If the Eagles can pull out a victory against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in their Wild-Card matchup at Lincoln Financial Field, now they know where they’d have to travel for the divisional round next week.

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After the Minnesota Vikings upset the New Orleans Saints in overtime on Sunday, it became locked in: An Eagles victory over the Seahawks will send them to Green Bay to face the Packers on Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field. The game would kick off at 6:40 p.m.

The Eagles already beat the Packers once at Lambeau this season, winning 34-27 in a game that went down to the wire and ended with cornerback Craig James — playing his first play of the game — tipped a pass that was intercepted by linebacker Nigel Bradham with 20 seconds left. Running back Jordan Howard was a standout in that game, scoring three total touchdowns.

The Eagles last faced the Packers in the playoffs in 2010, when they lost 21-16 with Mike Vick at quarterback and Andy Reid still as coach. Current Eagles coach Doug Pederson was on staff as an offensive quality control coach, too.

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Zack Rosenblatt may be reached at zrosenblatt@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @ZackBlatt. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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