The NFL playoff schedule 2013 was unveiled after Sunday's final AFC and NFC regular season games determined the final teams and positions for the upcoming postseason. The Chicago Bears and New York Giants were among yesterday's winning teams, who lost out on a playoff spot, while the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins won their way into wild card spots.
As reported on Sunday Dec. 30, by Yahoo! Sports, NBC will carry coverage of two wild card games on Saturday, Jan. 5. First up at 4:30 p.m. EST, it will be the Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans, followed by the Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers at 8 p.m. EST. The latter two teams played yesterday with the game going down to the last second. Minnesota won with a field goal to secure a wild card spot, and officially knock the Bears out of the postseason.
On Sunday, the other two wild card games will be shown. At 1 p.m. EST the Indianapolis Colts take on the Baltimore Ravens, with televised coverage on CBS. FOX brings the NFC wild card matchup between Seattle and Washington starting at 4:30 p.m. EST.
The winners of these four games will go on to face the other AFC and NFC teams holding first round byes. They are the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons. Ultimately one team from the AFC, and one from the NFC will defeat the rest of the competition en route to a Super Bowl 2013 showdown in New Orleans on Sunday, Feb. 3.
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