The NFL playoff divisional round schedule is now set. The NFL playoff bracket is down to the elite eight teams after a crazy wild card weekend! According to a CBS report, the Chiefs ran over the Texans 30-0 Saturday afternoon in a game that Houston quarterback Brian Hoyer would love to erase from his memory. Hoyer threw for less than 150 yards while throwing four interceptions in the loss. In the second AFC Wild Card match-up the Bengals gift-wrapped the win for the Pittsburgh Steelers as they lost their composure, then the game.
Sunday saw the two time defending NFC champs Seattle Seahawks get the break of a lifetime as Vikings kicker Blair Walsh missed a 27-yard game winning field goal attempt with just seconds left in the game. Walsh is one of the best kickers in the NFL, which made the miss all that more hard to swallow for Vikings fans. The nightcap saw the Packers defeat the Redskins 35-18 in a game that was closer than the final would indicate.
Now the final four from each conference will battle it out this upcoming weekend for a shot at a trip to the AFC and NFC conference finals.
Here is a look at the match-ups, along with the current Vegas odds and TV start times.
Saturday, January 16
Chiefs at Patriots (-5), 4:35 p.m. ET (CBS) — The Chiefs are on a roll. Winners of 11 in a row, they will take on the defending Super Bowl champs this Saturday. If Brady has a full cast of characters on offense, the Pats should advance.
Packers at Cardinals (-6.5), 8:15 p.m. ET (NBC) — The Packers need to win win three in a row on the road to make it to Super Bowl 50. That won’t be easy against the Cardinals
Sunday January 17
Seahawks at Panthers (-2.5), 1:05 p.m. ET (FOX) — The Seahawks and Panthers have been in this spot before. Seattle knocked the Panthers out of the playoffs last year and you know Cam Newton and Carolina are ready for revenge.
Steelers at Broncos (-5.5), 4:40 p.m. ET (CBS) — The Broncos are healthy and the Steelers are hobbling, however you know if Ben Roethlisberger can walk, he will play. Peyton Manning looked sharp last week and would like nothing more than to prove the doubters wrong and ride-off into the sunset with a Super Bowl win.
Super Bowl Odds as of Jan. 11
New England Patriots — 4/1
Arizona Cardinals — 4/1
Carolina Panthers — 5/1
Seattle Seahawks — 6/1
Denver Broncos — 6/1
Pittsburgh Steelers — 9/1
Kansas City Chiefs — 15/1
Green Bay Packers – 20/1