NFL announces wild card weekend schedule

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The NFL announced the schedule for wild card weekend, with playoff games on Jan. 15-17.

Two games will be played on Saturday (at 4:30 p.m. ET and 8:15 p.m. ET), three on Sunday (1 p.m. ET, 4:30 p.m. ET, and 8:15 p.m. ET), and one on Monday (8:15 p.m. ET).

Saturday, Jan. 15

AFC: 4:30 p.m. (ET) 5 Las Vegas at 4 Cincinnati (NBC, Peacock, Universo)

AFC: 8:15 p.m. (ET) 6 New England at 3 Buffalo (CBS, Paramount+)

Sunday, Jan. 16

NFC: 1 p.m. (ET) 7 Philadelphia at 2 Tampa Bay (FOX, FOX Deportes)

NFC: 4:30 p.m. (ET) 6 San Francisco at 3 Dallas (CBS, Paramount+, Nickelodeon, Amazon Prime Video)

AFC: 8:15 p.m. (ET) 7 Pittsburgh at 2 Kansas City (NBC, Peacock, Telemundo)

Monday, Jan. 17

NFC: 8:15 p.m. (ET) 5 Arizona at 4 Los Angeles Rams (ESPN/ABC, ESPN2, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes)

The NFL will announce the schedule for the divisional rouund next weekend.

46 responses to “NFL announces wild card weekend schedule

  1. Interesting.
    How is that fair? So, Dallas and LA get an extra day?
    While the AFC teams lose a day?
    And you just knew that Dallas was going to get a prime time game.

  2. Eagles are one of the “not-really-a-playoff-team” playoff teams that are there only because of owner greed causing expansion and watering down of playoffs.

  3. Jimmy G puts up 34 against that takeaway machine D in Dallas? Somebody is still learning football basics. Never happen

  4. I’m all for more days of games but isn’t playing on a Monday a disadvantage for the team that advances to the next week?

  5. There should not be tie game finals in the regular season!!!!
    That rule has to change and this game tonight is an example of it

  6. Told ya! Pittsburgh’s going to the Super Bowl. Steelers vs Cowboys, Rematch #4. (Steelers lead series 2-1). What a great way to send Big Ben riding off into the sunset.

  7. Raiders get into the playoffs despite losing their HC and #1 receiver. Who’d have thought this would happen?

  8. Chargers head coach should be fired on the spot and not even allowed on the team plane for calling that timeout. The Raiders were going to let the clock run out hahahaha. You Blew It

  9. I still can’t over coach Staley costing his team a playoff spot by calling a pity timeout when Rich B was playing for overtime

  10. jpdsurf says:
    January 9, 2022 at 10:32 pm
    Interesting.
    How is that fair? So, Dallas and LA get an extra day?
    While the AFC teams lose a day?
    And you just knew that Dallas was going to get a prime time game.

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    Is it even possible to have an article where someone doesn’t whine about “it’s not fair?
    Waaaah..
    Dallas get a prime time game because they are a lock to have the best ratings.

  11. steelcurtain412 says:
    January 9, 2022 at 11:16 pm
    I’m all for more days of games but isn’t playing on a Monday a disadvantage for the team that advances to the next week?
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    If they play on Sunday they will have the same amount of rest that teams that played on Sunday and then play on Saturday will have

  12. Sean Mcvay blows another one for the Rams. Poor coaching decisions with the game on the line has pretty much been his trademark. The Rams had the lead with under two minutes to go and Mcvay chose to sit on the ball for three downs and leave it up to the defense even though they moved the ball well all day. He gets out coached by himself in big games and it’s getting really old.

  13. So typical. The Raiders play the latest game of the final weekend and now have to play the very first game of the NFL playoffs. Biased much Roger???

  14. My Dolphins didn’t make it, but if I had to pick a remaining team to win it all, 2022 happens to be the year of the tiger, so why not.

  15. My question is…when the heck did nickelodeon of all networks start airing NFL games…? Is that in-between sponge bob and some teen-age angst drama-dy?

  16. And you just knew that Dallas was going to get a prime time game.
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    Today I learned 1:30pm is “Primetime”, Some of you just can’t wait to complain about the Cowboys you make stuff up.

  17. From a total unbiased standpoint, I really don’t think the Bengals are good enough to have players take week 17 off. If I have to pick a road team this weekend, it’s the Raiders

  18. I would not want to play Frisco, them some grown ass men in the trenches on both sides of the ball.

  19. Nickelodeon! Nice. Maybe we’ll see someone get slimed, or Chase and Ryder do some sideline reporting.

  20. Rams lost on purpose cuz they didn’t wanna see my Saints!!! Nobody wanted to play our nasty Defense

  21. Some interesting match ups BUF vs NE, SF vs DAL, LV vs CIN and ARI vs LA.

    The Monday game is interesting as team gets an extra day after this week, but could end up with a short week the following week. Id rather the normal rest to be honest. PIT and PHI being in kinda waters it down a bit, they clearly are the two weakest teams in there- but hey they have a shot I guess.

  22. I get a kick out of people blaming Roger Goodell for scheduling their team. Do you really believe that Goodell said ” schedule the Raiders first, so they get the least rest”?

  23. I sure hope the officiating improves in the playoffs. Something must be done. The NFL is rolling in dough and can well afford full-time referees and provide them training during both the season and the off-season. I also believe replay should be expanded and the coaches are given more challenges. I was watching the NE vs Miami game for a while yesterday and saw a player get a “personal foul” for having “bad thoughts” as there was no contact made. If that play were reviewable, the call would’ve been reversed. Bettors lose money and guys get “penalized” in fantasy leagues because NFL referees are incompetent at times. Saying “it’s all part of the game” is just a major cop-out.

  24. mahomie says:
    January 9, 2022 at 11:00 pm
    Almost a bye week for the Chiefs
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    Even when the Chiefs lose, they win. What a cake walk draw in the first round.

  25. The winner of the Rams/Cardinals better not have to play on the next Saturday.

    IMHO, there should be 3 games on Saturday and 3 games on Sunday!

  26. Raiders had the choice, tie and play the chiefs or win and play Cinci, they made the right call.

  27. It appears that the universe has set this as the “exorcise all demons” year for Bills fans.

    Not that match-up I wanted, necessarily – but as a football fan, you have to love it. And Saturday night to boot.

  28. The winner of the Cardinals and Rams game will be playing the next game on a short week. And very likely on the road too.

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