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NFL playoff schedule: Road to Super Bowl XLVII

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Who's going to New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII? Here's the NFL playoff schedule:

Wild card

Saturday, Jan. 5

AFC: Houston Texans 19, Cincinnati Bengals 13: Arian Foster ran for 140 yards and one touchdown, and the Texans used a stifling defensive effort to beat the Bengals.

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NFC: Green Bay Packers 24, Minnesota Vikings 10: Aaron Rodgers and the Packers showed how dangerous they can be when they're at full strength, overwhelming the Vikings in a game that never was really close.

Sunday, Jan. 6

AFC: Baltimore Ravens 24, Indianapolis Colts 9: Anquan Boldin set a franchise record with 145 yards on five receptions, including the clinching touchdown, as the Ravens beat the Colts.

NFC: Seattle Seahawks 24, Washington Redskins 14: The Seahawks finally won a road playoff game, taking a wild-card victory over the Redskins, who lost rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III to another knee injury in the fourth quarter.

Divisional playoffs

Saturday, Jan. 12

AFC: Baltimore Ravens 38, Denver Broncos 35, 2OT: On a frostbitten day on the frozen tundra known as Mile High, the Ravens got a 47-yard field goal from Justin Tucker 1:42 into the second overtime to pull off an upset of Manning and the Broncos, extending Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis' career by at least one game.

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NFC: San Francisco 49ers 45, Green Bay Packers 31: Colin Kaepernick ran for a quarterback playoff-record 181 yards and two touchdowns and threw two scoring passes to wide receiver Michael Crabtree in leading the 49ers past the Packera and back into the NFC Championship Game.

Sunday, Jan. 13
NFC: Atlanta Falcons 30, Seattle Seahawks 28: Matt Bryant kicked a 49-yard field goal with 8 seconds left, and the Falcons bounced back after blowing a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter, defeating Russell Wilson and the gutty Seahawks.

AFC: New England Patriots 41, Houston Texans 28: Tom Brady became the winningest quarterback in postseason play, throwing for three touchdowns to beat the Texans and lift the Patriots into the AFC Championship Game. Brady got his 17th victory, surpassing his childhood hero, Joe Montana, by throwing for 344 yards. Seldom-used running back Shane Vereen scored three times.

Conference championships


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Sunday, Jan. 20

NFC: San Francisco 49ers 28, Atlanta Falcons 24: Frank Gore ran for two second-half touchdowns, and the 49ers rebounded from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game and reach the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995.

AFC: Baltimore Ravens 28, New England Patriots 13: Joe Flacco outdueled Tom Brady, throwing three touchdown passes in the second half and leading the Ravens to their first Super Bowl in 12 years with a victory over the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.

Super Bowl XLVII

Sunday, Feb. 3, in New Orleans
AFC champion Baltimore Ravens vs. NFC champion San Francisco 49ers, 6 p.m. ET (CBS)

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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