The NFL playoffs are finally here. If recent years are any indication, fans everywhere should expect the unexpected the next couple of weeks, especially with the parity we saw week-in and week-out in 2012.
There are four games scheduled for this weekend. The first is a rematch of last year's wild card game between the Houston Texans and Cincinnati Bengals. Houston comes in hobbling a bit and did not play well in Week 17, while Cincinnati has been one of the hotter teams in the league. Kickoff for this one is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on NBC.
The primetime game on Saturday night will be between the Packers and Vikings. These two teams met last Sunday, with Minnesota pulling out the win on a last-second field goal. Look for plenty of points to be scored in this one at Lambeau Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. NBC will have the coverage.
On Sunday, the Colts and Ravens square off at 1 p.m. ET. Rookie quarterback Andrew Luck and coach Chuck Pagano, who spent the last three months battling Leukemia, have made for quite the story this season. The Ravens are a battle-tested bunch with the talent and experience to make a run, although they have not played well in recent weeks. CBS will televise the game.
The final game on Sunday is between the Seahawks and Redskins. These are two of the hottest teams in the NFL right now, and rookie quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson figure to have big days. Kickoff from Washington is set for 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX.