Saturday night’s Seahawks-Cowboys tilt highlights NFL’s wild-card weekend
The NFL playoffs begin this week with the wild-card round, pitting third seeds in each conference against their respective sixth seeds, while fourth seeds host the fifth seeds.
Receiving a bye week will be the Saints (No. 1 in the NFC), Rams (No. 2 in the NFC), Chiefs (No. 1 in the AFC) and Patriots (No. 2 in the AFC). For New England, it will be a mind-boggling ninth straight season with a bye, extending the team’s NFL record, and its 13th since 2001.
The only question at this moment is which team fills the AFC’s sixth seed. It will be the winner of Sunday night’s Colts-Titans game; if that contest ends in a tie, the Steelers are in.
NFL wild-card round
Saturday, Jan. 5
No. 6 Colts/Titans/Steelers at No. 3 Texans, 4:35 p.m. (ABC)
No. 5 Seahawks at No. 4 Cowboys, 8:15 p.m. (Fox)
Sunday, Jan. 6
No. 5 Chargers at No. 4 Ravens, 1:05 p.m. (CBS)
No. 6 Eagles at No. 3 Bears, 4:40 p.m. (NBC)
NFL divisional round
Saturday, Jan. 12
Lowest seed remaining at No. 1 Chiefs, 4:35 p.m. (NBC)
Highest seed remaining at No. 2 Rams, 8:15 p.m. (Fox)
Sunday, Jan. 13
Highest seed remaining at No. 2 Patriots, 1:05 p.m. (CBS)
Lowest seed remaining at No. 1 Saints, 4:40 (Fox)
NFL conference championships
Sunday Jan. 20
NFC, 3:05 p.m. (Fox)
AFC, 6:40 p.m. (CBS)
Super Bowl 53
Sunday, Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m. (CBS)