NFL Playoff Schedule 2012: Divisional Round Features Packers, Patriots

The Divisional Round of the 2012 NFL playoffs may not have match-ups set just yet, but the Divisional Round schedule is already set, and puts the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots on in prime time.

As originally revealed on NBC's Sunday Night Football broadcast and confirmed by the NFL (PDF), the Packers, who carry the NFL's best record and the NFC's No. 1 seed into the playoffs, will be the late afternoon game on Sunday, January 15 on FOX. The Patriots, the No. 1 seed in the AFC, get the night game on Saturday, January 14 on CBS.

The early games fall to the San Francisco 49ers on January 14 and the Baltimore Ravens on January 15.

The Packers and Patriots will play the lowest remaining seeds in their respective conferences; the 49ers and Ravens will get the highest remaining seeds.

Here's the TV schedule for the Divisional Round of the 2012 NFL playoffs:

Saturday, January 14

Highest remaining seed in NFC (New Orleans Saints/New York Giants OR Dallas Cowboys/Atlanta Falcons) at San Francisco 49ers, 4:30 p.m., FOX

Lowest remaining seed in AFC (Denver Broncos/Pittsburgh Steelers/Cincinnati Bengals) at New England Patriots, 8:00 p.m., CBS

Sunday, January 15

Highest remaining seed in AFC (Houston Texans/Denver Broncos/Pittsburgh Steelers) at Baltimore Ravens, 1:00 p.m., CBS

Lowest remaining seed in NFC (New York Giants OR Dallas Cowboys/Atlanta Falcons/Detroit Lions) at Green Bay Packers, 4:30 p.m., FOX

For more on the 2012 NFL playoffs, head to SB Nation's NFL hub.

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