The first four games of the 2014 postseason are set. Sort of.
The final schedule hinges on the outcome of tonight’s game. For now, here’s the format.
The postseason begins with the Panthers hosting the Cardinals at 4:30 p.m. ET, Saturday on ESPN. On Saturday night, NBC will have the Steelers against someone; it’ll either be at home against the Ravens (if Pittsburgh beats the Bengals) or at Indy (if Cincinnati wins).
Sunday begins with a 1:05 p.m. ET game on CBS. It’ll be Baltimore at Cincinnati or Cincinnati at Indianapolis. Then, the weekend ends with the Lions visiting the Cowboys at 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX.
This incomplete (for now) schedule allows the Bengals to avoid a second straight short week, since they played on Monday night in Week 16.