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AFC Wild Card open thread: Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans

Come watch the AFC Wild Card round with us.

NFL: AFC Wild Card-Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL Playoffs open up with a game between two teams that Detroit Lions fans can draw inspiration from.

The Buffalo Bills have a playoff win drought almost as long as the Lions’, and although they won’t be hosting this postseason game, it will be their second playoff appearance in two years after the prior 17-year drought. They may have not completely turned the corner, but they’re getting close.

The Houston Texans, too, have seen their fair share of postseason failures. In their short history, they’ve never progressed past the Divisional Round, and really haven’t look all that impressive in the postseason despite their 3-5 record as a franchise.

However, one of these teams will come out victorious in the opening game of the 2019 NFL Playoffs. Some come watch with us.

Here’s how to tune in.

Kickoff time: 4:35 p.m. ET
Location: NRG Stadium — Houston, TX
TV: ESPN/ABC
Announcers: Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland
Online streaming: Yahoo Sports app, ESPN app
National radio: Westwood One
Radio announcers: Tom McCarthy, Rod Woodson, Hub Arkush
Line: Texans by 3

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