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NFL announces date and time of Bears-Saints playoff game

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The Bears will open the playoffs on what's being billed as Super Wild Card Weekend against the Saints next Sunday in New Orleans, with kickoff scheduled at 3:40 p.m. (CT) on CBS, Nickelodeon and Amazon Prime.

Despite losing to the Packers 35-16 Sunday at Soldier Field, the Bears qualified as the NFC's No. 7 and final seed by virtue of the Cardinals' 18-7 loss to the Rams in Los Angeles.

The Saints (12-4) are the No. 2 seed. The other two NFC playoff games next weekend will feature the No. 6 Rams (10-6) at the No. 3 Seahawks (12-4) and the No. 5 Buccaneers (11-5) at No. 4 Washington (7-9). As the No. 1 seed, the Packers (13-3) earned a first-round bye and own home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

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