NFL Wild Card Weekend Preview

Wondering which teams are going to advance in the playoffs? You’ve come to the right place to find out!

NFL Wild Card Weekend

Fittingly, an unprecedented 2020 NFL season remained unsettled until the 256th and final regular-season game. Washington’s win on Sunday night clinched the NFC East division title (with a losing record, no less) and locked in the 2020 playoff field.

The league expanded its postseason to 14 teams this season, meaning only the No. 1 seeds — the Chiefs in the AFC and the Packers in the NFC — will get first-round byes. The other 12 teams will compete in a six-game wild-card weekend that opens in just six days.

Our playoff primer previews those matchups and takes a broader look at what each team must do to reach Super Bowl LV next month in Tampa, Florida, along with their updated chances via Football Power Index (FPI).

NFL Wild Card 2021 Schedule

The super-sized schedule for the opening weekend of the playoffs has been announced.

Saturday, Jan. 9

  • AFC No. 7 seed Indianapolis Colts at AFC No. 2 seed Buffalo Bills, 1:05 p.m. ET (CBS, CBS All Access)
  • NFC No. 6 seed Los Angeles Rams at NFC No. 3 seed Seattle Seahawks, 4:40 p.m. ET (FOX, FOX Deportes)
  • NFC No. 5 seed Tampa Bay Buccaneers at NFC No. 4 seed Washington Football Team, 8:15 p.m. ET (NBC, Universo)

Sunday, Jan. 10

  • AFC No. 5 seed Baltimore Ravens at AFC No. 4 seed Tennessee Titans, 1:05 p.m. ET (ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes, Freeform)
  • NFC No. 7 seed Chicago Bears at NFC No. 2 seed New Orleans Saints, 4:40 p.m. ET (CBS, Nick, Amazon Prime Video, CBS All Access)
  • AFC No. 6 seed Cleveland Browns at AFC No. 3 seed Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 p.m. ET (NBC, Telemundo, Peacock)

The Divisional Playoffs schedule will be announced once all wild card games have been played.

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