Packers vs. 49ers divisional round set for Saturday night

Green Bay Packers (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images) /

Packers-49ers is set for Saturday night.

The next chapter of the Green Bay Packers-San Francisco 49ers rivalry will be written in the divisional round.

There is still one wild-card round game to be played on Monday night, but we now know that the Packers will be hosting the sixth-seed 49ers on Saturday night.

Full NFL divisional round schedule

Here is the full schedule for next week’s divisional round, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter:

  • Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans – Saturday, Jan. 22 at 3:30 p.m. CT
  • San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers – Saturday, Jan. 22 at 7:15 p.m. CT
  • Arizona Cardinals/Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Sunday, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. CT
  • Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs – Sunday, Jan. 23 at 5:30 p.m. CT

When it comes to days off, Green Bay has a significant advantage over San Francisco. The 49ers will have to travel on a short week having played on Sunday, whereas the Packers have had a week of rest and get to remain at home.

Many of Green Bay’s starters also didn’t play the full Week 18 game against the Detroit Lions.

Maybe that will work the other way. The 49ers have momentum having won the past two weeks. They can keep things rolling into the divisional round. Perhaps the time off will prove to be too long for Matt LaFleur’s team.

Either way, we’re set for what will be a fascinating contest between two Super Bowl contenders. A trip to the NFC Championship Game against either the Buccaneers, Rams, or Cardinals will be on the line. It doesn’t get much bigger than that.