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NFL playoff bracket and schedule 2014: Chargers, 49ers advance to divisional round

The schedule for the second weekend of the 2014 NFL playoffs is all set, find out the dates and times right here.

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The San Diego Chargers and San Francisco 49ers won their wild card games on Sunday, joining the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts as the teams to survive the first weekend of the NFL postseason. But the playoffs are far from over and there's a lot of work left to be done.

The Chargers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 27-10, joining the Saints as the other six seed to pull off a road win this weekend, when Andy Dalton had two interceptions and two fumbles in the loss. That means that San Diego is headed to Denver next Sunday at 1:40 PM EST to play the Broncos for the third time this season. Denver and San Diego split their season series, with the Chargers winning their last meeting 27-20 on Thursday of Week 15.

In the NFC, the 49ers played a close game against the Green Bay Packers, trading blows throughout, before Phil Dawson hit a 33-yard field goal as time expired to win 23-20. San Francisco advances to play the Carolina Panthers next Sunday at 1:05 PM EST. The Panthers beat the 49ers 10-9 in Week 10.

The other AFC divisional matchup takes place on Saturday at 8:15 PM EST as the Colts take on the Patriots in New England, after Indianapolis pulled off a huge comeback against the Kansas City Chiefs to win 45-44. The Colts and Patriots did not play against each other this season, but New England beat Indianapolis 59-24 last year.

The Saints pulled off their own comeback on Saturday to advance in the NFC playoffs after beating the Eagles 26-24. They will head to Seattle to play the Seahawks on Saturday, January 11 at 4:35 PM EST. The Seahawks beat New Orleans 34-7 on Monday Night Football in Seattle in Week 13, as Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes in the win.

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