NFL Playoff Schedule: Broncos Advance, Will Face Patriots

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 08: Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos runs with the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 8, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos pulled off an improbable overtime win over the Pittsburgh Steelers and will face the New England Patriots on Saturday, January 14.

With their dramatic 29-23 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, the AFC West champion Denver Broncos have advanced to the divisional round of the AFC Playoffs, where they will face the New England Patriots. The top-seeded Patriots will host Denver at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET in Saturday's late game. The game will be broadcast nationally on CBS.

The Patriots will likely open as double-digit favorites. That won't be news to the Broncos, and they were more than seven-point underdogs at kickoff of their game against the Steelers. Though the announcers have not yet been announced, Jim Nantz and Phil Simms are expected to call the game for CBS. The other AFC Playoff match features the Houston Texans going away to face the Baltimore Ravens and will take place on Sunday.

For more on the two teams, check out Denver Broncos blog Mile High Report and New England Patriots blog Pats Pulpit. For more coverage of the NFL Playoffs, head over to SB Nation's NFL news hub.

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