After the longest regular season in NFL history, it’s finally time for the playoffs, and this year, there’s an added twist to the postseason.
For the first time ever, the NFL playoffs will feature a Monday game, which will happen on Super Wild Card Weekend. That first Monday game will be played on Jan. 17 and will feature the Rams playing host to the Cardinals in what will be the third meeting this year between the two teams. Of course, before we get to that Monday game, we’ll have two wild card games on Saturday and three on Sunday in what will be a jam-packed weekend.
This year’s postseason will be kicking off in Cincinnati, where the Bengals will be hosting the Raiders on Saturday afternoon. The nightcap on Saturday will feature the Patriots traveling to Buffalo for their third game this season against the Bills.
The Sunday slate will kick off at 1 p.m. ET with the Eagles traveling to Tampa to take on Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. The middle game on Sunday will give us a rematch of one of the most storied postseason rivalries in NFL history with the 49ers heading to Dallas to take on the Cowboys. The Sunday night wild card game will then feature the Chiefs hosting the Steelers.
Super Wild Card Weekend
Saturday, Jan. 15
- (5) Raiders at (4) Bengals: 4:30 p.m. ET (NBC). This is a rematch of a game that the Bengals won 32-13 on the road back in Week 11. This is the firs time these two teams have met in the postseason since January 1991 when the Raiders started Cincinnati’s 31-year playoff losing streak.
- (6) Patriots at (3) Bills: 8:15 pm ET (CBS) Stream: Paramount+ (click here). These two division rivals will be meeting for the third time this season. The Patriots and Bills split their season-series with the home team losing each time.
Sunday, Jan. 16
- (7) Eagles at (2) Buccaneers: 1 p.m. ET (Fox). The Eagles will get another crack at a Buccaneers team that beat them 28-22 back in Week 6. After that loss, the Eagles went 7-4 over their final 11 games to earn a playoff berth.
- (6) 49ers at (3) Cowboys: 4:30 p.m. ET (CBS and Nickelodeon) Stream: Paramount+ (click here). This will be a rematch of one of the most storied rivalries in NFL playoff history. Although these two teams have met seven times in the playoffs, this will mark the first time the 1994 season, which is also the last time the 49ers won the Super Bowl.
- (7) Steelers at (2) Chiefs: 8:15 p.m. ET (NBC). Ben Roethlisberger will get a chance to extend his retirement for another week or two if the Steelers can figure out a way to upset the Chiefs. However, that won’t be easy, considering Kansas City blew the Steelers out 36-10 just two weeks ago.
Monday, Jan. 17
- (5) Cardinals at (4) Rams: 8:15 p.m. ET (ABC/ESPN). These two division rivals will be meeting for the third time this season. The Cardinals and Rams split their season-series with the home team losing each time, which isn’t great news for the Rams, who will be the home team in this game.
Saturday, Jan. 22
TBA vs. TBA, 4:35 p.m. ET
TBA vs. TBA, 8:15 p.m. ET
Sunday, Jan. 23
TBA vs. TBA, 3:05 p.m. ET
TBA vs. TBA, 6:40 p.m. ET
Note: The Titans and Packers will both be hosting divisional round playoff games
3:05 pm ET (CBS)
6:40 p.m. ET (Fox)
Super Bowl LVI
AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion in Los Angeles, 6:30 p.m. ET (NBC)