The National Football League has provided the schedules for the next two weekends of playoff action.
NBC’s Wild Card Saturday doubleheader kicks off on January 5 with Cincinnati at Houston for the second year in a row. The nightcap in primetime will be Minnesota at Green Bay as those two teams meet for the second week in a row.
For Wild Card Sunday, CBS has the early game while Fox takes the late 4:30 p.m. contest.
And in the Divisional Round, CBS starts off at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, January 12 with the AFC #1 seed Denver hosting the lowest remaining seeded team. Fox carries the Saturday night game starting at 8 p.m. ET in San Francisco.
For Divisional Round Sunday, Fox has the early game at 1 p.m. ET in Atlanta. CBS will carry the late game at 4:30 p.m. as New England hosts its playoff game in Foxboro, MA.
Here’s the press release.
Commissioner ROGER GOODELL announced today the schedule of sites, dates and times for the National Football League Wild Card Playoffs of January 5-6 and Divisional Playoffs of January 12-13 (all times Eastern):
NFL WILD CARD WEEKEND
Saturday, January 5
AFC: 4:30 PM (ET) Cincinnati at Houston (NBC) NFC: 8:00 PM (ET) Minnesota at Green Bay (NBC)
Sunday, January 6
AFC: 1:00 PM (ET) Indianapolis at Baltimore (CBS) NFC: 4:30 PM (ET) Seattle at Washington/Dallas (FOX)
NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS
Saturday, January 12
AFC: 4:30 PM (ET) Baltimore/Indianapolis/Cincinnati at Denver (CBS) NFC: 8:00 PM (ET) Green Bay/Washington/Dallas/Seattle at San Francisco (FOX)
Sunday, January 13
NFC: 1:00 PM (ET) Washington/Dallas/Seattle/Minnesota at Atlanta (FOX) AFC: 4:30 PM (ET) Houston/Baltimore/Indianapolis at New England (CBS)
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. Denver (13-3, AFC West champion) 1. Atlanta (13-3, NFC South champion) 2. New England (12-4, AFC East champion) 2. San Francisco (11-4-1, NFC West champion) 3. Houston (12-4, AFC South champion) 3. Green Bay (11-5, NFC North champion) 4. Baltimore (10-6, AFC North champion) 4. Washington/Dallas (9-6/8-7) (NFC East champion) 5. Indianapolis (11-5) 5. Seattle (11-5) 6. Cincinnati (10-6) 6. Minnesota (10-6)
The AFC (CBS, 6:30 PM ET) and NFC (FOX, 3:00 PM ET) Championship Games will be played on Sunday, January 20.
The 2013 Pro Bowl (NBC, 7:00 PM ET) will be played on Sunday, January 27 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, one week before Super Bowl XLVII takes place at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday, February 3 (CBS, 6:30 PM ET).
That is all.