ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 15: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on from the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons during their 2011 NFC divisional playoff game at Georgia Dome on January 15, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Aaron Rodgers
The winner of the NFC Divisional playoff game between the Bears and Seahawks at Soldier Field on Sunday will face Green Bay. The Packers knocked off the top-seeded Falcons 48-21 in Atlanta on Saturday.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers had one of the best games of his career, throwing three touchdowns and 33 passes for 336 yards. The Packers offense was so effective that they didn't punt once. The Falcons, who had home field advantage, collapsed in the second quarter. Matt Ryan threw two interceptions in the two drives of the first half, with the second one being returned 70 yards for a Green Bay touchdown. The Packers are on a hot streak, having won their last three games over Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta.
This win means that the Packers, the sixth seed in the NFC, will have to travel to Seattle or Chicago next Sunday. If the Bears win, they will face the Pack for the third time this season. However, it will be just the second time the long-time rivals would meet in the playoffs.