Playoff matchups set; who the Pats will play

Playoff matchups set; who the Pats will play
January 3, 2011, 12:44 am
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By Art Martone
CSNNE.com

The NFL playoff picture is now set, and in the AFC the teams are seeded thusly:

1. Patriots
2. Steelers
3. Colts
4. Chiefs
5. Ravens
6. Jets

Next weekend's wild-card weekend matchups are:

SATURDAY: Jets at Colts, 8 p.m. (NBC)
SUNDAY: Ravens at Chiefs, 1 p.m. (CBS)

The NFL announced Sunday night the Patriots will play their first-round game on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 4:30 p.m. Here's the lowdown for the Pats:

IF COLTS AND CHIEFS WIN: Patriots play the Chiefs
IF COLTS AND RAVENS WIN: Patriots play the Ravens
IF JETS AND CHIEFS WIN: Patriots play the Jets
IF JETS AND RAVENS WIN: Patriots play the Jets

In the NFC, the seeding is:

1. Falcons
2. Bears
3. Eagles
4. Seahawks
5. Saints
6. Packers

Next weekend's matchups are:

SATURDAY: Saints at Seahawks, 4:30 p.m. (NBC)
SUNDAY: Packers at Eagles, 4:30 p.m. (FOX)

Art Martone can be reached at amartone@comcastsportsnet.com.