NFL Playoff Schedule 2013: Postseason Matchups Following Saturday Games

January 6, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The road to the Super Bowl just got a little less crowded, as the Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans advanced on Saturday, while the Minnesota Vikings and Cincinnati Bengals were sent packing.
With their victories, Green Bay and Houston move on to the divisional round next weekend.
The Packers will face the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, Jan. 12. It will be a rematch of the first game of the season, which San Francisco won 30-22. Aaron Rodgers threw for 303 yards and a touchdown in that game, but he was unable to lead the Packers back from a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit.
Saturday's game will certainly have a different look to it, though, as the 49ers replaced quarterback Alex Smith with Colin Kaepernick midway through the season. Smith was excellent against Green Bay, so it will be interesting to see how Kaepernick fares.
On the AFC side, Houston advances to face the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 13. The two played each other on Monday Night Football in W...

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