The 2008 NFL Playoff schedule has been set after quite an exciting last few weeks of the regular season. Several teams, like the San Diego Chargers and Miami Dolphins found their way into the post-season, while several others like the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots found themselves on the outside looking in. An up and down season around the league saw the Seattle Seahawks suffer from injuries, and the Dallas Cowboys not reach their own expectations. When the dust had settled though, many exciting match-ups were left to wet the appetite of every football fan out there.
The first weekend on the 2009 NFL Playoff bracket will provide some very interesting match-ups, especially the one between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Diego Chargers. Both teams come in with winning streaks, and both are teams that nobody would want to play in the post-season. In the NFC, an exciting match-up between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings looks to be the big ticket game. Questions abound as to whether the Arizona Cardinals deserve to be in the playoffs, and they will have to prove themselves when they host a January 3rd match-up on NBC.
All of these exciting playoff games are going to lead to Super Bowl XLIII which will air on NBC at 6pm EST on Sunday, February 1st.
The 2009 NFL Playoff Brackets, Schedule:
Saturday Jan 3rd at 8pm EST on NBC — Indianapolis (12-4) at San Diego (8-8)
Sunday Jan 4th at 1pm EST on CBS — Baltimore (11-5) at Miami (11-5)
Saturday Jan 10th at 4:30pm EST on CBS — Baltimore, Chargers or Colts (worst record) at Tennessee (13-3)
Sunday Jan 11th at 4:45pm EST on CBS — Dolphins, Chargers, or Colts at Pittsburgh (12-4)
Sunday Jan 18th AFC Championship Games — 6:30pm EST on CBS
Saturday Jan 3rd at 4:30pm EST on NBC — Atlanta (11-5) at Arizona (9-7)
Sunday Jan 4th at 4:30pm EST on FOX — Philadelphia (9-6-1) at Minnesota (10-6)
Saturday Jan 10th at 8:15pm EST on FOX — Cardinals, Falcons or Vikings at Carolina (12-4)
Sunday Jan 11th at 1pm EST on FOX — Cardinals, Falcons, or Eagles (worst record) at NY Giants (12-4)
Sunday Jan 18th — NFC Championship Game — 3pm EST on FOX
Sunday Feb 1st at 6pm EST on NBC