The Giants got to the Packers again on Sunday. Unfortunately for Green Bay, if the playoffs started today, guess where they would play in the first round?
#1 – Houston Texans (AFC South champion, bye)
#2 – Baltimore Ravens (AFC North champion, bye)
#3 – New England Patriots (AFC East champion)
#4 – Denver Broncos (AFC West champion)
#5 – Indianapolis Colts (Wild Card)
#6 – Pittsburgh Steelers (Wild Card)
#1 – Atlanta Falcons (NFC South champion, bye)
#2 – San Francisco 49ers (NFC West champion, bye)
#3 – Chicago Bears (NFC North champion)
#4 – New York Giants (NFC East champion)
#5 – Green Bay Packers (Wild Card)
#6 – Seattle Seahawks (Wild Card)
PROPOSED, FICTIONAL TV SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 @ 4:30PM – #6 Seattle Seahawks at #3 Chicago Bears (NBC)*
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 @ 8:00PM – #5 Indianapolis Colts at #4 Denver Broncos (NBC)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 @ 1:00PM – #6 Pittsburgh Steelers at #3 NE Patriots (CBS)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 @ 4:30PM – #5 Green Bay Packers at #4 New York Giants (FOX)
*Also known as the “Brad Nessler Game.”
DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF ROUND:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 @ 4:30PM – DEN/HOU/PITT at #1 Houston (CBS)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 @ 8PM – CHI/NYG/GB at #2 San Francisco (FOX)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 @ 1PM – NYG/GB/SEA at #1 Atlanta (FOX)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 @ 4:30PM – NE/DEN/IND at #2 Baltimore (CBS)
In Monday’s edition of Peter King’s MMQB, he surmised that Indy/Denver would be the early game on Sunday. That’s wrong on a few accounts.
First off, the NFL is not going to start a playoff game at a site in this era locally at 11am. That’s crazy.
Secondly, NBC will tip cars over to get that Indy/Denver game on especially in light of the Giants fire-bombing Green Bay on Sunday night.
Sorry Peter, that’s not going to happen.
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