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Wild Card Division Round NFC Title AFC Title Division Round Wild Card
6. Packers (10-6) at 6. Jets (11-5) at
Sunday, 4:30, Ch. 13 Seahawks, Saints or Packers at Chiefs, Ravens or Jets at Saturday, 8, Ch. 8
3. Eagles (10-6) Jan. 15, 8, Ch. 13 Super Bowl XLV

6:30 p.m. Feb. 6,

Cowboys Stadium

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TV: Ch. 13

Jan. 16, 4:30, Ch. 10 3. Colts (10-6)
NFC 1. Falcons (13-3) Jan. 23, 3, Ch. 13 Jan. 23, 6:30, Ch. 10 1. Patriots (14-2) AFC
2. Bears (11-5) 2. Steelers (12-4)
5. Saints (11-5) at Jan. 16, 1, Ch. 13 Jan. 15, 4:30, Ch. 10 5. Ravens (12-4) at
Saturday, 4:30, Ch. 8 Eagles, Seahawks or Saints at Colts, Chiefs or Ravens at Sunday, 1, Ch. 10
4. Seahawks (7-9) Note: Lowest remaining seed after wild-card round plays at No. 1 seed. 4. Chiefs (10-6)


METAIRIE, La. — One of the few quarterbacks to give the Saints' elite pass defense trouble this season happens to play for the team New Orleans will meet again in the first round of the playoffs.

The 366 yards passing Seattle's Matt Hasselbeck racked up Nov. 21 in the Louisiana Superdome were the most all season against the Saints, who ranked fourth in the league in pass defense.

"He did pretty well, but we still came away with a W," Saints CB Tracy Porter said. "He posed a challenge for us, and we know that, and we just have to minimize the yards that he got through the air."

That is, if Hasselbeck plays in the rematch Saturday afternoon in Seattle.

Bothered by a strained muscle in his hip, Hasselbeck served as Charlie Whitehurst's backup and did not play Sunday night in Seattle's NFC West-clinching victory over St. Louis.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he plans to split practice snaps this week between Hasselbeck and Whitehurst and figure out who looks most fit to play as the week wears on.

"He would have gone if we needed him (Sunday night), but the way it worked out, it helped us get ready for this week," Carroll said of Hasselbeck. "So I think we'll have Matt full speed. That's a big plus for us."

Seattle placed TE Chris Baker (fractured bone, hip) and G Chester Pitts (concussion) on season-ending injured reserve.

EAGLES: QB Michael Vick told a Philadelphia radio station that he's "90 percent" back to normal after injuring his quadriceps last week. Vick also said he paid no heed to an ESPN report that said he'd be benched for the playoff game Sunday against Green Bay.

"Writers are gonna write what they wanna write, say what they wanna say," Vick said. "I don't know the validity to that, but I'm just gonna go out and play my game."

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