The second week of the 2016 NFL playoff schedule is here: it's time for the Divisional Round. There are a total of four games. The top two seeds from each conference are back in action after having a first round bye last week. These should be some good games to watch.
Saturday's action kicks off with an AFC matchup. The Chiefs, who have won 11 games in a row since starting the season 1-5, will be in Foxboro to take on the Patriots. New England is dealing with some injury issues despite coming off the bye. If the Chiefs lose this game, the Eagles will be able to officially announce Doug Pederson as their next head coach.
The NFC game on Saturday is scheduled to take place in Arizona. The Green Bay Packers are headed west after beating Washington last weekend. The Cardinals already beat the Packers by a final score of 38 to 8 less than a month ago. It's hard not to like Arizona's chances in this game.
Speaking of rematches, the Seahawks are set to play the nearly undefeated Panthers for the second time this season. Carolina left Seattle with a 27-23 win the last time these two teams met in October. The Seahawks are lucky to still be alive in the playoffs after benefiting from Blair Walsh's missed 27-yard field goal last weekend. At the same time, Seattle looked really good in the second half of the season. This should be a good game.
The Divisional Round of games wraps up on Sunday evening with the Steelers set to play in Denver. Pittsburgh staged a big comeback against the Broncos when these two teams played in December. This game is going to be a lot tougher with the Steelers having to play on the road. Ben Roethlisberger is banged up and it's fair to wonder how effective he'll be against a really tough Broncos defense.
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Watch via Online Stream: NBC and CBS will be streaming their games online for free. FOX will also be streaming their games, but will require users to have a subscription.
All times EST.
NFL Divisional Round
Saturday, Jan. 16
AFC: Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots (CBS, 4:35 p.m.)
NFC: Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals (NBC, 8:15 p.m.)
Sunday, Jan. 17
NFC: Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers (FOX, 1:05 p.m.)
AFC: Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos (CBS, 4:40 p.m.)
Sunday, January 24
AFC: CBS, 3:05 p.m.
NFC: FOX, 6:40 p.m.
Super Bowl 50
Sunday, February 7
NFC champion versus AFC champion (CBS, 6:30 p.m.)
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