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Wild Card weekend kicks off with Chiefs visiting Colts

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The NFL has announced the schedule for Wild Card weekend, which will kick off with the Chiefs visiting the Colts on NBC next Saturday at 4:35 p.m. ET.

The Saints won’t know whether they are going to Dallas or Philadelphia to test their ability to win on the road for a little while yet, but they know when they’ll be playing. They’ll kick off at 8:10 p.m. ET in a game that will also be broadcast on NBC.

San Diego, the final team to book passage to the playoffs this year, will kick off Sunday’s action in Cincinnati. The game will be at 1:05 p.m. ET on CBS.

The final game of the weekend will get underway at 4:40 p.m. ET on FOX. The 49ers earned the fifth seed by outlasting the Cardinals on Sunday and that means they’ll head to Lambeau Field for a rematch of a game from last year’s playoffs.

The NFL also announced the preliminary schedule for the Divisional Round of the playoffs. The Seahawks will be home at 4:35 p.m. ET on Saturday with the Patriots hosting a game at 8:15 p.m. ET. The Panthers get the early 1:05 p.m. ET slot on Sunday and the Broncos will host the final game of the weekend at 4:40 p.m. ET.

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67 Responses to “Wild Card weekend kicks off with Chiefs visiting Colts”
  1. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues... says: Dec 29, 2013 10:10 PM

    This is the best Rigger Goodell could come up with?

  2. pastabelly says: Dec 29, 2013 10:13 PM

    Most anticipated game next weekend is NOT on NBC. SF at GB.

  3. ajgreenhof says: Dec 29, 2013 10:13 PM

    Gotta be thrilled as a Bengals fan. The Chargers can hardly beat the Chiefs without a lot of their core guys.

    Spanked them once already this year anyways at SD.

  4. lance19 says: Dec 29, 2013 10:15 PM

    Can’ wait to see how the Steelers do in Cincy!
    Huh? What’s that? Oh…too soon?

  5. ajgreenhof says: Dec 29, 2013 10:16 PM

    @The League’s Crusade Against The Steelers Continues…

    ELIMINATED!

  6. cinvis says: Dec 29, 2013 10:16 PM

    Forecast for Green Bay on Sunday…

    High below zero with snow…

    Love it

  7. newenglandsports11 says: Dec 29, 2013 10:19 PM

    Man, San Diego basically gets the equivalent of a 10am game PC time.

  8. letsgotemple says: Dec 29, 2013 10:19 PM

    E A G L E S

  9. alskdh says: Dec 29, 2013 10:20 PM

    I forget, is the Saturday night game still considered the primetime marquee game?
    Guess it applies here.

  10. briwis7 says: Dec 29, 2013 10:20 PM

    Wait!! The Steelers aren’t in?

  11. logicalvoiceseys says: Dec 29, 2013 10:20 PM

    Saints@seahawks, 49ers@panthers, bengals@patriots, chiefs@broncos

  12. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues... says: Dec 29, 2013 10:20 PM

    Ladies, try to remember that Cincinnati hasn’t won a playoff game in 20+ years. Don’t expect that to change, even against the lowly Chargers.

  13. rickrock6661982 says: Dec 29, 2013 10:21 PM

    NBC could feature the last LOL Cowboys embarrassment of the year if they pull off the upset tonight.

  14. logicalvoiceseys says: Dec 29, 2013 10:21 PM

    And the redskins are at home… On their couch lol

    #redskinssuck

  15. hcdbus says: Dec 29, 2013 10:21 PM

    It’s a bit unfair on the Chargers having to play a 1pm EST game when they easily could’ve played the Saturday late afternoon game

  16. jbaxt says: Dec 29, 2013 10:22 PM

    Chiefs should be motivated after getting pounded by the Colts last week, and Indy should be high on their big win. KC’s more explosive and should put up a better fight.

  17. briwis7 says: Dec 29, 2013 10:22 PM

    Where’s stairway to 7?

