LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The NFL Playoffs printable bracket (below) has been released to news along with the schedule of postseason games featuring start times and broadcast channels. The NFL Playoffs printable brackets this year are structured nearly the same as last year with the difference in the start times, broadcasters, and of course the team lineups.
In a news statement Sunday, NFL Commission Roger Goodell announced the schedule of games, dates and time s for the postseason. Goodell issued a news statement delineating the “wild card playoffs of January 7-8″ and the “divisional playoffs of January 14-15″. Several switches were confirmed to news concerning the broadcast channels, compared to last year.
The NFL Wild Weekend is January 7 to 8, Goodell confirms to news. First on Saturday, the Bengals battle the Texans; that game will air on NBC in the afternoon. Later that day, the NFC heats up when the Lions face the Saints on NBC. On Sunday, the Falcons battle the Giants on FOX in the NFC, while the Steelers face the Broncos on CBS that afternoon.
The winner of the Bengals vs. Texans game faces the Ravens in the first AFC Division Playoff game on January 15 on CBS, Goodell tells news. On Saturday, the winner of the Steelers vs. Broncos game battles the Patriots in the second AFC Division game. Over in the NFC, the winner of the Falcons vs. Giants game takes on the Packers on Sunday January 15 on FOX. A day earlier, the winner of the Lions vs. Saints game heads to FOX for the other NFC Division Playoff.
The AFC Conference Championship game is January 22 on CBS, Goodell confirms to news. FOX will air the NFC Conference Championship game later that same day. NBC this year gets the 2012 Pro Bowl on January 29 followed by the Super Bowl (start time 6:30 PM) on February 5. Click HERE for the printable bracket (in JPG format)