The NFL has officially revealed the Divisional Round playoff schedule.
Super Wild Card Weekend is almost over and the NFL has officially unveiled the playoff schedule for the Divisional Round next weekend. The exact matchups in the AFC have yet to be set since Cleveland and Pittsburgh still have to play but the four home teams are already set for next weekend’s action.
If the action is anything like Wild Card weekend has been we could be in for some fun matchups, especially with the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers back in the mix after receiving first-round byes. Let’s take a look at the games scheduled for next weekend alongside TV info and times.
Saturday, January 16
Los Angeles Rams (11-6) at Green Bay Packers (13-3)-4:35 p.m. ET on FOX
Baltimore Ravens (12-5) or Pittsburgh Steelers (13-4) at Buffalo Bills (13-4)-8:15 p.m. ET on NBC
The action will kick off Saturday afternoon on FOX as the Packers are back in action against the Los Angeles Rams, who managed to pick up a win over the Seattle Seahawks even though Jared Goff struggled to throw the ball a week after thumb surgery. The Rams will need a healthy Goff to make this game interesting.
The night game will be in Buffalo as the Bills look to advance to the AFC Championship Game. Buffalo will host the Steelers, who they beat earlier this season, if Pittsburgh wins. Otherwise this game will feature Lamar Jackson and the Ravens, who picked up their first playoff win in six years earlier today and haven’t played the Bills this season.
Sunday, January 17
Cleveland Browns (12-5) or Baltimore Ravens (12-5) at Kansas City Chiefs (14-2)-Sunday at 3:05 p.m. ET on CBS
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-5) at New Orleans Saints (13-4)-Sunday at 6:40 p.m. ET on FOX
The Chiefs are back in action on Sunday in CBS’ only action but also don’t know their opponent either. The Browns can clinch a spot here with a win in Pittsburgh. If that doesn’t happen the Ravens will get a shot at revenge against the Chiefs, who beat them badly in Baltimore back in Week 3.
The nightcap may have the weekend’s most anticipated game as FOX gets the third matchup of the year between Tom Brady’s Buccaneers and Drew Brees’ Saints. New Orleans has swept the first two matchups, including a 38-3 beatdown in Tampa Bay in Week 9.