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NFL Playoff Schedule 2012: Super Bowl Chase Is Down To Eight

The Divisional Weekend of the NFL Playoffs is almost here, and the eight teams left with a chance at making it to Indianapolis will be whittled down to four by the end of Sunday evening. The Browns are on the sidelines, as Atlanta's loss last week secured their second first round draft pick at the No. 22 slot.

The action gets underway Saturday at 4:30 p.m. when the Saints visit San Francisco on FOX. The 49ers are playing their first playoff game since 2003, while New Orleans has yet to win a road playoff game in its franchise history.

Saturday night Denver visits New England in a regular season rematch won convincingly by the Patriots. The 8 p.m. kickoff on CBS should be interesting as the depleted New England secondary has struggled to slow down teams all years.

Sunday afternoon’s games feature the Houston Texans, who are the only team in NFL history that has never lost a playoff game, playing at the Baltimore Ravens at noon on CBS. The Texans are in the playoffs for the first time and are coming off of a win against Cincinnati last week.

The final game of the week has the Giants at the Packers on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on FOX. The Packers won the regular season meeting on a late drive by Aaron Rodgers for the win.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.