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NFL releases wild-card, divisional playoffs schedule

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December 30, 2012

In a rematch of last season's AFC Wild-Card Game, NBC will broadcast the Cincinnati Bengals heading to Houston to face the Texans on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET. This time around, the Texans are limping into the playoffs.

Another rematch will air in prime time Saturday night. Adrian Peterson's Vikings will head to Lambeau Field for a rubber match against the Green Bay Packers at 8 p.m. ET. If it's anything like Sunday's instant classic, we are in for a treat.

Sunday's schedule will start in Baltimore. Chuck Pagano will bring his Indianapolis Colts in to face his former employers, the Ravens, at 1 p.m. ET on CBS. It has been a ridiculous ride for Pagano and rookie quarterback Andrew Luck. The Colts showed Sunday against Houston that they're ready to beat playoff competition.

The final game of the weekend will feature the NFC East champ Redskins hosting the Seattle Seahawks at 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX. Pretty sweet slate.

The NFL also announced the times of the divisional-round games. On Saturday, Jan. 12, the Denver Broncos will host the lowest remaining AFC seed at 4:30 p.m. ET, and the San Francisco 49ers will start their playoff adventure at 8 p.m. ET on the same day.

The Atlanta Falcons will try to avoid going one-and-done again at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 13. The AFC's No. 2 seed, the New England Patriots, will finish the weekend at 4:30 p.m. on the same day.


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