01/12/2013 03:59 pm ET

NFL Divisional Playoffs 2013 LIVE Updates: Broncos vs. Ravens; Packers vs. 49ers On Saturday

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Together again, Ray Lewis and Peyton Manning face off in the opening game of the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. Meeting in the playoffs the third time in their accomplished careers, Manning and Lewis will match wits and hits for the last time. Manning's Colts eliminated Lewis and the Ravens in those previous playoff pairings (2009, 2006). If he can make it 3-3 against the Ravens in the postseason then Manning will bring an end to Lewis' 17-year career.

Fresh off a first-round bye and riding an 11-game winning streak, the Broncos are the oddsmakers' choice -- but not Nate Silver's pick -- to win the Super Bowl. Looking to keep their own chase for the Lombardi Trophy alive, the Ravens travel to Denver -- where the temperature will be frigid -- for a rematch of a Week 15 game when the Broncos dealt them a 34-17 defeat. The second half of the Saturday Divisional doubleheader also features a rematch from the regular season as the San Francisco 49ers take on the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park. Aaron Rodgers returns to his home state, looking to avenge a Week 1 loss at Lambeau.

Will Peyton continue his remarkable comeback year and lead the favored Broncos to the AFC Championship? Or will Joe Flacco, Ray Rice and the Ravens' defense build upon their Wild Card win over the Indianapolis Colts and ensure that Lewis' last ride stretches a bit longer?


01/12/2013 11:46 PM EST

@ mikecwright :

Bears and Packers both learned that SF throws a TON of different looks at you. In both games both teams out-coached.

01/12/2013 11:46 PM EST

@ Jimmy_Beast :

A lot of people thinking this could be it for Dom Capers as DC in GB, 2 years after SB win. Could be Perry Fewell's same fate next season.

01/12/2013 11:37 PM EST

@ MoveTheSticks :

The 2 teams that advanced to Championship week are led by QBs from Delaware and Nevada.

01/12/2013 11:35 PM EST


Packers won't waste any of their 2 timeouts and the 49ers are kneeing it. GAME OVER. 45-31 49ers. San Francisco heads to the NFC Championship game.

01/12/2013 11:34 PM EST

Onside Kick

Onside kick fails and the 49ers recover. This one is over.

01/12/2013 11:31 PM EST


Rodgers gets plenty of time in the pocket and fires a touchdown pass to Greg Jennings in the back right corner of the end zone. Touchdown Packers. 49ers have a 45-31 lead. 57 seconds left.

01/12/2013 11:29 PM EST


San Francisco's Tarell Brown intercepts a pass in the end zone but he was flagged for pass interference. Ball is on the 4 and Packers get an automatic first down.

01/12/2013 11:28 PM EST

@ JeffDuncanTP :

Starting to wonder if Super Bowl XLVII could end up being the Harbaugh Bowl. Each just one win away from #Nola.

01/12/2013 11:28 PM EST

3rd and 3

Rodgers takes the ball himself and dives just a yard short of the first down.. Then he hits Nelson deep down in the middle of the field for the first down.

01/12/2013 11:26 PM EST