After seventeen bruising weeks of NFL action the top twelve teams have finally taken their place in this years playoffs. Some dramatic finishes to games and some tense waits for others to see if they had made it through, just whet the appetite further for what is to come in the next few weeks.
The wild card round of games always throws together some intriguing matches and this year is no exception.
The top two teams in each conference are of course rewarded with a bye week, so that means the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots get to rest from the AFC, while over in the NFC it’s the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers that get to put their feet up.
This coming weekend the playoff field will get smaller by four. Below is the schedule for the opening round of games in this years postseason.
SATURDAY 4th JANUARY
AFC – KANSAS CITY CHIEFS at INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – 9.35pm UK time
NFC – NEW ORLEANS SAINTS at PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – 1.10am (Sunday morning)
SUNDAY 5th JANUARY
AFC – SAN DIEGO CHARGERS at CINCINNATI BENGALS – 6.05pm
NFC – SAN FRANCISCO 49ers at GREEN BAY PACKERS – 9.40pm