  18. syphermce says: Dec 29, 2013 10:23 PM

    So next week’s playoffs you got:

    Chiefs @ Colts (Easy win for Chiefs here)
    Chargers @ Bengals (After almost getting beat by second stringers today, this will be an easy win for Bengals)
    49ers @ Packers (Toss up, but going with 49ers)
    Saints @ Eagles (Saints with ease)

  19. kremis says: Dec 29, 2013 10:24 PM

    And don’t forget the Stealers are scheduled to play a 1:00 game on Sunday ………September 10, 2014. Hahaha

  20. csilojohnson says: Dec 29, 2013 10:26 PM

    I hope the Chiefs lose for sitting their starters today. Go whoever they play in the new year.

  21. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues... says: Dec 29, 2013 10:28 PM

    Steelers: 6 Lombardis
    The rest of the AFC North combined: 2

  22. waynesborokennyg says: Dec 29, 2013 10:29 PM

    3 years in a row for the Bengals. This time:
    1. Dalton’s in his 3rd year
    2. Cincy is AFC North Division Champion
    3. Cincy is only team to have won against every team currently in AFC playoffs
    4. 1 pm EST sure sounds like an early game for a San Diegoan.
    5. Cincy beat San Diego in San Diego
    6. Cincy undefeated at home this year

    I’m looking forward to first playoff win in a long time. But not only a win next week, but a run deep that could end up all the way to New Jersey this year!

  23. whatjusthapped says: Dec 29, 2013 10:29 PM

    What time do the Vikings play next weekend?

  24. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues... says: Dec 29, 2013 10:30 PM

    It seems like everyone hates the Steelers because they are stuck in our immense shadow. For more information, click our username.

  25. bengalguy says: Dec 29, 2013 10:30 PM

    Hey Pittsburgh… Blabbityblahblshblahblsbbityblahblshblahblabbityblahblahblah.
    You guys STILL suck, this “no Steelers in the playoffs and all of their fans are pissed & making excuses” thing is gettin’ kinda funny!
    Here ‘s to ya Pittsburgh….Stay classy!
    WHO DEY!!!!

  26. natijim235 says: Dec 29, 2013 10:34 PM

    have fun in your misery…

  27. deepthreat88 says: Dec 29, 2013 10:36 PM

    Packers have to be concerned after the last two games vs the 49ers. It’s just a bad match up for the Pack. And oh yeah, the Niners play well in the cold. The colder the better for their power game

  28. denverfandownsouth says: Dec 29, 2013 10:36 PM

    Be glad you didn’t make it steelers fans. You’d of had to play in Denver in the divisional round. That hasn’t gone well for you lately, has it?

  29. jjackwagon says: Dec 29, 2013 10:37 PM

    No one hates the Steelers, it’s their idiot fans that just keep right jaw-jackin’ like they are relevant. Have they won a playoff game this decade?

  30. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues... says: Dec 29, 2013 10:42 PM

    Steelers trophy case: ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪

    Bengals trophy case: ☹

  31. oldschoolnflman says: Dec 29, 2013 10:42 PM

    Its funny to rip on the steelers, who took care of business today. These same ESPN bred qbr believing idiots won’t rip on Baltimore or Miami. Just keep making fun of the team that won today. If it makes you feel better about working at 7 11.

  32. oldschoolnflman says: Dec 29, 2013 10:44 PM

    Yes jjackwagon the steelers have won a playoff game, jealous your team doesn’t have six Lombardi’s? People who hate the steelers or pats always amused me. Are they supposed to go 0 16 every year to make you happy beta male?

  33. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Dec 29, 2013 10:45 PM

    Pittsburgh Steelers says: Dec 29, 2013 2:35 PM

    Against all odds, here come the Steelers. Didn’t we try to explain this to your feeble minds back in week 5 after starting 0-4?

    We overcome. We always overcome. Our trophy case demonstrates that.

  34. harrisonhits2 says: Dec 29, 2013 10:46 PM

    Do Steelers fans cry yellow tears?

  35. denverfandownsouth says: Dec 29, 2013 10:46 PM

    The steelers also lost to the raiders, Vikings, and titans this season. But you’re right, beating the browns is impressive. The jets are also 8-8 if you’re interested

  36. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues... says: Dec 29, 2013 10:48 PM

    jjackwagon says: Dec 29, 2013 10:37 PM

    No one hates the Steelers, it’s their idiot fans that just keep right jaw-jackin’ like they are relevant. Have they won a playoff game this decade?
    ___________________________

    Yes we’ve won ten playoff games in the last decade to go with our two Lombardis in the same span.

  37. pointywilliams says: Dec 29, 2013 10:48 PM

    Always one of my favorite weekends on the sports calendar, every year, no matter who is playing. Gotta love it!!

  38. beltlessbuckler says: Dec 29, 2013 10:52 PM

    Why are Steeler fans reading this article? It doesn’t concern you!!

  39. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Dec 29, 2013 10:54 PM

    Pittsburgh Steelers says: Dec 29, 2013 2:35 PM

    Against all odds, here come the Steelers. Didn’t we try to explain this to your feeble minds back in week 5 after starting 0-4?

    We overcome. We always overcome. Our trophy case demonstrates that.

    sucha tool !

  40. winstonjed44 says: Dec 29, 2013 10:57 PM

    The Colts could be a dangerous team in the playoffs. They did get blown out on 3 different occasions, (Ari, STL, Cin) they also beat some of the best teams in the league (Den, Sea, @SF, @KC). They’ve been hot down the stretch and while Trent Richardson looks to be a non factor, if nothing else he has motivated Donald Brown who has been playing really well lately.

  41. 24mountaincreeks says: Dec 29, 2013 10:58 PM

    cinvis says:
    Dec 29, 2013 10:16 PM
    Forecast for Green Bay on Sunday…

    High below zero with snow…

    Love it

    ———————-

    False. Early forecast is 16 degrees and cloudy. You are no Jim Cantore.

  42. denverfandownsouth says: Dec 29, 2013 11:03 PM

    I wonder if you would all help me pollute the atmosphere with greenhouse gasses over the next two weeks. I’d like the weather in Denver to be in the 50s and sunny for the divisional round

  43. polamalusboyfriend says: Dec 29, 2013 11:10 PM

    Squeelies’ playoffs ruined by Tebow in 2011, then by the Bengals in 2012, and now by Ryan Succup.

    How good is your team when that’s the trio that puts you to bed?

    Answer: Not very.

  44. afcchamp88 says: Dec 29, 2013 11:15 PM

    I work in Pittsburgh every week. The only thing I heard from the Best Fans in the World™ in week 5 was “It’s Penguins season.”

  45. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 29, 2013 11:28 PM

    Remember January 10, 1982?!?

  46. gbatap says: Dec 29, 2013 11:40 PM

    It’s a bit unfair on the Chargers having to play a 1pm EST game when they easily could’ve played the Saturday late afternoon game
    —————————————–
    It’s a bit unfair that they’re playing at all.

  47. slobmykolb says: Dec 29, 2013 11:44 PM

    The League’s Crusade Against The Steelers Continues…
    Dec 29, 2013, 10:42 PM EST
    Steelers trophy case: ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪

    Bengals trophy case: ☹

    This is the equivalent of me saying how 20 years ago in jr high I dated the best looking girl in school. However, I am now a fat balding middle aged man posting on PFT. get the point steeler nation? NOONE gives a damn what you (they) did in the 70′s. What have they done the past couple years? That’s right sat on their couch like me eating cheesy poofs!!

  48. dahmergeinteam says: Dec 29, 2013 11:46 PM

    Wonderful! 49ers dig gold. Me and my Acme Meat Packers dig out victories, among other things.

  49. 1rockyracoon says: Dec 29, 2013 11:52 PM

    Chiefs ended the season 2-5. That’s why Reid should have played the starters today. His team is limping into the playoffs. Hope they know they aren’t playing the 2nd or 3rd string QB in Indy.

  50. icanspeel says: Dec 30, 2013 12:06 AM

    I see some people already chalking up a win for the Bengals.. remember anything can happen come playoff time. You can joke about the Chargers barely beating KC today, but they also beat Philly, Indy, Denver and KC with their starters.

  51. uplate5301 says: Dec 30, 2013 12:40 AM

    The Cowboys were eliminated from the playoffs this evening. I guess that means only about half the segments on NFL AM will be about them from here out……

  52. dasmol says: Dec 30, 2013 12:42 AM

    Your number 3 is incorrect waynesborokennyg.

    The Bengals have not beaten Denver, but the Chargers have. That in addition to two other playoff teams, KC and the Colts.

  53. bengalguy says: Dec 30, 2013 12:47 AM

    Lol. Your right Steelers….you’ve overcome getting in to the playoffs again!
    Congrats

  54. lynknhawk says: Dec 30, 2013 1:02 AM

    beltlessbuckler says:
    Dec 29, 2013 10:52 PM
    Why are Steeler fans reading this article? It doesn’t concern you!!

    HaHaHa SO TRUE

  55. wallyhorse says: Dec 30, 2013 1:14 AM

    Surprised the NFL scheduled this for the prime time game before the Eagles actually won the game because had the Cowboys won, I think this would have had to have been switched to Sunday due to FOX having cameras in place for the Cotton Bowl game on Friday night (in 2009, NBC was denied an Eagles-Cowboys SNF Finale because of the Cotton Bowl being the day before and it wound up creating problems for the NFL because it had to give NBC the rematch the following Saturday, which in turn created a lot of other scheduling issues that messed up FOX, which had promised ad buyers in May 2009 at the 2009-’10 upfronts the season premiere of “24″ and premiere of another show would have the Divisional playoff as a lead-in, but the NFL was forced to flip-flop those between FOX and CBS as a result of what had happened the final regular season week in ’09).

  56. greg2geez says: Dec 30, 2013 1:26 AM

    Colts beat the Chiefs. Easy money.

  57. poormanspoison says: Dec 30, 2013 2:04 AM

    Did the bengals play Denver this year? Am I missing somthing? Somebody seems to think…he shouldnt do that…

  58. dtownsportslions says: Dec 30, 2013 2:18 AM

    Wait the Lions aren’t in the playoffs??

    Oh that’s right, I’m a Lions fan, I should go punch myself in the balls.

    The Colts have to be the hardest team to figure out…….Beat Seahawks, Broncos at home, beat 49ers and Chiefs on the road by large margins. That could be the dark horse to come out of the AFC. They obviously know how to get up for the big game.

  59. quentinsands says: Dec 30, 2013 2:50 AM

    Anderson Silva has a better chance of winning gold in the 100 meter dash than the Steelers making it back to the Superbowl.

  60. badmoonrison says: Dec 30, 2013 2:57 AM

    If the steeler fans didnt have a few lombardi trophies they’d have nothing to fall back on. But they sure know how the work the heck out of it as a crutch!

  61. pv1960 says: Dec 30, 2013 4:44 AM

    I will be a huge Colts fan. May Fatboy Reid be sent back to the buffet table in round one.

  62. db105 says: Dec 30, 2013 6:48 AM

    Interesting that the Bengals are playing the Wildcard round on Sunday and if they win they will play the Patriots on the following Saturday on a short week. Same with the 49ers should 49ers and Eagles win the Wildcard round the 49ers will be playing at the Seahawks on a short week.

  63. crownofthehelmet says: Dec 30, 2013 8:33 AM

    At least a couple of current playoffs streaks will end this year:
    1) Cin won’t be one-and -done by Texans. SD will take Texans place.
    2) GB won’t lose in the Div. Rd of playoffs. Their defense will make sure of that.

  64. mackie66 says: Dec 30, 2013 10:13 AM

    Neither the Colts nor Chiefs are wildcard teams.

  65. 25yearindyfan says: Dec 30, 2013 12:31 PM

    Um. Mackie… You don’t really know what wild card means, I assume.

    The Chiefs are a wild card. Bafoon.

  66. johninthewest says: Dec 30, 2013 12:50 PM

    Seriously? The Chiefs win next week? No way. Team is a fraud.

  67. jtbsteeler says: Dec 30, 2013 1:15 PM

    Bungle fans everywhere are happy the Steelers are out. Ive seen the message boards.

    You were scared and wanted no part of us…

    Mike Tomlin is 10-5 against the Bungles.

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