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NFL announces playoff schedule

Wild Card Playoffs - Cincinnati Bengals v Houston Texans

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 07: Jerome Simpson #89 of the Cincinnati Bengals leaps over Brice McCain #21 of the Houston Texans as he runs for yards after they catch in the second half during their 2012 AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Reliant Stadium on January 7, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

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With the Redskins crowned as the NFC East champions and the postseason seedings finalized, the NFL’s postseason schedule has been announced.

For the second consecutive year, the playoffs will start with the Bengals at the Texans. That was the first game on wild card Saturday last season, and it’s the first game on wild card Saturday this season as well. That game kicks off on Saturday in Houston at 4 p.m. Eastern.

After that, the Saturday night game is a rematch of today’s game between the Vikings and Packers. That game kicks off at 8 p.m. Eastern on Saturday at Lambeau Field. Both Saturday games are on NBC.

On Sunday, January 6, the Colts will visit Baltimore for a 1 p.m. kickoff on CBS and the Seahawks will visit the Redskins for a 4:30 p.m. kickoff on FOX.

The divisional round will begin on Saturday, January 12 in Denver, with the lowest remaining seed in the AFC (the Bengals, Colts or Ravens) visiting the Broncos for a 4 p.m. kickoff on CBS.

Also on Saturday, January 12, the highest remaining seed in the NFC (the Packers, Redskins or Seahawks) will visit the 49ers at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.

On Sunday, January 13, the lowest remaining NFC seed (the Vikings, Redskins or Seahawks) will visit the Falcons at 1 p.m. ET on FOX. And the divisional round will end on Sunday, January 13, in New England, with the highest remaining AFC seed (the Texans, Colts or Ravens) at the Patriots for a 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff on CBS.

The AFC and NFC Championship Games are on Sunday, January 20. The Pro Bowl is on Sunday, January 27 and the Super Bowl is on Sunday, February 3.