2012 NFL Playoff Schedule And Bracket Update: New England Patriots Advance To AFC Championship

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The New England Patriots are through to the AFC Championship after putting away the Denver Broncos with ease on Sunday night, 45-10. It was never close as Tom Brady threw six touchdowns and the Patriots offense carved up the Denver defense, leaving no doubt about the outcome. As a result, New England is one game away from a trip to the Super Bowl.

The Patriots join the San Francisco 49ers in booking a ticket to league championship weekend. San Francisco will face either the Green Bay Packers or New York Giants next Sunday, while the Patriots will face the Baltimore Ravens or Houston Texans.

The latest printable NFL playoff bracket update can be found here. The full remaining schedule can be found below.

Divisional Round

San Francisco 49ers def. New Orleans Saints, 36-32

New England Patriots def. Denver Broncos

Sunday, Jan. 15: Houston Texans vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. ET on CBS

Sunday, Jan. 15: New York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers, 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX

League Championship

Sunday, Jan. 22: AFC Championship, New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens at 3 p.m. ET on CBS

Sunday, Jan. 22: NFC Championship, San Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants at 6:30 p.m. ET on FOX

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