NFC title game at Seattle or Chicago

CHICAGO -- The Seattle Seahawks will spend next weekend at home.

Whether they have a game to play hinges on whether they upset the Chicago Bears in their NFC divisional-round game Sunday at Soldier Field.

The Green Bay Packers' 48-21 victory over Atlanta removes the top-seeded Falcons from the playoff picture. The sixth-seeded Packers will visit the second-seeded Bears or fourth-seeded Seahawks. Green Bay has won four in a row.

Facing Green Bay in the playoffs would be fitting for Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who began his career with the Packers and played his first postseason game against them -- a memorable overtime defeat at Lambeau Field.

First things first, though. Seattle first must defeat the Bears. I'll be heading over to Soldier Field early Sunday.