After a wild season, the NFL playoffs are finally here, and if you love rematches, you’re definitely going to love what the NFL has in store for this weekend’s wild card round.
All six games of the opening round will feature a rematch of the regular season For only the fifth time since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970 The opening round will include all matches. Before this year, the last time this happened was in 2009.
Although there will be some familiar faces this year – hello, Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes – there will also be three teams making the playoffs for the first time in several years with Jaguar (2017), giants (2016) and dolphins (2016) all made their first postseason trip in at least five years.
For Brady, he’s actually going to be in an unfamiliar position this year. An NFL legend would lead 8-9 hacker, who would go into the postseason as the sixth team ever to make the playoffs with a losing record. Brady’s first match would be against A.J Cowboys A team he has never lost against in his career (7-0).
And don’t forget that this postseason can also give us a twist: if Invoices And heads They end up playing each other in the AFC Championship and then the match will be played at a neutral site. However, there is no guarantee that the match will happen because the defending Asian champions – they are Cincinnati Bengals – He might have something to say about that.
So when and where will everyone be playing during the postseason?
Let’s go to the match schedule and find out.
Super Wild Card Weekend
Saturday 14 January
- (7) Seahawks in 2) 49ers (-10), 4:30 p.m. ET (Fox). These two division rivals have played each other twice this year and the 49ers defense has shut out the Seahawks each time. Again in Week 2, the Niners beat the Seahawks 27-7. San Francisco followed that up with a 21-13 win in Week 15. One thing that might work in Seattle’s favor is the fact that rookie quarterbacks tend to struggle in the playoffs, having gone 9-18 since 1983.
- (5) chargers At (4) Jaguar (+1.5), 8:15 p.m. ET (NBC). This is a rematch of one of the most surprising games of the year. Again in Week 3, the Jaguars destroyed the Chargers 38-10 on the road. Trevor Lawrence threw three touchdowns in a day as the Jags put up 413 yards of total offense.
Sunday 15 January
- (7) Dolphins at (2) Bills (-10), 1 p.m. ET (CBS). These two teams split their respective season series with each team winning at home, but it is worth noting that both teams are decided by three points or less. The big question here is who will start at quarterback for the Dolphins. At the moment, Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) and Teddy Bridgewater (finger) are both hit. If they can’t go, Skylar Thompson will start.
- (6) giants in (3) Vikings (-3), 4:30 p.m. ET (Fox). These two players played one of the fiercest games of the season on Christmas Eve in a game that was undecided until Greg Joseph kicked a 61-yard field goal on the final play. This will be Minnesota’s first home playoff game since the Minneapolis Miracle in January 2018.
- (6) crows At (3) Bengals (-6.5), 8:15 p.m. ET (NBC). It’s not clear if Lamar Jackson (knee) will play on Sunday, but even if he did, it would be his first action in six weeks if he was on the field. Jackson led the Ravens to a 19-17 victory over the Bengals again in Week 5, but the Bengals got their revenge with a 27-16 win in Week 18 to claim a chapter of the season series.
Monday, January 16th
- (5) Cowboys at (4) Buccaneers (+3), 8:15 p.m. ET (ABC/ESPN). If the Cowboys are going to advance to the Divisional Round, they’re going to have to do something they’ve never done before: beat Tom Brady. The Cowboys are 0-7 all-time against Buccaneers QB and that includes a Week 1 loss where Tampa Bay topped Dallas 19-3.
Saturday 21st January and Sunday 22nd January
The NFL will announce the Divisional Round schedule during the wild card round. Here are two things we know for sure about the divisional round: The Chiefs and the Eagles The Cowboys-Buccaneers game will be hosted and won on Sunday, January 22nd.
- NFC Championship, 3:05 p.m. ET (Fox)
- AFC Championships, 6:40 p.m. ET (CBS)
Super Bowl LVII
AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ, 6:30 p.m. EST (Fox)
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