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NFL playoff schedule announced: Patriots play Jan. 13

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  December 30, 2012 09:16 PM

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FOXBOROUGH -- The NFL has announced the schedule for the first two rounds of the playoffs, including the Patriots' game schedule.

The Patriots will play in the AFC divisional matchup slated for 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13 on CBS. They'll face either the Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens, or Indianapolis Colts, depending on how the wild card weekend shakes out.

The full schedule is as follows:

Wild card round
Saturday, Jan. 5
4:30 p.m., Cincinnati at Houston (NBC)
8 p.m., Minnesota at Green Bay (NBC)
Sunday, January 6
1 p.m., Indianapolis at Baltimore (CBS)
4:30 p.m., Seattle at Washington (FOX)

Divisional round
Saturday, January 12

4:30 p.m., Baltimore/Indianapolis/Cincinnati at Denver (CBS)
8 p.m., Green Bay/Washington/Seattle at San Francisco (FOX)
Sunday, January 13
1 p.m., Washington/Seattle/Minnesota at Atlanta (FOX)
4:30 p.m., Houston/Baltimore/Indianapolis at New England (CBS)

The conference championship games will be Jan. 20. The AFC game is at 6:30 p.m. on CBS, the NFC game at 3 p.m. on FOX.

The Super Bowl is Feb. 3 in New Orleans, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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