Bears get early Sunday playoff game

The opponent for the Chicago Bears second-round playoff game at Soldier Field is still uncertain, but they now know when they will play: Noon Sunday, Jan. 16.

The No. 6 seed Packers, who beat the Bears on Sunday to make the playoffs, will play the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

As the No. 2 seed, the Bears will play the higher seed of the NFC wildcard round winners with the top-seeded Atlanta Falcons playing the low seed.

The other NFC wildcard matchup is the New Orleans Saints vs. the winner of Sunday night's Seattle Seahawks-St. Louis Rams matchup.

  • A limited number of Bears playoff tickets are scheduled to go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday.