Divisional-round schedule set with Patriots getting Saturday game

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The NFL announced the schedule for the divisional round of the playoffs on January 13-14.

The Eagles kickoff the weekend with a 4:35 p.m. ET game on Saturday, January 13 on NBC. Philadelphia will host the lowest remaining seed among New Orleans, Carolina or Atlanta. The Patriots will play the night game, which is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET on CBS. The lowest remaining seed among Kansas City, Tennessee and Buffalo will travel to Foxboro.

The Steelers have the 1:05 p.m. ET game on Sunday, January 14, hosting Jacksonville, Kansas City or Tennessee on CBS. Minnesota has the 4:40 p.m. ET game that day on FOX, entertaining the Rams, New Orleans or Carolina.

A year ago, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was caught on Antonio Brown‘s Facebook Live video complaining the Patriots played their divisional-round game Saturday, giving them additional time to prepare.

“We spotted them a–holes a day-and-a-half,” Tomlin said after Pittsburgh’s divisional round win at Kansas City a year ago. “They played yesterday. Our game got moved to the night. We’re gonna touch down [in Pittsburgh] at 4 o’clock in the f—ing morning. So be it. We’ll be ready for their a—-.”

The Patriots, if they win, again will have a head start in preparing for the AFC Championship Game.

33 responses to “Divisional-round schedule set with Patriots getting Saturday game

  1. I disagree with those who call Tomlin a “cheerleader”. I think it is more accurate to call him a “cheerleader who whines almost as much as Harbaugh”.

  2. What a surprise 🙂 It’s a brand new “season”, when the POs start…on any given Saturday or Sunday! New Year miracles can happen!!

  3. The Patriots deserve the extra day. They beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh and also played a tougher schedule. All the Steelers needed to do was beat the Patriots at home. They didn’t get the job done and should live with consequences.

  4. terripet says:
    December 31, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Kc can’t wait till get to the cheaters home
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    What about the Colts? Who are they playing?

  5. Top seeds should get the extra day – and they both have. Playing on Sat. should ALWAYS be the reward to being the #1 seed

  6. Let me get this straight. Last year Tomlin whined about the Patriots playing on Saturday night, while the Steelers played in KC on Sunday and then had to travel home to Pittsburgh in the wee small hours of Monday.

    The key words are “last year.” This year, although the Patriots again play at home on Saturday night and the Steelers play on Sunday, the Steelers will be playing the early game on Sunday, at home. So we don’t have the same situation at all and there is no evidence at this point that Tomlin is complaining about this year’s schedule.

  7. KC who? Oh yeah…those characters who last won a Super Bowl the same year a man stepped onto the moon for the first time.

  8. All that nonsense is in the past, it’s a new season. One of the few things I remember about last year was Harrison’s rant about a certain cheating organization.

  9. Tomlin wrote the book on whining. You will never hear any of that coming from a Patriots coach or player. They don’t make excuses,and they sure as hell don’t get caught on “hot mikes” or player’s Facebook videos. I would LOVE to see the Steelers be one and done,just so we can hear the excuses.

  10. Wow,Tomlin is obsessed with New England.
    Whining and crying already.
    You know Tomlin watched James Harrison lay the smack down on the Jets. Two sacks and four tackles.
    Steeler Nation looks at Tomlin as a joke.

  11. Deflategate karma is a bitch!!!
    Colts 4 -12 Deflated
    Ravens 9 – 7 (Sorry you won’t get a chance to see them in action, Terripet)
    Dolphins 6 – 10
    Cowboys 9 – 7
    Giants 3 – 13

    What do they all have in common??? They or their owners were all the major players in this fiasco. AND none of them made the playoffs this year!!! Go Pats.

  12. If the #1 Seeds win on Saturday, they get an extra day to rest for the Championship Game the following Sunday.

  13. Harrison laid the smack down on the Jets? Am I mistaken or did he just collect two sacks in garbage time.

  14. pastabelly says:
    December 31, 2017 at 11:13 pm
    The Patriots deserve the extra day. They beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh and also played a tougher schedule. All the Steelers needed to do was beat the Patriots at home. They didn’t get the job done and should live with consequences.

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    The Steelers also had an extra day to prepare for that game and the Patriots were on the last game of a 4 out of 5 road game stretch. And they lost home field.

    Patriots absolutely earned the Saturday game 🙂

  15. I don’t think it’s a disadvantage to the Vikings to play the late game on Sunday. I just hate having to wait that long to watch them.

    Super Bowl homeboy!!!

  16. “We spotted them a–holes a day-and-a-half,” Tomlin said after Pittsburgh’s divisional round win at Kansas City a year ago. “They played yesterday. Our game got moved to the night. We’re gonna touch down [in Pittsburgh] at 4 o’clock in the f—ing morning. So be it. We’ll be ready for their a—-.”

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    From top to bottom, their whole team is a bunch of whiners who never shut up.

    Seriously, there is one AFC game Saturday and one Sunday, so theres always going to be a day difference.

  17. terripet says:
    December 31, 2017 at 11:03 pm
    Kc can’t wait till get to the cheaters home
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    How about your cRavens? Long wait for them…

  18. pitberg fans should be the last ones yapping about easy schedules with 25% of their games snoozing through the browns and bungles every single year.

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