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Saturday Wild Card open thread

The playoffs are here!

Los Angeles Rams v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

It’s Wild Card Weekend!

The newly dubbed Super Wild Card kicks off today with a trio of exciting games. Thanks to the new playoff formats, we are treated to more games than usual.

First up is the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts. Can the Bills continue to ride high on the back of Josh Allen, or will the veteran Philip Rivers play spoiler?

Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Time: 1:05 p.m. ET
Location: Bills Stadium - Orchard Park, NY
TV: CBS
Announcers: Ian Eagle, Charles Davis & Evan Washburn

After that AFC tilt, we switch gears to focus on the NFC. The Seattle Seahawks square off against the Los Angeles Rams in a divisional showdown. The two teams just met two weeks ago, with Seattle emerging victorious in a low-scoring 20-6 game.

Time: 4:40 p.m. ET
Location: Lumen Field - Seattle, WA
TV: FOX
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews & Tom Rinaldi

To conclude the night, we get a David versus Goliath story. The Washington Football Team won the NFC East, but as the worst division in football, they have a lot to prove. Unfortunately for them, they have to face off against one of the best postseason quarterbacks of all time. Tom Brady and company are just a Wild Card team, but they look primed for a playoff run. Can Washington pull off the upset?

Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Location: FedEx Field - Landover, MD
TV: NBC
Announcers: Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy & Kathryn Tappen