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2017 NFL Playoff schedule: Dates, time, TV schedule for Wild Card Weekend

Here are the matchups for the first round in the 2017 NFL playoffs.

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The Detroit Lions aren’t in the 2017 NFL playoffs, and that’s a big bummer. They were literally inches away from making it this year, but that’s the way the league works. Would’ve, should’ve, could’ve. The Lions were just one of five 9-7 teams that didn’t make the postseason, meaning there are at least four other fanbases out there thinking “If we just would have... we be playing this week.”

But as much as we’re all disappointed the Lions won’t be participating in this year’s postseason, there is plenty to like about this year’s field. Of the 12 teams in the playoffs, there are a whopping eight teams that didn’t make it last year. Along the same lines, the AFC field includes the Titans, Jaguars and Bills—three teams that haven’t made the postseason in at least nine years.

So without further ado, here are the Wild Card matchups for this weekend:


No. 4 Kansas City Chiefs vs. No. 5 Tennessee Titans

Location: Arrowhead Stadium — Kansas City, MO
Time: 4:35 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN (simulcast on ABC)

No. 3 Los Angeles Rams vs. No. 6 Atlanta Falcons

Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum — Los Angeles, CA
Time: 8:15 p.m. ET


No. 3 Jacksonville Jaguars vs. No. 6 Buffalo Bills

Location: Everbank Field — Jacksonville, FL
Time: 1:05 p.m. ET

No. 4 New Orleans Saints vs. No. 5 Carolina Panthers

Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome — New Orleans, LA
Time: 4:40 p.m. ET

Who are you picking in the first round of the playoffs?

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