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NFL playoffs 2013 schedule: Falcons claim bye, await divisional matchup

The Atlanta Falcons will play the lowest remaining seed in the Divisional round of the NFC playoffs on Jan. 13.

Kevin C. Cox

Despite closing their season with a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Atlanta Falcons claimed a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs, awaiting the results of Sunday night's Washington Redskins-Dallas Cowboys game and next weekend's Wild Card round to figure out their opponent.

The Falcons will face the lowest-ranked remaining NFC team after the first round of the playoffs are completed as the conference's top seed. The NFC playoff schedule is as follows:

NFC Playoff Schedule

Wild Card Round

Saturday, Jan. 5 - Vikings at Packers, 8 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday, Jan. 6 - Seahawks at Redskins/Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. (FOX)

Divisional Round

Saturday, Jan. 12 - highest remaining seed at 49ers, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 13 - lowest remaining seed at Falcons, 1 p.m.

And the AFC playoff schedule:

AFC Playoff Schedule

Wild-Card Round

Saturday, Jan. 5 - Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 6 - Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m.

Divisional Round

Lowest winning seed at Denver Broncos
Highest winning seed at New England Patriots

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