The 2012 NFL Wild Card Weekend Saturday saw two less than compelling games, as the Houston Texans rolled the Cincinnati Bengals 31-10 and the New Orleans Saints dropped 35 second half points in a 45-28 win over the Detroit Lions. On paper at least, Sunday's games appear to offer up more evenly matched contests. After the jump, your complete TV schedule for Sunday's Wild Card matchups:
NFC: No. 5 seed Atlanta Falcons @ No. 4 seed New York Giants: An up and down season for the Giants saw the team start 6-2, struggle mightily in the middle of their campaign, and then finish a strong 3-1 to win the NFC East and make the playoffs. New York will be taking on Atlanta for the first time ever in the playoffs, and the Falcons hope Sunday's game goes better than their last two playoff appearances, early exits last year and in 2008. Atlanta last won a playoff game in 2004. (FOX, 1 p.m).
AFC: No. 5 seed Pittsburgh Steelers @ No. 4 Denver Broncos: It appears Tim Tebow Mania may have worn off, at least a little bit. That's what losing your last three games, in rather horrific fashion, will do. Now Tebow and his Broncos teammates must face off against the NFL's leading defense in the Steelers. Pittsburgh was first in total defense (271.8 yards per game), passing defense (171.9) and points allowed (14.2) this season. Though banged up physically, Pittsburgh's playoff experience and defensive acumen will probably mean the end to Denver's season Sunday afternoon at Sports Authority Stadium. (4:30 p.m., CBS).