The Steelers may not have made to the NFL Playoffs this year, and their semi-rare absence will cast a pall on January football for Pittsburgh fans, but here's the playoff schedule anyway.
Saturday, Jan. 5:
No. 6 Bengals vs. No. 3 Texans, 4:30, NBC
No. 6 Vikings vs. No. 3 Packers, 8:00, NBC
Sunday, Jan. 6:
No. 5 Colts vs. No. 4 Ravens, 1:00, CBS
No. 5 Seahawks vs. No. 4 Redskins, 4:30, FOX
In the AFC, the Broncos have the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs; the Patriots have the No. 2 seed and a bye. If the Texans win their Wild-Card matchup (which they'd probably prefer not to be playing; they lost out on a bye after dropping their last two games), they will head to New England. If the Bengals win, they'll be in Denver.
In the NFC, the Falcons are the No. 1 seed, and the 49ers are the No. 2 seed. If the Packers win their Wild-Card matchup, they'll head to San Francisco, and if the Vikings win, they'll go to Atlanta.