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2011 NFL Playoff Schedule: Bears Will Play Sunday, January 16

Earlier this evening, the NFL released the schedule and game times for the first round games which will take place next weekend. The Bears, with their division championship and 11-5 record, earned the second seed in the NFC and a first-round bye.

Via the NFL website, we now have game times and potential matchups for the following weekend, the one the NFL terms "divisional playoffs."

The Bears are scheduled to play Sunday, Jan. 16 at noon, televised on Fox. Their opponent will be either the Seahawks, Eagles or Saints. They can't play the Packers until the NFC Championship game, if both get that far. The opponents are seeded again after next week's games.

Other second weekend matchups, game times and TV network:

Saturday, Jan. 15, 3:30 p.m., CBS: Colts or Chiefs or Ravens at Steelers

Saturday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m., Fox: Seahawks or Saints or Packers at Falcons

Sunday, Jan. 16, 3:30 p.m., CBS: Chiefs or Ravens or Jets at Patriots

All times listed here are Central Standard Time.