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January 2, 2011

NFL WILD CARD & DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE


The schedule of sites, dates and times for the NFL Wild Card Playoffs of January 8-9, 2011 and Divisional Playoffs of January 15-16, 2011 (all times Eastern) have been announced.
 
(UPDATE 1/1/2012: CLICK HERE TO SEE THIS YEAR'S SCHEDULE)




NFL WILD CARD WEEKEND


Saturday, January 8


NFC:    4:30 PM (ET)
New Orleans at St. Louis/Seattle (NBC-TV)

AFC:    8:00 PM (ET)
New York Jets at Indianapolis (NBC-TV)

Sunday, January 9


AFC:    1:00 PM (ET)
Baltimore at Kansas City (CBS-TV)


NFC:    4:30 PM (ET)
Green Bay at Philadelphia (FOX-TV)


NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS


Saturday, January 15


AFC:    4:30 PM (ET)
Indianapolis or Kansas City or Baltimore at Pittsburgh (CBS-TV)

NFC:    8:00 PM (ET)
St. Louis/Seattle or New Orleans or Green Bay at Atlanta (FOX-TV)

Sunday, January 16


NFC:    1:00 PM (ET)
Philadelphia or St. Louis/Seattle or New Orleans at Chicago (FOX-TV)


AFC:    4:30 PM (ET)
Kansas City or Baltimore or New York Jets at New England (CBS-TV)


In the Divisional Playoffs, the division champion with the best record in each conference will host the lowest seeded Wild Card survivor.  Once teams are seeded for the playoffs, positions do not change:

American Football Conference

National Football Conference

1.  New England (14-2, AFC East champion)      
1.  Atlanta (13-3, NFC South champion)     
2.  Pittsburgh (12-4, AFC North champion) 
2.  Chicago (11-5, NFC North champion)
3.  Indianapolis (10-6, AFC South champion)
3.  Philadelphia (10-6, NFC East champion)
4.  Kansas City (10-6, AFC West champion)
4.  St. Louis (7-8)/Seattle (6-9) (NFC West champion)
5.  Baltimore (12-4)  
5.  New Orleans (11-5)
6.  New York Jets (11-5)  
6.  Green Bay (10-6)

The  AFC (CBS, 6:30 PM ET) and NFC (FOX, 3:00 PM ET) Championship Games will be played on Sunday, January 23.

The 2011 Pro Bowl (FOX, 7:00 PM ET) will be played on Sunday, January 30 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, one week before Super Bowl XLV takes place at Cowboys Stadium in North Texas on Sunday, February 6 (FOX, 6:30 PM ET).

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