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2024 NFL Divisional playoff schedule: Detroit Lions game time, date set

The times, dates and TV channels for the 2024 NFL Divisional Round of the playoffs have been set for the Detroit Lions.

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Los Angeles Rams v Detroit Lions Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

Shortly after the Detroit Lions defeated the Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card round, the NFL announced the dates and times of Divisional Round games next week.

The Lions will play in Detroit on Sunday, January 21 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.

We don’t know who the Lions will play yet, but thanks to the Dallas Cowboys (second seed) losing to the Green Bay Packers (sixth seed) on Sunday, they now hold the second-highest remaining seed alive in the NFC playoff picture. That means the Packers will face the 49ers (first seed) next week, and the Lions (third seed) will wait to face the winner of the Philadelphia Eagles (fifth seed) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (fourth seed) game on Monday night.

This is the first time the Lions will play in the divisional round since 1991. That 1991 team blew out Dallas in the Divisional Round but lost one week later in the NFC Championship Game to eventual Super Bowl-winner Washington.

Regardless of the outcome, this marks the first time IN TEAM HISTORY Detroit will host two playoff games in one offseason. In the 1957 championship season, the Lions won on the road in the Divisional Round at San Francisco before claiming the title in Detroit against the Browns. Similarly, in 1952, the Lions hosted one game (the Divisional win over Los Angeles) but not the other (the championship game in Cleveland against the Browns).

Here is the full schedule of the NFL Divisional round:

Saturday Jan. 20

4:30 p.m. ET — Texans at Ravens or Chiefs (ESPN/ABC)
8 p.m. ET — Packers at 49ers (FOX)

Sunday, Jan. 21

3 p.m. ET — Eagles/Bucs at Lions (NBC)
6:30 p.m. ET — Chiefs at Bills or Steelers at Ravens (CBS)

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