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2016 NFL Playoff Schedule: Bengals-Steelers, Texans-Chiefs kickoff Saturday; Vikings-Seahawks, Redskins-Packers Sunday

The Miami Dolphins may be done for the year, but that does not mean there is not football coming up this weekend. Here is the schedule for the Wildcard round of the NFL Playoffs.

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The 2016 NFL Playoffs will kickoff this weekend, bringing us the first four games in the postseason tournament that will ultimately end with Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California. This weekend's games will feature two division champions from each conference as well as both Wildcard teams from each. This weekend will knock the Playoff teams from 12 down to eight, with the two top seeds in each conference joining the brackets during the Divisional round following their Wildcard round bye.

The NFL sets the Divisional round of the Playoffs based on the seeding, with the highest seed remaining after this weekend's game facing the second seeded team in each conference, while the lower remaining seed will face the top seed. For the AFC, the top seed is the Denver Broncos while the second seed is the New England Patriots; the NFC side of the bracket has the Carolina Panthers in the top seed with the Arizona Cardinals in the second position.

(All times Eastern)

Wildcard Weekend

Saturday, January 9 (AFC games)

(5) Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) at (4) Houston Texans (9-7) 4:25pm, ESPN/ABC

(6) Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6) at (3) Cincinnati Bengals (12-4) - 8:15pm, CBS

Sunday, January 10 (NFC games)

(6) Seattle Seahawks (10-6) at (3) Minnesota Vikings (11-5) - 1:05pm, NBC

(5) Green Bay Packers (10-6) at (4) Washington Redskins (9-7) - 4:40pm, Fox

Divisional Round

Saturday, January 16

AFC highest remaining seed at (2) New England Patriots (12-4) - 4:35pm, CBS

NFC highest remaining seed at (2) Arizona Cardinals (12-4) - 8:15pm, NBC

Sunday, January 17

NFC lowest seed remaining at (1) Carolina Panthers (15-1) - 1:05pm, Fox

AFC lowest remaining seed at (1) Denver Broncos (12-4) - 4:40pm, CBS

Conference Championship Weekend

Sunday, January 24

AFC Championship

Lowest remaining AFC seed at Highest remaining AFC seed - 3pm, CBS

NFC Championship

Lowest remaining NFC seed at Highest remaining NFC seed - 6:40pm, Fox

Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl 50, February 7
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ

AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion - 6:30pm, CBS