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2016 NFL playoffs: Cardinals vs. Packers divisional round live blog, reactions

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You have been waiting for it. It is playoff time at home for the Arizona Cardinals, who got to sit at home a week with their playoff bye. Without technically winning a game, they are 1-0 this postseason.

They now get to host the Green Bay Packers, coming off a 35-18 win over the Washington Redskins in the wild card round. The last time these two teams played, it was in Week 16 here in Arizona and the Cardinals ran away with a ridiculous 38-8 victory, clinching the first round bye.

This time both teams are healthy. Arizona did lose starting linebacker Alex Okafor for the rest of the postseason and reserve defensive tackle Cory Redding as well, but everyone on the active roster is healthy. Green Bay is without receiver Davante Adams, but they get back Sam Shields and David Bakhtiari.

Will the Cardinals move on as expected to the NFC Championship Game? Can the beat Aaron Rodgers in the playoffs? Madden thinks so in the simulation we ran on Friday.

Our staff thinks so, too.

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