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NFL playoff schedule for 2011 announced

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The NFL has officially announced the playoff schedule for the 2011 postseason.

On Saturday, January 8, the Saints will play at tonight’s Rams-Seahawks winner at 4:30 p.m. Eastern, followed by the Jets at the Colts at 8 p.m. Both games will be on NBC.

On Sunday, January 9, the Ravens will play at the Chiefs at 1 p.m. on CBS and the Packers will play at the Eagles at 4:30 p.m. on FOX.

On Saturday, January 15, the highest-seeded team among the Colts, Chiefs and Ravens will play at Pittsburgh at 4:30 p.m. on CBS. The lowest-seeded team among the Rams, Seahawks, Saints and Packers will play at Atlanta at 8 p.m. on FOX.

On Sunday, January 16, the remaining NFC team (Eagles, Rams, Seahawks or Saints) will play at Chicago at 1 p.m. on FOX. The remaining AFC team (Chiefs, Ravens or Jets) will play at New England at 4:30 p.m. on CBS.

The NFC Championship Game will take place on Sunday, January 23, at 3 p.m. on FOX. The AFC Championship Game will be at 6:30 p.m. on CBS.

The Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 30 at 7 p.m. on FOX. Super Bowl XLV takes place Sunday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m. on FOX.

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17 Responses to “NFL playoff schedule for 2011 announced”
  1. radrntn says: Jan 2, 2011 8:01 PM

    saints lucked out the most in next weekend

  2. radrntn says: Jan 2, 2011 8:02 PM

    besides the panthers who got luck

  3. bigjb123 says: Jan 2, 2011 8:19 PM

    all those playoff match ups i dont see the cowboys or the giants? HA HA HA!!!

  4. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Jan 2, 2011 8:29 PM

    The Snyder-Skins will win the Marketing-Hype Bowl for the 11th year in a row.

    1 playoff game in 11 years
    7 Head Coaches (8 if you count Shana-junior)
    16 QBs

  5. giablommi says: Jan 2, 2011 8:30 PM

    As a Pats fan I would love to see Jets-Pats in two weeks but unfortunately I think you can pretty much pencil in a Baltimore-NE rematch.

  6. bearsblow says: Jan 2, 2011 8:33 PM

    Classic Cutler (Twatler) – INT when it counts

  7. db105 says: Jan 2, 2011 8:43 PM

    Looks like Green Bay and possibly Kansas City or Baltimore will play 2nd round game with short rest. Why does the NFL schedule 2nd round game times and places before the Wildcard Games are played?

  8. PCa Survivor says: Jan 2, 2011 8:48 PM

    “On Saturday, January 15, the highest-seeded team among the Colts, Chiefs and Ravens will play at Pittsburgh at 4:30 p.m. on CBS. ”

    ________________________

    It can’t be the Ravens. They have petitioned the NFL not to play the Steelers in the playoffs.

  9. steelers6pack says: Jan 2, 2011 8:52 PM

    Surprised Pitt game is early and not Sat night in prime time..

  10. theinfamous07 says: Jan 2, 2011 9:04 PM

    @palin

    Really fool? In the past 11 years (1999-2010), we’ve actually had 5 playoff games, with a record of 2-3. Get your facts straight before you post idiot.

  11. geauxjay says: Jan 2, 2011 9:05 PM

    I am so freaking sick of TV and the NFL giving all of the attention and cushy time slots to the Jets.

  12. pghguyy says: Jan 2, 2011 9:38 PM

    i think its a new england pittsburgh championship game. i dont think anyone is gonna stop brady this year hes playing some of the best ball of his carreer.

  13. mattlion says: Jan 2, 2011 9:55 PM

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    geauxjay says: Jan 2, 2011 9:05 PM

    I am so freaking sick of TV and the NFL giving all of the attention and cushy time slots to the Jets.

    Well, New York is the #1 media market in the league, and the Colts are a big ratings draw, so that makes sense to me. When you consider that Fox was locked into the 4:30 slot on the first Sunday, it lines up pretty well. The less-attractive games are the first games each day on that first weekend.

  14. therealmccoy25 says: Jan 2, 2011 10:00 PM

    It’s gonna be another crappy pro bowl with the two starting QB’s not making the trip! Birds vs. Pats rematch…but this time our QB wont be puking in the huddle…Go birds!!!

  15. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Jan 2, 2011 10:29 PM

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    PCa Survivor says: Jan 2, 2011 8:48 PM

    “On Saturday, January 15, the highest-seeded team among the Colts, Chiefs and Ravens will play at Pittsburgh at 4:30 p.m. on CBS. ”

    ________________________

    It can’t be the Ravens. They have petitioned the NFL not to play the Steelers in the playoffs.
    ~~~~~

    Steelers v Ravens Round 3! It doesn’t get much better than that Spanky!

  16. beauregard says: Jan 2, 2011 10:35 PM

    San Diego Chargers: The team no one wants to face in the playoffs.

    Hey! Everybody got their wish! LOL!!!!!

  17. scooter7777777 says: Jan 3, 2011 12:30 AM

    Apparently, oddsmakers are less than impressed with not only the Seahawks’ presence in the playoffs, but the fact that they’re hosting a game.

    Check out the opening lines from one of the “for entertainment purposes only” websites, posted abotu a half-hour ago:

    Sat 1/8 @ 4:30
    New Orleans Saints -12
    @Seattle Seahawks (45½)

    Sat 1/8 @ 8:20
    New York Jets (44½)
    @Indianapolis Colts -2½

    Sun 1/9 @ 1:00
    Baltimore Ravens -1
    @Kansas City Chiefs (41)

    Sun 1/9 @ 4:30
    Green Bay Packers (46½)
    @Philadelphia Eagles -1

    A 12-point home ‘dog … lmfao.

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