NFL Playoff Schedule 2013: When and Where to Catch Every Postseason Game

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistDecember 31, 2012

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 30:  Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins celebrates after Alfred Morris #46 scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on December 30, 2012 in Landover, Maryland. The Washington Redskins defeated the Dallas Cowboys 28-18. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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The Wild Card matchups for the NFL postseason were not settled until the final game of the year, but now we can spend the next week breaking down what will happen on Wild Card Weekend. First things first, though, as you need to know where and when to find all these games. 

Not only will we provide a comprehensive viewing guide telling you the dates and start times for the Wild Card games, we will also go deeper into the postseason, looking at the Divisional Round, Conference Championship Sunday and, of course, Super Bowl Sunday. 

All told, there are just 11 games left in the NFL season. (We don't include the Pro Bowl in that because no one actually pays attention it.) Here is all the scheduling information you need to know to get ready for the postseason. 

All start times listed in ET

Wild Card Round

 AFC Wild Card: Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans  Sat. Jan. 5 at 4:30 p.m.  NBC
 NFC Wild Card: Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers  Sat. Jan. 5 at 8:00 p.m.  NBC
 AFC Wild Card: Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens  Sun. Jan. 6 at 1:00 p.m.  CBS
 NFC Wild Card: Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins  Sun. Jan 6 at 4:30 p.m.  FOX


Divisional Round

 AFC Divisional Game: Lowest Seed at Denver Broncos  Sat. Jan 12 at 4:30 p.m.  CBS
 NFC Divisional Game: Highest Seed at San Francisco 49ers  Sat. Jan 12 at 8:00 p.m.  FOX
 NFC Divisional Game: Lowest Seed at Atlanta Falcons  Sun. Jan 13 at 1:00 p.m.  FOX
 AFC Divisional Game: Highest Seed at New England Patriots  Sun. Jan 13 at 4:30 p.m.  CBS



Conference Championships

 AFC Championship Game: Lowest Seed at Highest Seed  Sun. Jan 20, TBD  CBS
 NFC Championship Game: Lowest Seed at Highest Seed  Sun. Jan 20, TBD  FOX


Super Bowl XLVII

 AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion  Sun. Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m.  CBS


Wild Card Matchup to Watch

Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins

Since we still have time before we know all the matchups, we can dedicate a little time to a matchup set in stone. 

The Seahawks are the hot team on the block right now, scoring points seemingly at will for a three-week stretch before clawing out a victory against St. Louis in Week 17. 

The Redskins have arguably the most exciting rookie quarterback in a class that is filled with great rookie quarterbacks. They are also the hottest team in the NFC, winning seven straight games to win the NFC East for the first time since 1999. 

Still, the Seahawks look like one of the most complete teams in the postseason. They have an incredible defense and an offense that has improved by leaps and bounds since the start of the season. 

While they don't boast a defense nearly as strong as the Seahawks, the Redskins have found a way to succeed by blitzing whenever they can and making opposing quarterbacks uncomfortable. It worked against Tony Romo, but Russell Wilson is a better athlete with more speed to run around and make plays in and outside the pocket. 

Plus the Seahawks still have to prove they can win outside of Seattle. They went just 3-5 away from home this season, including losses to Carolina, Detroit and Miami.