After a wild season, the NFL playoffs are finally here and if you like rematches, you’re definitely going to love what the NFL has in store for Super Wild Card Weekend starting on Saturday.

All six games of the first round will feature a rematch of the regular season, scoring only the fifth time since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970 that the opening round will feature all the rematches. Before this year, the last time that happened was in 2009.

While there will be some familiar faces this year — hello, Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes — there will also be three teams making the playoffs for the first time in years with the jaguars (2017), giants (2016) and dolphins (2016) all making their first postseason trip in at least five years.

As for Brady, he’s actually going to be in an unknown position this year. NFL legend will lead 8-9 buccaneers, which will enter the postseason as the sixth team to reach the playoffs with a losing record. Brady’s first game will be against a Cowboys team against which he has never lost in his career (7-0).

And don’t forget that this postseason could also give us a twist: if the bills Y bosses end up playing each other in the AFC Championship, then the game will be played at a neutral site. However, there is no guarantee that the game will happen because the defending AFC champions, the Cincinnati Bengals – might have something to say about it.

So when and where will everyone play during the postseason?

Let’s go to the playoff schedule and find out.

Super Wild Card Weekend

Saturday, January 14

  • (2) 49ers 41-23 over (7) Seahawks. The 49ers received a brief scare from the Seahawks on a day when Seattle took a 17-16 halftime lead. But in the second half, San Francisco opened the game with a dominating performance. Brock Purdy passed for 332 yards and also became the first rookie in NFL history to have four touchdowns in a playoff game. (Purdy finished with three touchdown passes and a rushing score.)
  • (5) chargers at (4) Jaguars (+1.5), 8:15 pm ET (NBC, broadcast on fuboTV). This is a rematch of one of the most amazing games of the year. In week 3, the Jaguars defeated the Chargers 38-10 on the road. Trevor Lawrence threw for three touchdowns on a day that saw the Jags rack up 413 yards of total offense.

Sunday, January 15

  • (7) Dolphins at (2) Bills (-10), 1 pm ET (CBS, broadcast on Paramount+). These two teams split their season series with each team winning at home, but it’s worth keeping in mind that both games were decided by three points or fewer. The big question here revolves around who will be the starting quarterback for the Dolphins. At this time, Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) and Teddy Bridgewater (finger) are banged up. If they can’t go, Skyler Thompson will start.
  • (6) Giants in (3) vikings (-3), 4:30 p.m. ET (Fox, broadcast on fuboTV). These two played one of the wildest games of the season on Christmas Eve in a matchup that wasn’t decided until Greg Joseph hit a 61-yard field goal on the final play. This will be Minnesota’s first home playoff game since the Minneapolis Miracle in January 2018.
  • (6) ravens at (3) Bengals (-6.5), 8:15 p.m. ET (NBC, broadcast on fuboTV). It’s unclear if Lamar Jackson (knee) will play Sunday, but even if he does, it’ll mark his first action in six weeks if he’s on the field. Jackson led the Ravens to a 19-17 win over the Bengals in Week 5, but the Bengals retaliated with a 27-16 win in Week 18 to split the season series.

Monday, January 16

  • (5) Cowboys at (4) Buccaneers (+3), 8:15 pm ET (ABC/ESPN, broadcast on fuboTV). If the Cowboys are going to advance to the divisional round, they’ll have to do something they’ve never done: beat Tom Brady. The Cowboys are 0-7 all-time against the Buccaneers QB and that includes a loss in Week 1 where Tampa Bay outscored Dallas 19-3.

divisional round

Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 1, 22

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  • Giants/Buccaneers/Cowboys at (1) Eagles
  • Vikings/Buccaneers/Cowboys at (2) 49ers

If the Giants beat the Vikings on Sunday, they will play the Eagles, leaving the 49ers to host the Cowboys-Buccaneers winner. If the Vikings win, they will play the 49ers while the Eagles will host the winner of the Cowboys-Buccaneers. The team that hosts the winner of the Cowboys-Buccaneers will definitely play on Sunday, January 2. 22

FCA

  • TBD on (1) Bosses
  • TBD in TBD

The NFL will announce the divisional round schedule during the wild card round.

championship sunday

Jan 29

  • NFC Championship, 3:05 p.m. ET (Fox)
  • AFC Championship, 6:40 p.m. ET (CBS)

Super Bowl LVII

Feb 12

AFC champion vs. NFC champion at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., 6:30 p.m. ET (Fox)

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