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NFL playoff schedule for Jan. 10/11

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by trifectarich, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to figure out if there's any rhyme or reason for the scheduling of games for the weekend of Jan. 10-11. As of right now, all the teams with first-round byes are in the Eastern Time Zone. Should I assume the late game Sunday will be on CBS as a lead-in to 60 Minutes?
  2. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Tennessee is the only team not in the Eastern Time Zone.
  3. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Pittsburgh and the Giants will get the night games, I'm sure.

    The Carolina game would then precede the Steelers and the Titans would be before the Giants.
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Pittsburgh at night at home...

    I might be wrong, but I think they are pretty tough with those two factors.
  5. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Oops; mark me down for a bogey. Thanks.

    I also seem to remember that last season these games were played at 4 and 8 p.m., which basically answers my question regarding the prospect of getting a return flight out of town after the game.
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Except last year, on a Saturday night, against Jacksonville.
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Also, the Saturday night game rotates between CBS and Fox. Fox (NFC game) gets it this year. And the AFC Championship game will be in the later slot the following week.
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Pittsburgh is .627 on the win/loss all time on Monday Night Football. That is third-best behind Indy and Seattle.
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    And I would assume that Pittsburgh has played a hell of a lot more Monday Night games than Indy or Seattle.
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

  11. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Yes, the schedule alternates yearly. So this year....

    Sat, January 10
    4:30 p.m ET..... AFC game (likely at Pittsburgh)

    8 p.m. ET...... NFC game

    Sunday, January 11

    1 p.m. ET... NFC game

    4:30 p.m..... AFC game (likely at Tennessee)

    While we're at it, schedule for Jan. 3-4

    Sat., Jan. 3

    4:30 and 8 p.m. ET.... One AFC and one NFC game (AFC game likely early, but not set in stone)

    Sun.,Jan. 4

    1 p.m. ET.... AFC game

    4:30 p.m. ET... NFC game

    Too many matchup possibilities to guess teams and sites at this point.
  12. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    No way Tennessee gets the prime spot on divisional weekend.
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