Cowboys vs. Tom Brady wraps up wildcard-laden weekend

The NFL playoff field is set.

The league released the schedule for the first round of the playoffs Sunday night after the Detroit Lions beat the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. That game wrapped up the regular season and earned the Seattle Seahawks the final NFC playoff berth.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of next weekend’s wildcard round, which will set the stage for Super Bowl LVII.

Wild-Card Weekend Schedule

49ers vs. Seahawks

Saturday January 14 | 4:30 p.m. ET | Fox

Jaguars versus Chargers

Saturday January 14 | 8:15 p.m. ET | NBC

Bills against dolphins

Sunday January 15 | 1 p.m. ET | SCS

Vikings versus Giants

Sunday January 15 | 4:30 p.m. ET | Fox

Bengals vs. Ravens

Sunday January 15 | 8:15 p.m. ET | NBC

Buccaneers versus Cowboys

Monday, January 16 | 8:15 p.m. ET | ESPN

Brock Purdy and the 49ers will kick off wild-card weekend with their game against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday.
Brock Purdy and the 49ers will kick off wild-card weekend with their game against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

NFC Playoffs Photo

1. Eagles: goodbye

After their win over the New York Giants, the Philadelphia Eagles clinched the NFC East and the top seed in the conference.

2. 49ers vs. 7. Seahawks

Saturday January 14 | 4:30 p.m. ET | Fox

The 49ers earned their 10th straight victory Sunday with a rout of the Cardinals. Thanks to Seattle’s overtime win over the Rams and the Lions eliminating the Packers in Green Bay, the Seahawks slipped into last place in the NFC.

3. Vikings vs. 6. Giants

Sunday January 15 | 4:30 p.m. ET | Fox

Neither the Giants nor the Vikings had anything to play on Sunday. The Vikings passed the Bears to wrap up their season, and the Giants rested just about everyone in their loss to the Eagles.

4. Buccaneers vs. 5. Cowboys

Monday, January 16 | 8:15 p.m. ET | ESPN

Tom Brady and the Buccaneers locked down the NFC South last week despite finishing the year 8-9. The Cowboys, meanwhile, fell to commanders led by Sam Howell on Sunday in a brutal display before the playoffs.

AFC playoff photo

1. Chiefs: Goodbye

The Chiefs locked up the AFC for the fifth time on Saturday with their victory over the Raiders.

2. Bills vs. 7. Dolphins

Sunday January 15 | 1 p.m. ET | SCS

The Dolphins overtook the Jets on Sunday to clinch a playoff berth, their first since 2016. The Bills picked up an emotional victory over the Patriots, which helped knock New England out of the postseason, after the game canceled from last week and the terrifying collapse of Damar Hamlin.

3. Bengals vs. 6. Ravens

Sunday January 15 | 8:15 p.m. ET | NBC

These two teams will play a rematch next week in Cincinnati after the Bengals beat the Ravens on Sunday 27-16. The Bengals enter the contest on an eight-game winning streak, while the Ravens may have to use third-string quarterback Anthony Brown again.

4. Jaguars vs. 5. Chargers

Saturday January 14 | 8:15 p.m. ET | NBC

The Jaguars clinched their playoff spot with a victory over the Titans on Saturday night. The Chargers had nothing to play Sunday against the Broncos, but still played several starters – which turned out not to be a good idea.

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