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Sports TV Schedule, 1/8: NFL Playoffs Begin

Your sports-viewing enjoyment will be highlighted today by the opening of the NFL playoffs. The NFL playoff schedule begins with New Orleans at Seattle (4:30 p.m. ET) and also the New York Jets at Indianapolis (8 p.m. ET) both on NBC. Lots of hockey, college hoops and even an NBA of local interest if football isn't your thing.

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NFL Playoffs (Wild-Card Round)

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4:30 p.m. ET: New Orleans @ Seattle (NBC; Tom Hammond, Mike Mayock)
8 p.m. ET: NY Jets @ Indianapolis (NBC; Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth)

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College Basketball

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11 a.m. ET -- West Virginia @ Georgetown - ESPN2
Noon ET -- Syracuse @ Seton Hall - Big East Network (SNY, MASN, Bright House)
Noon ET -- Hofstra @ Northeastern - CSN NE, MSG+, Comcast Ntwk Phila/DC
2 p.m. ET -- Marquette @ Pittsburgh - Big East Network (SNY, MASN, Time Warner Wisc, Bright House)
4 p.m. ET -- Charlotte @ St. Bonaventure - MASN
8 p.m. ET -- Providence @ Rutgers - Big East Network (SNY, Cox Cable RI, MASN)

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NBA

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7 p.m. ET -- Milwaukee @ New Jersey - YES

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NHL

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1 p.m. ET -- New Jersey @ Philadelphia - MSG, CSN Phila
3 p.m. ET -- NY Islanders @ Colorado - MSG+, Altitude
8 p.m. ET -- NY Rangers @ St. Louis - MSG, FSN MW

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College Football

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BBVA Compass Bowl:
Noon ET -- Kentucky v. Pittsburgh
ESPN: Mike Gleason, John Congemi, Cara Capuano