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Monday, January 2, 2012
BBAO: Time for the fun to begin

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

We're Black and Blue All Over:

The 2011 season is over for half of the NFC North, the postseason has begun for the other half and it's full steam ahead here on the blog.

We know the playoff schedule: The Detroit Lions (10-6) will play Saturday night at the New Orleans Saints, while the Green Bay Packers (15-1) will await the NFC's lowest remaining seed and host a  Jan. 15 game at Lambeau Field. Kickoff will be 4:30 p.m. ET.

We know the relevant draft order: The Minnesota Vikings (3-13) will pick No. 3 overall, while Chicago Bears (8-8) hold the No. 19 pick.

Before the madness begins, let's take a quick tour around local coverage of Week 17: