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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Updated: December 28, 11:47 PM ET
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First-round NFL playoff matchups:

Wild-card weekend
6. Baltimore Ravens (11-5) at 3. Miami Dolphins (11-5)
Dolphin Stadium, Sunday, 1 p.m. (CBS)
5. Indianapolis Colts (12-4) at 4. San Diego Chargers (8-8)
Qualcomm Stadium, Saturday, 8 p.m. (NBC)
Byes: 1. Tennessee Titans (13-3), 2. Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4)


Wild-card weekend
6. Philadelphia Eagles (9-6-1) at 3. Minnesota Vikings (10-6)
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Sunday, 4:30 p.m. (Fox)
5. Atlanta Falcons (11-5) at 4. Arizona Cardinals (9-7)
University of Phoenix Stadium, Saturday, 4:30 p.m. (NBC)
Byes: 1. New York Giants (12-4), 2. Carolina Panthers (12-4)

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Who's in, who's out


CLINCHED: New York Giants, NFC East, first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs; Carolina, NFC South and first-round bye; Arizona, NFC West; Minnesota, NFC North; Atlanta, wild-card berth; Philadelphia, wild-card berth.

ELIMINATED: Detroit, St. Louis, San Francisco, Seattle, Green Bay, New Orleans, Washington, Chicago, Tampa Bay, Dallas.


CLINCHED: Tennessee, AFC South, first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout playoffs; Pittsburgh, AFC North and first-round bye; Miami, AFC East; San Diego, AFC West; Indianapolis, wild-card berth; Baltimore, wild-card berth.

ELIMINATED: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Oakland, Buffalo, New York Jets, New England, Denver.

Playoff dates

Jan. 3, 2009: AFC, NFC wild-card games (NBC)

Jan. 4, 2009: AFC wild-card game (CBS); NFC wild-card game (Fox)

Jan. 10, 2009: AFC divisional playoff game (CBS); NFC divisional playoff game (Fox)

Jan. 11, 2009: AFC divisional playoff game (CBS); NFC divisional playoff game (Fox)

Jan. 18, 2009: AFC Championship Game (CBS); NFC Championship Game (Fox)

Feb. 1: Super Bowl XLIII at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. (NBC)

All times Eastern