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NFL Playoffs schedule 2014: Wildcard, Divisional games and matchups released

The NFL's regular season is complete, with the 12 playoff qualifiers preparing for January football, while the other 20 teams head home for the winter. We have a look at the schedule, as well as the matchups, for the postseason tournament.

Jonathan Ferrey


The NFL Playoff schedule was set last night, with the final berth in the postseason tournament decided on Sunday Night Football last night when the Philadelphia Eagles beating the Dallas Cowboys and taking their place as the NFC's third seed.

We also now have when each of four games in next weekend's Wildcard Round will be played, starting with the fifth-seeded Kansas City Chiefs traveling to face the fourth-seeded Indianapolis Colts at 4:35pm ET Saturday. That game will be followed by the sixth-seed New Orleans Saints visiting the Eagles at 8:10pm ET.

Sunday's contests will start with the 1:05 meeting of the sixth-seeded San Diego Chargers at the third-seed Cincinnati Bengals, then continue with the 4:40pm ET kickoff between the fifth-seeded San Francisco 49ers and the fourth-seeded Green Bay Packers in Wisconsin.

The playoffs will continue the next weekend with the Divisional Round games, where the top seeds in each conference will face which ever teams advance from the Wildcard games. For the NFC, the top-ranked Seattle Seahawks will face the lowest seeded team to win next weekend, while the second-seeded Carolina Panthers will face the higher seeded team. In the AFC, the same rules will apply to the top-seed Denver Broncos and the second-seed New England Patriots.

The Conference Championships will be played on Sunday January 19, while the Super Bowl will be two weeks later on February 2.