The Cardinals are getting a return visit from the Green Bay Packers .
The Packers, who came to University of Phoenix Stadium in December, will be the Cards’ opponent in the NFC Divisional playoff game after ending Washington’s season with a 35-18 win Sunday in Washington.
The Cards’ playoff game will kick off at 6:15 p.m. Arizona time (8:15 ET). Tickets for that game go on sale to the general
The No. 2-seeded Cards will get another advantage with the fact the No. 5-seeded Packers played Sunday evening, and so have a shorter week to prepare.
The Cardinals smacked the Packers, 38-8, in their first get-together. The defense made life miserable for Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, sacking him eight times (with a ninth sack later against backup Scott Tolzien) and returning two of his fumbles for touchdowns.
The dominating victory that day clinched the first-round bye the Cardinals enjoyed this weekend.
Offensively, the Cardinals were solid, with quarterback
The No. 1-seeded Carolina Panthers will play Seattle, after the sixth-seeded Seahawks beat the Vikings in Minnesota, 10-9, earlier Sunday. The Vikings missed a 27-yard field goal in the final minute, allowing the Seahawks to escape with the win.