The postseason party in the National Football League gets underway today with the start of Super Wild Card Weekend. Over the next three days, six teams will advance in this year’s NFL playoffs while six more will begin their offseason like the rest of us have.
Things kick off today at 3:30 PM Central time on NBC with an AFC matchup between the AFC South Champions, the Houston Texans, and the Cleveland Browns. That will be followed by a game that will be shown exclusively on NBC’s Peacock streaming service, which people have been big fans of. . .hope my sarcasm came through okay there. . .between the AFC West Champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Miami Dolphins at Arrowhead Stadium. Kickoff for that one is slated for 7:15 PM Central.
There will also now be only two games on Saturday. The first game will take us to Jerryworld, where the NFC East Champions, the Dallas Cowboys, will play host to Green Bay. That one is scheduled to start at 3:30 PM Central time and will be broadcast on FOX. That will be followed by a trip to Detroit, where the NFC North Champions, the Detroit Lions, will welcome old friend Matthew Stafford back to down when they host the Los Angeles Rams. That one will get underway at 7:15 PM Central and will also be broadcast on NBC.
Because of inclement weather in the northeast, we now have a doubleheader on Monday as well. The afternoon game, getting underway at 4:30 Eastern, will see the AFC East Champions, the Buffalo Bills, taking on the Pittsburgh Steelers. That game will be aired on CBA. Super Wild Card Weekend will then conclude in Tampa, where the NFC South Champs, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will play host to the Philadelphia Eagles. Kickoff for that one is set for 7:15 PM Central, and it will be aired on ABC and ESPN.
We who power your favorite Minnesota Vikings website have put together our picks for this weekend’s games, powered by Tallysight. The lines and numbers may have changed since everyone entered their picks, but if you want to see what the latest odds are, you can check in with the folks from the DraftKings Sportsbook.
We’ll have separate discussion threads up for the games on Sunday and Monday, but feel free to use this space to discuss both of Saturday’s games if you’ll be watching.
Have a good weekend, everyone!