The Green Bay Packers defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-23 in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs Sunday, which means they will now travel to Santa Clara to face the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game next week.

That game will kick off at 3:40 p.m. PST, and will follow the AFC Championship Game, which begins at 12:05 p.m.

The 49ers previously defeated the Packers 37-8 in Week 12, a game Aaron Rodgers would like to forget. He completed 20 of his 33 passes for just 104 yards and was sacked five times by the San Francisco defense. Green Bay had just 198 yards of total offense in the game.

The Packers' win over the Seahawks means the 49ers will be spared a third meeting with their divisional rival, which will come as good news to 49ers fans looking to avoid other nail-biter.

Seattle defeated San Francisco 27-24 in Week 10 on an overtime field goal, but the 49ers got revenge in Week 17 when Seattle came one inch short of the season sweep. That victory gave the 49ers home field advantage in the NFC playoffs.

Eric Ting is an SFGATE digital reporter. Email: eric.ting@sfgate.com | Twitter:@_ericting