NFL Playoff Schedule 2012: Lions To Face Saints On Saturday Night

The Detroit Lions' first game in the NFL playoffs in 12 years will be on Saturday night at the New Orleans Saints.

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NFL Playoff Schedule 2012: Lions Will Play Jan. 7 At 8 p.m.

The NFL has now officially announced the kickoff times for the first two rounds of the playoffs, and the Detroit Lions will be in the featured games both weeks if they win in round one. Detroit will play at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7 at the New Orleans Saints on NBC. The Lions' game will immediately follow the Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans, also on NBC.

Should Detroit win, it will play the following week on Sunday, Jan. 15 at the Green Bay Packers at 4:30 p.m. on FOX. The rest of the wild card round will feature Atlanta at New York/Dallas on Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. on FOX, followed by Pittsburgh at Denver.

In the divisional round, the Saturday games will be the ones hosted by San Francisco and New England, followed by the ones hosted by Baltimore and Green Bay on Sunday. New England and Green Bay will play the lowest seeded wild card team.

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NFL Playoff Schedule 2012: Lions Head To New Orleans, Will Play In Primetime

The Lions will return to New Orleans for their first playoff game in 12 years.

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Detroit Lions Clinch First Playoff Berth Since 1999

The Detroit Lions clinched their first trip to the playoffs in 12 years with their win over the San Diego Chargers on Saturday.

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