Day and time set for Cardinals' 1st playoff game

Posted at 10:06 PM, Jan 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 00:14:14-05

The NFC West division-champion Arizona Cardinals earned a week off in this season's NFL playoffs.

As such, the No. 2 seed Cards won't take the field again until Saturday, Jan. 16, when they will host the No. 3 seed Green Bay Packers, No. 4 seed Washington Redskins or No. 5 seed Minnesota Vikings in a divisional round game.

Kickoff time is set for 6:15 p.m. at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale -- and fans are advised to arrive early, as the Arizona Coyotes will host a hockey game at neighboring Gila River Arena at 7 p.m.

One thing we know for sure: The Cards will not play the Seattle Seahawks in that game. The Seahawks, who routed the Cardinals on Sunday, will travel to Minnesota to face the Vikings in next week's Wild Card round. If the Seahawks win, they'll travel to Carolina to face the top-seeded Panthers the following week.

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