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NFL Playoffs Schedule 2012: Bracket, Game Times For Wild Card And Divisional Rounds

The 2012 NFL playoffs are all set, and the schedule for the next two weeks, including divisional games, was released on Sunday night. Wild card weekend begins with an NBC double-header as two AFC teams and two NFC teams take the field in the first matchups of the 2012 NFL playoffs. The wild card matchups begin a packed two weeks of action as we wind our way towards the Super Bowl on Feb. 5.


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The Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans open the 2012 NFL playoffs this coming Saturday, with the Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints capping the night. Both matchups are on NBC. On Sunday, FOX and CBS split the broadcasting duties, with the former taking the NFC wild card matchup and the latter handling the AFC.

Here's a look ahead at the next two weeks.


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Saturday, January 7

Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans, 4:30 p.m., NBC

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

Sunday, January 8

Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants, 1 p.m., FOX

Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos, 4:30 p.m., CBS

Saturday, January 14

Saints, Giants or Falcons (highest remaining seed) at No. 2 San Francisco 49ers, 4:30 p.m., FOX

Broncos, Steelers or Bengals (lowest remaining seed at No. 1 New England Patriots, 8:00 p.m., CBS

Sunday, January 15

Texans, Broncos or Steelers (highest remaining seed) at No. 2 Baltimore Ravens, 1:00 p.m., CBS

Giants, Falcons or Lions (lowest remaining seed) at No. 1 Green Bay Packers, 4:30 p.m., FOX

And here's a printable bracket to kept track of the action:

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