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NFC playoff bracket 2013: 49ers face Packers, Falcons play Seahawks in Divisional Round

Previewing what potentially could be two great NFC playoff games next weekend.


The first round of the 2013 NFL playoffs is complete, which means we now know the Divisional Round matchups. Here is a look at the action we'll see on Saturday and Sunday next weekend.

At 8 p.m. ET on Saturday night, the No. 2 seeded San Francisco 49ers will take on No. 3 Green Bay. This is a rematch of a Week 1 battle that saw the 49ers come away with a 30-22 victory, although plenty has changed since then. Colin Kaepernick is now the starting quarterback in San Francisco, and he should have a big day against a questionable Green Bay secondary. Aaron Rodgers and the pass-happy Packers will look to move the ball at a high rate against a defense that has struggled without star defensive tackle Justin Smith anchoring the line.

The other NFC game will be between the top-seeded Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks, who knocked off the Redskins in the Wild Card Round. Seattle is one of the hottest teams around right now, winning their last six games and eight of their past nine. Atlanta claimed the league's best record thanks to a favorable schedule and a couple of late game-winning drives by quarterback Matt Ryan. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.

In the AFC, Peyton Manning and the Broncos will take on Ray Lewis and the Ravens at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. The Patriots and Texans will meet at 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday afternoon in a rematch of a Week 14 matchup that saw New England cruise to a 42-14 win.

The full NFL playoffs bracket can be found here.