League announces dates and times for division-round games
Posted by Mike Florio on January 4, 2010 1:20 PM ET
During the second half of Sunday night's game between the Bengals and the Jets, the NFL announced the lineup for wild-card weekend.
For the following weekend, there's far less suspense; the league already has announced the dates and times for the division-round matchups.
The action begins on Saturday, January 16, with the Saints hosting the Cardinals, Packers, or Eagles in a game that starts at 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX. Then, the Colts will host the Bengals, Jets, or Ravens at 8:15 p.m. ET on CBS.
The next day, the Vikings will be visited by the Cowboys, Cardinals, or Packers at 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX.
The weekend concludes with the Patriots, Bengals, or Jets going to San Diego.
Based on the FOX/CBS rotation for the conference title games, the AFC Championship will start the following Sunday in the middle of the afternoon, and the NFC Championship will be played in prime time.