2012 NFL Playoff Schedule: NFC Wild Card Game Times And TV Coverage

We still don't know which team will emerge from the NFC East, but the NFL playoff schedule for the wild card round is all set. At present, the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys are battling for the final playoff spot in the NFC, and the winner will host the Atlanta Falcons.

The New Orleans Saints hold the highest seed without a bye, No. 3 overall, and will host the Detroit Lions, who earned the No. 6 seed after a Week 17 loss. The Atlanta Falcons blew out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17, earning the No. 5 seed and the right to face the NFC East champion, which will be the No. 4 seed no matter what.

Here's a look at the schedule for the NFC wild card weekend.

Saturday, Jan. 7

Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints, 8 p.m. Eastern on NBC

Sunday, Jan. 8

Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants/Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m. Eastern on FOX

The Green Bay Packers, the No. 1 seed, and San Francisco 49ers, the No. 2 seed, will both be idle this coming weekend, having earned first-round byes.

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