Pats to host late Sunday divisional game

December, 30, 2012
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots don't know who their first playoff opponent will be, but they do know when they will next take the field, as the NFL has announced they will play Sunday, Jan. 13 at 4:30 p.m. EST.

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The game will be broadcast on CBS and will pit the Patriots against either the Texans, Ravens or Colts.

The Texans, the third seed in the AFC, host the Bengals next Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. EST (NBC). If Houston wins, they will travel to Foxborough for the second time this season, having also played the Patriots in a Week 14 Monday night matchup.

If the Bengals upset the Texans, the Patriots will host the winner of the Ravens-Colts game, which will be played next Sunday at 1 p.m. EST (CBS). The Patriots played both the Ravens and Colts earlier this season, having lost to Baltimore in Week 3 and defeating Indianapolis in Week 11.
Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.

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