We now, officially, have a date and time for the Minnesota Vikings’ divisional round playoff game.
The Vikings will play host to the highest remaining seed in the NFC, whether it’s the Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, or Carolina Panthers, at 3:40 PM Central time on Sunday, 14 January. They will be the last playoff game of the divisional round, and the game will be broadcast on FOX.
As we mentioned in our earlier post about the playoff schedule, the Vikings could know who they play by the end of the day this coming Saturday. If the Rams beat the Atlanta Falcons in their Wild Card round game, the Vikings will host them. If the Falcons should knock off the Rams, we will have to wait for the winner of the Saints/Panthers game a week from today.
The NFC’s #1 seed, the Philadelphia Eagles, will host the NFC’s lowest remaining seed on Saturday, 13 January, at 3:30 PM Central time on NBC.
The AFC game on Saturday will also feature that conference’s top seed, the New England Patriots, playing host to the lowest remaining AFC seed. That game will kick off at 7:15 PM on that day. The early game on Sunday will see the Pittsburgh Steelers host the highest remaining AFC seed. That game will start at noon Central time, and will also be on CBS.
So, now we have the schedule for the entirety of the first two rounds of this year’s NFL playoffs. Make your viewing and/or social plans accordingly.