NFL Playoffs: Where to Watch, TV Schedule; Who Will Play the Pats?

Local favorit the New York Giants might be out of the running for the 2013 NFL playoffs but the New England Patriots are in. Who will they face?

If you're a New York Giants' fan, like Branford's number one and number two greatest fans of all time – Jack Barletta and Justin Pelazza – you're probably not looking forward to the NFL's Wildcard Weekend. If you're a Philadelphia Eagles' fan like me... well the season has been over for a while (Andy Reid is heading to the Kanas City Chiefs says USA Today). But if you're rooting for the New England Patriots or any other division playoff team (Broncos, 49ers and Falcons) you're going to have eyes glued to the TV this weekend starting with Saturday's first wildcard game where the Cincinnati Bengals plays the Houston Texans at 4:30 p.m. 

So if your heart is still in the 2012-13 season, here's a list of this weekend's games. Feel free to chat with your neighbors about the possible outcomes in the comments. Go Eagles! ;) 

Get the full NFL playoff schedule here. Super Bowl will be played Feb. 3.

If you're not so lucky to have tickets, here are some local bars in the Branford area likely to carry the game:

  • Eli's on the Hill
  • SBC 
  • Donovan's Reef

Wildcard Weekend Games

  • Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans
    4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, on NBC
  • Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers
    8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, on NBC
  • Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens
    1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, on CBS
  • Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins
    4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, on FOX

Who will you be rooting for this weekend?


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