Cardinals round out playoff field with OT win over Packers

Published 8:33 am Monday, January 11, 2010

It took a few extra minutes, but the lineup for the divisional round of the NFL playoffs is set.

The Arizona Cardinals beat the Green Bay Packers 51-45 in overtime Sunday on Karlos Dansby’s 17-yard fumble return for a touchdown to round out the field.

“He (Michael Adams) made a sack, the ball went in the air, I just made a play on the ball,” Dansby said.

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Earlier, the Baltimore Ravens routed the Patriots 33-14.

Arizona (11-6) will face the NFC’s top seed, the Saints (13-3), in New Orleans on Saturday. The reward for Baltimore (10-7) is playing the AFC’s top seed, taking on the Colts (14-2) later Saturday in Indianapolis.

The Ravens’ win at New England sends the Jets to San Diego. A Cowboys-Vikings matchup in Minnesota already was set after Dallas won a playoff game for the first time since 1996 on Saturday night.