Entering the weekend, it seemed like the most likely scenario, but the Packers (and Bears) made if more difficult than most thought. Still, the Packers defeated the Bears at Lambeau Field 10-3, in the process clinching the second wildcard spot and the No. 6 seed. As a result, they will travel to Lincoln Financial Field next weekend to take on the No. 3 seed, the NFC East champion Philadelphia Eagles.
Of course, the two teams met on the same field in the season opener, when the Packers beat the Eagles 27-20, knocking out Kevin Kolb in the process and putting the wheels in motion that eventually ended up landing Michael Vick the starting quarterback job with the Eagles. Vick and most of the Eagles' starters will be rested heading into next week's all-important clash.
UPDATE: Andy Reid told his team in the locker room following the 14-13 loss to the Dallas Cowboys that the Eagles will play the Packers next Sunday, January 9, at 4:30 PM. Also, the league announced that if the Eagles were to beat the Packers next weekend, they would play the Chicago Bears the following Sunday, January 16, in Soldier Field at 1 PM.
-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 7:09 p.m., January 2