49ers to face Packers in divisional round of NFL playoffs

Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

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The 49ers will face off against the Packers in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, and the kickoff has been set for Saturday, not Sunday.

The only way the San Francisco 49ers could have avoided the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round of the playoffs, assuming the Niners pulled off their own Wild Card win over the Dallas Cowboys, would be if the seventh-seeded Philadelphia Eagles somehow upset the No. 2-seeded Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

San Francisco did its job by defeating Dallas 23-17, yet Philly ended up losing in decisive fashion to Tampa Bay, meaning the 49ers are now traveling again, this time to take on quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the No. 1-seeded Packers in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.

Because the higher-seeded Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals are playing on Monday night, there was almost no way for the Niners to end up playing on Sunday.

49ers will visit the Packers on Saturday, Jan. 22 at Lambeau Field

San Francisco will be guaranteed to travel for the remainder of its playoff games, thanks to the Eagles being eliminated.

The next contest will be on the road against the Packers, who went 13-4 during the regular season and clinched a first-round playoff bye as a result, getting that extra break in advance of a home trip through the rest of the postseason.

Kickoff will be at 8:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 22 from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Rodgers and the Packers beat the 49ers during the regular season, a final score of 30-28 way back in Week 3 at Levi’s Stadium. Yet Rodgers has gone 0-3 over his career against the Niners during the postseason, including the notable drubbing San Francisco gave him during the 2020 NFC Championship game two seasons ago.

The 49ers will be hoping for the latter kind of result instead of what happened earlier this season.

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