Who’s coming to Lambeau Field next week for the Divisional round of the NFC playoffs? That will be decided today as the two NFC Wild Card games kick off this afternoon.
First up is the contest that will decide which winner goes where, the 3-6 matchup. The New Orleans Saints host, finishing in a three-way tie for the best record in the conference but losing out on tiebreakers to the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers. They will host the Minnesota Vikings in a rematch of a handful of notable playoff games past — including the Minneapolis Miracle and Brett Favre’s final playoff contest.
If New Orleans wins, they come to Green Bay next Sunday. If Minnesota is victorious, they head to San Francisco with the winner of the second game going to Wisconsin instead.
That game pits the 9-7 Philadelphia Eagles, winners of the NFC East, against the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle has an absurd record in one-score games this year — 9-2 in games decided by 7 or fewer points — and has scored just seven points more than its opponents all year. Still, they finished 11-5 and have one of the most dangerous quarterbacks in the NFL in Russell Wilson.
Who earns a trip to Green Bay next year? Tune in to today’s games to find out.
GAME 1: Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
12:05 PM Central Time (1:05 PM ET)
Point spread: Saints -8
GAME 2: Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
4:40 PM Eastern Time
Point spread: Pick’em