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NFL Playoff Schedule 2012, Wild Card Weekend: Steelers Vs. Broncos Caps Weekend's Games

The AFC showdown between the Denver Broncos and the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers will conclude the NFL's 2012 Wild Card Weekend schedule, as it's the fourth of four games to be played. Kickoff between Denver and Pittsburgh is scheduled for 4:30 Eastern on Sunday, with CBS set to broadcast the game nationally.

The AFC bookends Wild Card Weekend, as the Cincinnati Bengals' visit to the Houston Texans opens the 2012 proceedings Saturday at 4:30, with NBC broadcasting the game nationally. NBC also has the Saturday evening game, featuring the Detroit Lions visiting the New Orleans Saints, at 8 Eastern.

The New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons in Sunday's first game, set for 1:00 PM Eastern on FOX nationally.

Saturday, Jan. 7

  • 4:30 PM: Cincinnati Bengals (AFC No. 6) at Houston Texans (AFC No. 3), NBC

  • 8:00 PM: Detroit Lions (NFC No. 6) at New Orleans Saints (NFC No. 3), NBC

Sunday, Jan. 8

  • 1:00 PM: Atlanta Falcons (NFC No. 5) at New York Giants (NFC No. 4), FOX

  • 4:30 PM: Pittsburgh Steelers (AFC No. 5) at Denver Broncos (AFC No. 4), CBS

The top two teams in each conference earned byes for Wild Card Weekend. In the AFC, that's the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens; the NFC's top two seeds are the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers.

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