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NFL playoff schedule: Wild Card Weekend game times, locations set

The NFL has released the schedule for next week’s “Super Wild Card Weekend.”

Buffalo Bills v Miami Dolphins Photo by Rich Storry/Getty Images

The NFL has released the schedule for next week’s “Super Wild Card Weekend,” the opening set of games for the playoffs. As Week 18 is coming to a close, with the Miami Dolphins leading at halftime over the Buffalo Bills in the battle for the AFC East championship and the AFC’s second seed position, the rest of the AFC and NFC playoff pictures are set, and now we know the kickoff times for each of the games.

In the AFC, the Baltimore Ravens earned the top seed and have a bye for the weekend. On the NFC side of the bracket, the San Francisco 49ers have the top speed and the off week it brings.

The Dolphins and Bills game winner will be the second seed in the AFC, followed by the AFC West champion Kansas City Chiefs and the AFC South champion Houston Texans. The three wild card teams, seeded five, six, and seven, are the Cleveland Browns, the Dolphins-Bills loser, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Dolphins would take the sixth seed while the Bills would move down to the seventh position, with the Steelers taking whichever spot the AFC East team does not fill.

In the NFC, the second seed team is the Dallas Cowboys as the NFC East champions. The NFC North champion Detroit Lions are the third seed and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the fourth seed as the NFC South champions. The wild card teams are the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams, and Green Bay Packers.

Here is the schedule for next week’s games (all times Eastern):

Saturday, January 13, 4:30 p.m. ET - NBC/Peacock

(5) Cleveland Browns at (4) Houston Texans

Saturday, January 13, 8:15 p.m. ET - Peacock

(6) Miami Dolphins at (3) Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday, January 14, 1 p.m. ET - CBS

(7) Pittsburgh Steelers at (2) Buffalo Bills

Sunday, January 14, 4:30 p.m. ET - FOX

(7) Green Bay Packers at (2) Dallas Cowboys

Sunday, January 14, 8:15 p.m. ET - NBC

(6) Los Angeles Rams at (3) Detroit Lions

Monday, January 15, 8:15 p.m. ET - ESPN/ABC

(5) Philadelphia Eagles at (4) Tampa Bay Buccaneers