2011-12 NFL Playoffs football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2011 NFL regular season has been completed. Now it’s time for the playoffs! We have updated our NFL Playoff Schedule with the pairings for the AFC and NFC Wild-Card games, Divisional games, Championship games and Super Bowl XLVI.

The NFL Playoffs begin on Saturday, January 7, 2012 when the Houston Texans host the Cincinnati Bengals (4:30 p.m. ET – NBC).

AFC teams with a first-round bye are the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots. In the NFC, the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers earned the bye.

Super Bowl XLVI will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. ET at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Listed below is the complete NFL Playoff Schedule (all times Eastern):

AFC Wild-Card Round

  • Houston 31, Cincinnati 10– Sat., Jan. 7, 2012 – 4:30 p.m.; NBC
  • Denver 29, Pittsburgh 23 (OT) – Sun., Jan. 8, 2012 – 4:30 p.m.; CBS

NFC Wild-Card Round

  • New Orleans 45, Detroit 28  – Sat., Jan. 7, 2012 – 8:00 p.m.; NBC
  • N.Y. Giants 24, Atlanta 2 – Sun., Jan. 8, 2012 – 1:00 p.m.; FOX

AFC Divisional Round

  • New England 45, Denver 10 – Sat., Jan. 14, 2012 – 8:00 p.m.; CBS
  • Baltimore 20, Houston 10 – Sun., Jan. 15, 2012 – 1:00 p.m.; CBS

NFC Divisional Round

  • San Francisco 36, New Orleans 32 – Sat., Jan. 14, 2012 – 4:30 p.m.; FOX
  • NY Giants at Green Bay – Sun., Jan. 15, 2012 – 4:30 p.m.; FOX

AFC Championship Game

  • New England 23, Baltimore 20 – Sun., Jan. 22, 2012 – 3:00 p.m.; CBS

NFC Championship Game

  • N.Y. Giants 20, San Francisco 17 (OT) – Sun., Jan. 22, 2012 – 6:30 p.m.; FOX

Super Bowl XLVI

  • New England vs. N.Y. Giants – Sun., Feb. 5, 2012 – 6:30 p.m. ET; NBC

NFL Playoff Schedule

Comments (15)

you’ve got lowest / highest seeded AFC for the niners and packers too by accident. not here, but on the link at the left for nfl payoffs.

Defense wins playoff games and Superbowls. 9ers only need to score 23 to beat the best foe.

The Saints vs 49ers will be the best and most telling game of the playoffs! After all, you’ve got the best offense against the best defense. Turnovers will tell the tale. I say, miners by 3 points.

49er vs. Patriots in the Superbowl!!! Sorry Greenbay I don’t.think your built to win this year!!

I would not be too sure about that. the packers have a few important players injured, but the packers have those holes filled. don!t feel “sorry” for the packers, they don!t need sympathy.

49er vs Patriots Superbowl. Sorry Packers, your just not built to win this year!(Get a defense).

I think the 49ers will not go to the superbowl for the next 10-12 years
okaii for all of the 49er fans u can just forget about all the 49er good times….. :)