Today's NFL playoff games previews

  • Updated: January 11, 2013 - 11:55 PM

TODAY'S GAMES

BALTIMORE AT DENVER

3:30 p.m., Ch. 4

Line: Broncos by 9 1/2

Last meeting: Broncos beat Ravens 34-17 on Dec. 16

About the Ravens (11-6): Baltimore is the No. 4 seed in the AFC. It had the NFL's 16th-best offense and 17th-best defense. The Ravens won only previous playoff matchup, 21-3 in 2000, then went on to win the Super Bowl. ... Ravens LB Ray Lewis, retiring after this season, his 17th, is 11-7 in playoff games. Lewis had an INT in his only postseason meeting against Denver. ... Ravens S Ed Reed has eight career postseason interceptions, tied for fourth-most in NFL history.

About the Broncos (13-3): Denver is the No. 1 seed in the AFC. It had the NFL's fourth-best offense and second-best offense. The Broncos are the sixth team since 1970 to finish a season with 11 or more consecutive victories. ... Broncos QB Peyton Manning ranks third on the career list for playoff yards passing (5,389). Manning's 37 TD passes and 105.8 passer rating led the AFC. ... Broncos WR Eric Decker, who played for the Gophers, had eight catches for 133 yards and a 51-yard touchdown in his last game vs. Ravens. Decker had 1,064 yards on 85 receptions and 13 TDs this season.

GREEN BAY AT SAN FRANCISCO

7 p.m., Ch. 9

Line: 49ers by 3

Last meeting: 49ers beat Packers 30-22 on Sept. 9.

About the Packers: (12-5): Green Bay is the No. 3 seed in the NFC. It had the NFL's 13th-best offense and 11th-best defense. The Packers have won four of five previous meetings against the 49ers in the playoffs, including two of three at Candlestick Park. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers had a 110-plus passer rating in four of his seven career postseason starts, tied for fourth in league history. ... Green Bay WR Greg Jennings has 19 receptions for 226 yards and three TDs over the past three games.

About the 49ers (11-4-1): San Francisco is the No. 2 seed in the NFC. It had the NFL's 11th-best offense and third-best defense. The 49ers are 12-3 at home in divisional playoff games. ... San Francisco RB Frank Gore ran for 112 yards on 16 carries with a touchdown in the season opener at Lambeau. Gore also had 130 yards on 18 carries and a TD against the Packers on Dec. 10, 2006. ... WR Randy Moss' 14 touchdowns receiving against Green Bay are the most by any player in NFL history vs. the Packers.

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Chicago WSox - LP: Z. Duke 1 FINAL
Detroit - WP: J. Soria 2
San Diego - WP: J. Shields 5 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: B. Schlitter 4
Philadelphia - LP: S. O Sullivan 2 FINAL
Washington - WP: M. Scherzer 7
Milwaukee - LP: J. Nelson 3 FINAL
Pittsburgh - WP: V. Worley 6
Atlanta - WP: C. Martin 8 FINAL
Toronto - LP: B. Cecil 7
Miami - LP: B. Hand 1 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: B. Colon 4
Baltimore - LP: B. Matusz 2 FINAL
Boston - WP: K. Uehara 3
NY Yankees - WP: D. Betances 5 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: K. Jepsen 4
LA Angels - WP: C. Ramos 6 FINAL
Houston - LP: C. Qualls 3
Cleveland - LP: B. Shaw 2 FINAL
Minnesota - WP: B. Boyer 3
Oakland - LP: D. Otero 4 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: W. Davis 6
Cincinnati - LP: J. Cueto 1 FINAL
St. Louis - WP: M. Wacha 6
Colorado - LP: K. Kendrick 3 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: C. Kershaw 7
Texas - WP: Y. Gallardo 3 FINAL
Seattle - LP: J. Happ 1
Arizona - WP: J. Collmenter 9 FINAL
San Francisco - LP: J. Peavy 0
Ottawa 2 FINAL(OT)
Montreal 3
NY Islanders 3 FINAL
Washington 4
Chicago 2 FINAL
Nashville 6
Calgary 1 FINAL
Vancouver 4
San Jose 0 FINAL
Red Bull New York 2
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Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pmX30-28
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pmX30-12
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pmX19-3
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Sep 14 - vs. New England NoonX30-7
Sep 21 - at New Orleans NoonX20-9
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pmX41-28
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pmX42-10
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit NoonX17-3
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo NoonX17-16
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay NoonX19-13 ot
Nov 2 - vs. Washington NoonX29-26
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago NoonX21-13
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay NoonX24-21
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina NoonX31-13
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets NoonX30-24 ot
Dec 14 - at Detroit 3:25 pmX16-14
Dec 21 - at Miami NoonX37-35
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago NoonX13-9
 
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