NFL Playoffs, Wild Card Schedule are set
After Sunday’s drama, we finally have our matchups set for the NFL Playoffs and Wild Card round.
In the NFC, the Green Bay Packers sit at home and wait to find out their opponent in the Divisional Round as the NFC’s top seed for a second straight year.
The conference 2-seed goes to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who finished 13-4 in the regular season. The NFC East champ Dallas Cowboys (12-5) are the three-seed, with the NFC West Champion Los Angeles Rams (12-5) taking the four-seed.
Fellow NFC West foe Arizona (11-6) is the top NFC Wild Card at the 5-seed. The six-seed goes to a third NFC West team in the 49ers (10-7), with the Eagles (9-8) taking the final spot.
The AFC’s top-seed is the Tennessee Titans (12-5) who will have a first-round bye.
Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs (12-5) are the two-seed, with Joe Burrow’s Bengals (10-7) taking the three-seed and Josh Allen’s Bills (11-6) the four-seed.
Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots (10-7) are the top wild-card as the five-seed, with the Las Vegas Raiders (10-7) taking the six-seed following Sunday night’s thrilling overtime win over Justin Herbert and the Chargers (9-8). The Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7-1) are the AFC’s final playoff team after beating the Ravens, seeing the Colts lose to the Jaguars, and the Raiders-Chargers game not producing a tie (though it was close).
The full Wild Card schedule is below. Don’t forget you can hear every minute of the Wild Card round and every NFL playoff game including Super Bowl 56 right here on 750 The Game from Westwood One!
WILD CARD Round
Sat., Jan. 15th
(6) Las Vegas Raiders at (3) Cincinnati Bengals
1:30pm – NBC
Line: CIN -6.5
(5) New England Patriots at (4) Buffalo Bills
5:15pm – CBS
Line: BUF -4.5
Sun., Jan. 16th
(7) Philadelphia Eagles at (2) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10:00am – FOX
Line: TB -9
(6) San Francisco 49ers at (3) Dallas Cowboys
1:30pm – CBS
Line: Dallas -3
(7) Pittsburgh Steelers at (2) Kansas City Chiefs
5:15pm – NBC
Line: KC -13
Mon., Jan. 17th
(5) Arizona Cardinals at (4) Los Angeles Rams
5:15pm – ABC/ESPN
Line: LAR -4.5