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Kansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts will kick off NFL playoffs

Anwar S. Richardson
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Wild-card weekend officially begins with the Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts on Saturday.

The NFL’s postseason schedule was released on Sunday evening, and the Chiefs and Colts will be the first game on Saturday at 4:35 p.m. ET on NBC. After that game on Saturday, New Orleans will play at the Philadelphia Eagles at 8:10 p.m. ET (NBC). The NFL picked the Saints and Eagles for its coveted prime-time slot in Round 1 over an enticing Packers-49ers game.

Meanwhile, the San Diego Chargers will play at the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at 1:05 ET (CBS), while San Francisco will travel and face Green Bay at 4:40 p.m. ET (Fox).

In Round 2, the Patriots take center stage, getting the prime-time spot on Saturday night, Jan. 11.

Here is the full playoff schedule:

AFC WILD-CARD ROUND (Jan. 4-5)

No. 5 Kansas City Chiefs at No. 4 Indianapolis Colts, Saturday Jan. 4 at 4:35 p.m. ET on NBC

No. 6 San Diego Chargers at No. 3 Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday Jan. 5 at 1:05 p.m. ET on CBS

NFC WILD-CARD ROUND (Jan. 4-5)

No. 5 San Francisco 49ers at No. 4 Green Bay Packers, Sunday Jan. 5 at 4:40 p.m. ET on Fox

No. 6 New Orleans Saints at No. 3 Philadelphia Eagles, Saturday Jan. 4 at 8:10 p.m. ET on NBC

AFC DIVISIONAL ROUND (Jan. 11-12)

TBD at No. 2 New England Patriots, Saturday Jan. 11 at 8:15 p.m. ET on CBS


TBD at No. 1 Denver Broncos, Sunday Jan. 12 at 4:40 p.m. ET on CBS

NFC DIVISIONAL ROUND (Jan. 11-12)

TBD at No. 1 Seattle Seahawks, Saturday Jan. 11 at 4:35 p.m. ET on Fox

TBD at No. 2 Carolina Panthers, Sunday Jan. 12 at 1:05 p.m. ET on Fox

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Jan. 19, time TBA

NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Jan. 19, time TBA

SUPER BOWL XLVIII

Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m. ET, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at NFLAnwar@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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