The first round of the postseason includes familiar faces and pending rematches between its six games
The Bills' win over the Dolphins at home in Sunday night's game determined the AFC East champion, and with it the final standings of the 14 invitees to the NFL Postseason, seven for each conference. But before the end of the game, the dates and times for the six games that will make up the Wild Card Round were announced.
As a result of Game No. 272 of the regular season, the matches for the first round of the playoffs were determined as follows:
Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Texans, Saturday, January 13, 3:30 PM CDT; 4:30 PM EST.
The action begins with the best of the two wild-card qualifying teams in the AFC North visiting the surprise South Division champion, a team that was very close to being the worst in the entire NFL last year.
Miami Dolphins at Kansas City Chiefs, Saturday, January 13, 7:00 PM CDT; 8:00 PM EST.
The Super Bowl champions take the first step toward defending their playoff title, finishing in a surprising third place in the American Conference, a place they are not accustomed to starting the postseason. Miami lost its final home game, preventing it from meeting Buffalo again a week later.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills, Sunday, January 14, 12:00 PM CDT; 1pm EST.
Buffalo clinched the AL East title with a last-minute interception, and now it's time to go home awaiting the visit of the Steelers, another team that managed to sneak into the playoffs at the last minute, as it looked like a midway point in the postseason. Pittsburgh won its last three meetings, while Buffalo won its last five meetings.
Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, January 14, 3:30 PM CDT; 4:30 PM EST.
One of the great classics of the game's early modern era, the Cowboys have had some unfinished business against the Packers in recent seasons. For starters, no one can forget Dez Bryant's refusal to touch the ball in the 2014 regular season playoffs, a play that led to a change in the wording of the NFL's catch rule.
Los Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions, Sunday, January 14, 7:00 PM CDT; 8:00 PM EST.
Matthew Stafford's return, with the team he led to a Super Bowl win, to the place where he began his career as the first overall pick in the 2009 draft, and where he was unable to find major professional success, will be the main plot of Sunday night's meeting. However, we must not forget that Detroit's current quarterback, Jared Goff, was a first-round pick and also led the Rams to a Super Bowl championship after being the first overall pick in the 2016 draft.
Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Monday, January 15, 7:00 PM CDT; 8:00 PM EST.
in it “Monday Night Football“L espnthe NFC champions travel to face the National League's penultimate Super Bowl champions, after losing five of the last games they played in a regular season they looked like they would dominate from start to finish.
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