30 p.m. - Washington Redskins at Seattle Seahawks (NBC)
7 p.m. - Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers (NBC)

Sunday, Jan. 6
Noon - New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (FOX)
3:30 p.m. - AFC 6th seed at San Diego Chargers (CBS)

Saturday, Jan. 12
3:30 p.m. - TBD at Green Bay Packers (FOX)
7 p.m. - TBD at New England Patriots (CBS)

Sunday, Jan. 13
Noon - TBD at Indianapolis Colts (CBS)
3:30 p.m. - TBD at Dallas Cowboys (FOX)

Sunday, Jan. 20
2 p.m. - AFC Championship (CBS)
5:30 p.m. - NFC Championship (FOX)

Sunday, Feb. 3
SUPER BOWL XLII: AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion (FOX)