NFL playoff schedule 2013: Broncos big favorites, Packers visit 49ers

CHirs Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The 2013 NFL playoff schedule moves one step closer today with two games in the AFC and NFC Divisional round games. The No.1 seed Denver Broncos get in on the action for the first time today, hosting Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens. Over in the NFC Divisional round game, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers go on the road to face the San Francisco 49ers.

The Broncos are nearly 10-point favorites over the Ravens while the Packers are slight road 'dogs against San Francisco. Many people are calling the Packers-49ers the best game of the weekend and I'd have to agree. Denver seems a step ahead of the Ravens (everyone, really), riding an 11-game winning streak.

Sunday's games feature the red-hot Seattle Seahawks facing the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots hosting the Houston Texans.

Here's the playoff schedule for this weekend:

AFC Divisional round: Ravens vs. Broncos

SB Nation blog: Baltimore Beatdown | Mile High Report

Game Date/Time: Saturday, Jan. 12, 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, CO
TV Schedule: CBS
NFL odds: Broncos -9.5
NFL picks: Broncos, 30-20

NFC Divisional round: Packers vs. 49ers

SB Nation blog: Acme Packing Company | Niners Nation

Game Date/Time: Saturday, Jan. 12, 8 p.m. ET
Location: Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
TV Schedule: FOX
NFL odds: 49ers -3
NFL picks: Packers, 30-27

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NFC Divisional round: Seahawks vs. Falcons

SB Nation blog: Field Gulls | The Falcoholic

Game Date/Time: Sunday, Jan. 13, 1 p.m. ET
Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
TV Schedule: FOX
NFL odds: Falcons -2.5
NFL picks: Seahawks, 24-20

AFC Divisional round: Texans vs. Patriots

SB Nation blog: Battle Red Blog | Pats Pulpit

Game Date/Time: Sunday, Jan. 13, 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
TV Schedule: CBS
NFL odds: Patriots -9.5
NFL picks: Patriots, 35-20

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More reading:

Mile High Report: The Broncos historical run

Baltimore Beatdown: Predicting the Ravens to lose

Acme Packing Company: 5 questions with the enemy

Niners Nation: Harbaugh talks Packers, kickers and mullets

SB Nation: The Pats are doomed

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