When Kyle Orton did what Dallas Cowboys' quarterbacks seemingly always do, make a season-ending mistake at the most crucial time, the Road to MetLife Stadium was officially paved. The NFL playoff schedule is set, with the Philadelphia Eagles winning the NFC East in heart-stopping fashion. Now the post-season tournament to see who plays at MetLife Stadium Feb. 2 in Super Bowl XLVIII begins.
Here is the schedule, in graphic form. Thanks to Kevin Nogle of SB Nation's Phinsider for putting this together.
Here is the schedule in text form, for those who prefer it that way:Wildcard Weekend:
Saturday, Jan. 4
8:10 p.m. ET - (6) New Orleans Saints at (3) Philadelphia Eagles - NBC
Sunday, Jan. 5
Saturday, Jan. 11
4:35 p.m. ET - Lower seeded NFC team remaining at (1) Seattle Seahawks - Fox
8:15 p.m. ET - Higher seeded AFC team remaining at (2) New England Patriots - CBS
Sunday, Jan. 12
1:05 p.m. ET - Higher seeded NFC team remaining at (2) Carolina Panthers - Fox
4:40 p.m. ET - Lower seeded AFC team remaining at (1) Denver Broncos - CBS
Time to be announced - Lower seeded AFC team remaining at Higher seeded AFC team remaining
Time to be announced - Lower seeded NFC team remaining at Higher seeded NFC team remaining
Super Bowl XLVIII
Sunday, Feb 2
6:30 p.m. ET - AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Here's a question for you, Giants' fans. Which playoff teams are you most surprised by? Give us one AFC and one NFC team that you didn't think was going to make it.