It’s time once more for the NFL football playoffs, and this year’s schedule of games should leave no room for boredom. Get the full breakdown of the postseason and cast your votes for who you think will be crowed Superbowl Champion in 2011 below!
Yes, avid fans, the Lingerie Bowl will be returning this year as part of the National Football League post-season. But back to the real game: The obvious favorites this year are, naturally, the Patriots who finished the regular season with 14 wins and only 2 losses. But the Atlanta Falcons are a close second with 13 wins after winning the NFC South for the first time in 30 years!
Here is your NFL Football Playoffs full schedule of games:
Saturday, Jan. 8
4:30 p.m. ET – New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks
8:20 p.m. ET – New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts
Sunday, Jan. 9
1 p.m. ET – Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs
4:30 p.m. ET – Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles
Saturday, Jan. 15
4:30 p.m. ET – Colts/Chiefs/Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
8 p.m. ET – Seahawks/Saints/Packers at Atlanta Falcons
Sunday, Jan. 16
1 p.m. ET- Seahawks/Eagles/Saints at Chicago Bears
4:30 p.m. ET – Chiefs/Ravens/Jets at New England Patriots
Sunday, Jan. 23
3:00 p.m. ET – NFC championship
6:30 p.m. ET – AFC championship
Sunday, Feb. 6
6:30 p.m. ET – Super Bowl XLV
Kicking the postseason off we have the former champion Saints making a trip to Seattle to face-on the injured Seahawks. QB Matt Hasselbeck is the big question mark for Pete Carroll’s team, who may be forced to rely on backup Charlie Whitehurst against the high-scoring Saints. Later in the day the Colts, who have now made it into their 9th consecutive postseason, will host the New York Jets. The Jets will be hoping to exact revenge against Minneapolis, who knocked them out of the postseason last year. At 10-6 on the season, the Colts are one of three hosts with a record worse than their wild-card opponents.
The following week will decide if the Ravens or the Chiefs will go on to face New England. Also, in a rematch of their season opener, Green Bay will visit the Eagles at Lincoln Financial and see if they can repeat the 27-20 win. If Michael Vick plays to his full potential, GB will certainly have their job cut out for them.
After that, the remaining teams will go on to face the Steelers, Falcons, Bears, and Patriots in weeks 3 and 4. But who’s already feeling the heartbreak from the Wildcard selections? What are your predictions for the postseason and Superbowl XLV? Cast your vote in the comment section after you check out the pictures and video from the 2010 season below!
Photos: www.wenn.com/Adriana M. Barraza, Hugh Dillon, Dimitri Halkidis, Mark Stamas