NFL Playoffs 2014 Schedule: Divisional Round set

Jonathan Daniel

The Wildcard Round of the 2014 NFL Playoffs is complete, with four times advancing and four teams heading home. We take a look at who is still in the running for the Lombardi Trophy, as well as when each team will play in the Divisional Round next weekend.

The first weekend of the 2014 NFL Playoff is complete, with all four Wildcard Round games in the books.  With the results from the last two days, we now know who will be traveling where, and when, for next weekend's Divisional Round games.

The weekend started with the AFC's fourth-seed Indianapolis Colts hosting the fifth-seed Kansas City Chiefs in yesterday's 4:35pm ET game.  The visitors jumped out to a big lead, only to see the Colts respond with the second biggest comeback in playoff history on their way to the victory.  The Colts will now travel to Foxboro next Saturday for an 8:15pm ET kickoff against the second-seeded New England Patriots.

Last night, the NFC's sixth-seeded New Orleans Saints pulled off the upset over the third-seeded Philadelphia Eagles, breaking two curses for the Saints.  The team ends the drought of victories in cold-weather games, as well as winning road Playoff contests.  New Orleans will now visit the Seattle Seahawks in the first game next week, with kickoff on Saturday at 4:35pm ET.

The AFC once again took center-stage with today's 1:05pm ET contest featuring the (6) San Diego Chargers at the (3) Cincinnati Bengals.  Slipping in to the Playoff in last minute fashion after the Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens lost on the final regular season weekend, clearing the position for the Chargers, San Diego continued their improbable run with a victory over the Bengals, who had been a perfect 8-0 at home this season before today.  San Diego will now visit the conference's top seed, the Denver Broncos, in the third meeting of the year between the two AFC West rivals.  Kickoff for the Chargers and Broncos is at 4:40pm on Sunday.

And, finally, in a fourth seed versus fifth seed matchup, the San Francisco 49ers visited the Green Bay Packers.  In a back and forth game, the 49ers came away with the victory on a last second field goal, continuing their push for a second-straight Super Bowl appearance.  They will now face the second seeded Carolina Panthers at 1:05pm Sunday afternoon.

The winners of each of next week's games will then face each other in their respective conference's championship games, with one win earning them a berth in Super Bowl XLVII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.


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