Posted: Sun December 30, 2012 9:39PM; Updated: Sun January 20, 2013 11:04PM

2012 NFL Playoff Schedule

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Ray Lewis was overcome with emotion after the Ravens' upset the Patriots to keep his retirement tour alive.
Ray Lewis was overcome with emotion after the Ravens' upset the Patriots to keep his retirement tour alive.
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After 256 regular season games, the 2012 NFL playoffs are under way. The fight for the Lombardi Trophy is on.

The 49ers will represent the NFC in the Super Bowl, a year after losing to the Giants in the NFC Championship Game. This year, they resiliently battled back from a 17-0 deficit to defeat the Falcons, 28-24, behind a composed effort from Colin Kaepernick and more of the strong running game they're known for.

In the AFC, the Ravens continued their stunning postseason run by shocking the Patriots, 28-13. New England took a 13-7 lead into the half, and Tom Brady had a 67-0 record when leading at the half at home. But the Ravens held the Pats scoreless in the second half, while posting 21 unanswered points, to give Ray Lewis one more game for another Super Bowl before retirement beckons.

Check out the complete schedule and results below.

2012 NFL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE, RESULTS
Date Wild-Card Round SI.com Coverage
Jan. 5 Texans 19, Bengals 13 Recap Box Best/Worst MURPHY: Revived Texans get chance for revenge
Jan. 5 Packers 24, Vikings 10 Recap Box Best/Worst REITER: Webb's surprise start limits Vikings in loss
Jan. 6 Ravens 24, Colts 9 Recap Box Best/Worst BANKS: Ravens, Lewis get no prize in Broncos rematch
Jan. 6 Seahawks 24, Redskins 14 Recap Box Best/Worst GAGNE: RGIII slowed, then silenced, in loss
Date Divisional Round SI.com Coverage
Jan. 12 Ravens 38, Broncos 35 (2OT) Recap Box Best/Worst DILLON: Defense lets Manning, Broncos down
Jan. 12 49ers 45, Packers 31 Recap Box Best/Worst TROTTER: Kaepernick dazzles in playoff debut
Jan. 13 Falcons 30, Seahawks 28 Recap Box Best/Worst REITER: Day of firsts for Falcons' Gonzalez
Jan. 13 Patriots 41, Texans 28 Recap Box Best/Worst BANKS: Pats lose Gronk, but keep on rolling
Date Conference Championship SI.com Coverage
Jan. 20 49ers 28, Falcons 24 Recap Box Best/Worst TROTTER: 49ers complete renaissance
Jan. 20 Ravens 28, Patriots 13 Recap Box Best/Worst BANKS: Ravens latest surprise story
Date Super Bowl XLVII Time (ET) TV
Feb. 3 San Francisco 49ers (13-4-1) vs. Baltimore Ravens (13-6) 6:30 p.m. CBS
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