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NFL Playoff Pairings

The pairings are set for the NFL playoffs, which begin this weekend.

The New Orleans Saints are the number three seed in the NFC, and will host the 6th-seeded Detroit Lions, this Saturday, at 7 o’clock, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, in the NFC Wild-Card round.

The winner will travel to San Francisco the following weekend, on Saturday, January 14, to take on the 2nd-seeded 49ers, who draw an opening round bye, in the Divisional Round.

The other NFC playoff match-up has the 5th-seeded Atlanta Falcons visiting the 4th-seeded New York Giants, on Sunday, at noon.

The winner of that game will have to hit the road, on Sunday, January 15,  to take on the top-seeded Green Bay Packers, who have an opening round bye.

The NFC Championship Game is set for Sunday, January, 22.

Over in the AFC,the 3rd-seeded Houston Texans host the 6th-seeded Cincinnati Bengals at 3:30 pm on Saturday, in the AFC Wild-Card Round, while the 5th-seeded Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Denver, Colorado, to take on the 4th-seeded Broncos, on Sunday, at 3:30 pm.

The top-seeded New England Patriots, and the 2nd-seeded Baltimore Ravens, both draw byes in the opening round of the AFC Playoffs.

The AFC Championship Game is also scheduled for Sunday, January 22.

Super Bowl XLVI will be played on Sunday, February 5, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

(Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)


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