NFL playoff schedule: Dates, matchups set

(WTNH)–It’s been a long 17 weeks in the NFL, and now that your survivor team, fantasy team, and pick ’em league squads have all been shut out, it’s time for the playoffs.

The schedule was finalized Sunday night, after the Minnesota Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers on the road to clinch the NFC North division title, and home field advantage in the first round, although they’ll now face the Seahawks instead of the Redskins.

The New York Jets missed the postseason after losing in Buffalo to former head coach Rex Ryan and the Bills.

Check out the complete schedule below:

AFC:

6. Pittsburgh (10-6) at 3. Cincinnati (12-4): Saturday, Jan. 9, 8:15 p.m. ET, CBS

5. Kansas City (11-5) at 4. Houston (9-7): Saturday, Jan. 9, 4:35 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN

Byes: 1. Denver, 2. New England


NFC:

6. Seattle (10-6) at 3. Minnesota (11-5): Sunday, Jan. 10, 1:05 p.m. ET, NBC

5. Green Bay (10-6) at 4. Washington (9-7): Sunday, Jan. 10, 4:40 p.m. ET, FOX

Byes: 1. Carolina, 2. Arizona

Divisional Round Schedule:

AFC

Lower seed at No. 1 Denver Broncos (12-4): Sunday, Jan. 17, 4:40 p.m., CBS

Higher seed at No. 2 New England Patriots (12-4): Saturday, Jan. 16, 4:35 p.m. ET, CBS

NFC

Lower seed at No. 1 Carolina Panthers (15-1): Sunday, Jan. 17, 1:05 p.m. ET, FOX

Higher seed at No. 2 Arizona Cardinals (13-3): Saturday, Jan. 16, 8:15 p.m. ET, NBC

Championship Round Schedule:

AFC

Lower seed at Higher seed, Sunday, Jan. 24, 3:05 p.m., CBS

NFC

Lower seed at Higher seed, Sunday, Jan. 24, 6:40 p.m., FOX


Super Bowl 50

AFC champion vs. NFC champion, Feb. 7, time TBD, CBS (Santa Clara)

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