NFL Wild Card and Divisional Playoff TV Schedule Announced

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January 1st, 2012

via press release:


Commissioner ROGER GOODELL announced today the schedule of sites, dates and times for the National Football League Wild Card Playoffs of January 7-8 and Divisional Playoffs of January 14-15 (all times Eastern):




Saturday, January 7


AFC:    4:30 PM (ET) Cincinnati at Houston (NBC)


NFC:    8:00 PM (ET) Detroit at New Orleans (NBC)


Sunday, January 8


NFC:    1:00 PM (ET) Atlanta at Dallas/N.Y. Giants (FOX)
AFC:    4:30 PM (ET) Pittsburgh at Denver (CBS)





Saturday, January 14


NFC:    4:30 PM (ET) New Orleans/Dallas-N.Y. Giants/Atlanta at San Francisco (FOX)


AFC:    8:00 PM (ET) Denver/Pittsburgh/Cincinnati at New England (CBS)


Sunday, January 15


AFC:    1:00 PM (ET) Houston/Denver/Pittsburgh at Baltimore (CBS)
NFC:    4:30 PM (ET) Dallas-N.Y. Giants/Atlanta/Detroit at Green Bay (FOX)


In the Divisional Playoffs, the division champion with the best record in each conference will host the lowest seeded Wild Card survivor.  Once teams are seeded for the playoffs, positions do not change:

American Football Conference

National Football Conference

1.  New England (13-3, AFC East champion) 1.  Green Bay (15-1, NFC North champion)
2.  Baltimore (12-4, AFC North champion) 2.  San Francisco (13-3, NFC West champion)
3.  Houston (10-6, AFC South champion) 3.  New Orleans (13-3, NFC South champion)
4.  Denver (8-8, AFC West champion) 4.  Dallas (8-7)/NY Giants (8-7) (NFC East champion)
5.  Pittsburgh (12-4) 5.  Atlanta (10-6)
6.  Cincinnati (9-7) 6.  Detroit (10-6)


The AFC (CBS, 3:00 PM ET) and NFC (FOX, 6:30 PM ET) Championship Games will be played on Sunday, January 22.


The 2012 Pro Bowl (NBC, 7:00 PM ET) will be played on Sunday, January 29 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, one week before Super Bowl XLVI takes place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sunday, February 5 (NBC, 6:30 PM ET).

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