New Orleans Saints march into playoffs with top NFC seed

Staff reports
The Saints defense swarms to RB Jonathan Stewart.

The NFC South champion New Orleans Saints hold the top position in the conference playoffs.

The Saints and the Minnesota Vikings, the NFC North champs, both have the first week off of the playoffs.

Philadelphia will play at Dallas on Jan. 9 at 7 p.m.

Green Bay will play at Arizona on Jan. 10 at 3:40 p.m.

In the AFC, the New York Jets will play at Cincinnati on Jan. 9 at 3:30 p.m.

Baltimore will play at New England on Jan. 10 at noon.

Indianapolis and San Diego both have byes in the AFC.

The divisional playoffs will be played Jan. 16-17.

The AFC and NFC Championship Games will be played Jan. 24.

The 2010 Pro Bowl is set for Jan. 31, one week before Super Bowl XLIV, which is scheduled for Feb. 7 at 5:25 p.m.