NFL Playoff Schedule: TV Schedule, Announcers and More for Divisional Weekend

Justine BrownCorrespondent IIJanuary 14, 2012

NFL Playoff Schedule: TV Schedule, Announcers and More for Divisional Weekend

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    The NFL divisional playoff games take place this weekend, with two games today and two games on Sunday.

    Today's games will feature an NFC battle between the Saints and the 49ers and an AFC battle between the Broncos and the Patriots.

    Sunday's games will be an NFC showdown between the Giants and the Packers and an AFC matchup between the Texans and Ravens.

    Look ahead for viewing information and previews.

New Orleans Saints @ San Francisco 49ers

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    Saturday, January 14 4:30PM ET/1:30 PM PT

    @Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA

    TV: FOX (WVUE-8 locally in New Orleans) (KTVU TV 2 locally in San Francisco) 

    Announcers: Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, and Tony Siragusa in the field

    Radio: The Bone 107.7 FM - KNBR 680/1050 AM San Francisco

               WWL 105.3 FM-870 AM (WWL.com will stream the game LIVE)

    When the Saints head into Candlestick Park today to play the 49ers the question will be whether San Francisco's stiff defense can stop New Orleans' potent offense.

    Last week in their Wild Card game with the Detroit Lions, the Saints put up 45 points, making that four straight games with 42 points or more.

    The 49ers, on the other hand, have given up just 10.5 points a game at home this season.

    The matchup between the two teams will mark the first playoff battle between the two franchises. 

    Playing into San Francisco's favor, the Saints have never won a road playoff game, going 0-4 in franchise history, and all three of their losses this season came on the road.

    For the 49ers a win would equal their first postseason victory since 2002, the last time they appeared in the playoffs.

Denver Broncos @ New England Patriots

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    Saturday, January 14 8:00PM ET/5:00PM PT

    @Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA

    TV: CBS (KCNC 4 in New England) (WBZ-TV 4 in MA) 

    Announcers: Jim Nantz and Phil Simms

    Radio: Sirius 86

              WEEI-AM 850 New England 

              850 KOA and streaming on 805KOA.com in Denver

    Will Tim Tebow and the Broncos again be able to play David to Goliath today against the Patriots to advance to the AFC Championship?

    The Broncos already took down one Goliath last week, defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers in a thrilling overtime game during their Wild Card Round matchup.

    Despite being an experienced playoff team, the Patriots have lost each of their last two playoff games at home.

    If Denver wants to keep that streak alive they will have to play better than they did in Week 15 when the Patriots handily defeated the Broncos 41-23.

Houston Texans @ Baltimore Ravens

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    Sunday, January 15 1:00PM ET/10:00AM PT

    @M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore MD.

    TV: CBS (KCNC 4 in New England) (WBZ-TV 4 in MA) 

    Announcers: Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf

    Radio: Sirius 86 and 92

              WJZ-13 in Baltimore 

              KHOU-11 in Houston

    The Ravens and Texans have both relied on their running games to be the backbones of their team this season.  Don't be surprised if today is a head-to-head battle between Ravens' back Ray Rice and Texans' back Arian Foster.

    Both Rice and Foster finished in the top five for rushing yards this year.  Foster is coming off a 153-yard, two-touchdown performance in the Wild Card Round last week and will look to lead Houston to their sec on ever playoff win.

    The environment will be a hostile one though, as Baltimore has not lost at home yet this season.

    How Texans' rookie quarterback T.J. Yates responds will play a big factor.

New York Giants @ Green Bay Packers

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    Sunday, January 15 1:00PM ET/10:00AM PT

    @Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI

    TV: FOX (WLUK 11 in Green Bay) (WNYW 5 in New York) 

    Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver and Chris Myers

    Radio: Sirius 86 and 92

              WTMJ 620 AM in Green Bay 

              WFAN 660 in New York

    The New York Giants have won four of their last five games and are being called the hottest team right now by many. 

    However, tomorrow the Giants head to Lambeau Field to play the Packers who look to defend their Super Bowl championship. It's hard to say the Giants are hotter than the Packers who have won 21 of their last 22, including their past 13 games in Green Bay.

    The game will be a rematch of the Dec. 4 game in which Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers lead the team down the field in the last minute putting them in field goal position to pull of the 38-35 victory.