The divisional round of the NFL playoffs continues today when the New England Patriots host the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium. Kick-off in Foxborough is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
Patriots fans hoping for another AFC Championship game in Foxborough got their wish Saturday when the Ravens won a huge game against Peyton Manning and the Broncos, 38-35.
The game was decided in overtime. But to get there Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco delivered a miraculous downfield throw for a touchdown with less than a minute to go in regulation.
It was a classic in what could have been Ray Lewis' swan song.
On the NFC side of the playoff bracket, the 49ers handled the Packers, 45-31, on Saturday,
Today, the Seattle Seahawks take on the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta (kick-off is 1 p.m.) prior to the Patriots-Texans showdown at 4:30 p.m.
Winners of divisional round weekend will move one step closer to playing in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on Sunday, Feb. 3.
Click here for a complete look at the NFL playoff schedule.
If you plan to tune in locally to this weekend’s playoff action then stop by one of these places to watch the game(s):
- Uno Chicago Grill at 970 Paradise Road. The lounge has 10 televisions and the dining room 5. A large crowd of regulars will be among the fans in the house. 781-595-8667
- Swampscott VFW Post 1240 at 8 Pine St. will be cheering for the Patriots as the game plays on their three televisions. The post will serve snacks and put out a cold plate. People who want watch the game and sign in as a guest of the Post are welcome to do so. 781-599-1240
Tavern in the Square in Salem
- The Tavern has been on the game since the very beginning. These guys have been counting down to our Giant(s) revenge since we snagged the AFC Championship.Interested in catching the game at Tavern in the Square with televisions everywhere in sight? We recommend staking out your seat of choice early.
- The Landing - Cozy up in this English Pub atmosphere and watch some American football at the bar while trying their famous chowder.
- CBS Scene at Patriot Place: Join CBS Scene to catch all the NFL playoff action on one of the restaurant’s 145 high-definition displays.
AFC and NFC Divisional Round Games
- Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons (1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, on FOX)
- Houston Texans at New England Patriots (4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, on CBS)