clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

NFL playoff schedule 2015: Game times, TV schedule, online Streaming, channel, odds, more for divisional round

New, comments

The divisional round of the 2015 NFL playoffs gets underway Saturday afternoon. We break down game time, TV schedule, odds, streaming info and more for the second round of action.

Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

The second round of the 2015 NFL playoffs get going Saturday and Sunday with divisional round matchups. The weekend opens with the New England Patriots hosting the Baltimore Ravens Saturday in the early afternoon, and the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Carolina Panthers in the late afternoon. Sunday features the Green Bay Packers hosting the Dallas Cowboys in the morning, and then the Denver Broncos hosting the Indianapolis Colts in the afternoon. The winners advance to square off in the AFC and NFC championship games a week from Sunday.

The wild card round featured an entertaining Lions-Cowboys matchup, but the other three games were not all that interesting if you were not a fan of the winning team. There are no guarantees the divisional round will be better, but we have some potentially strong matchups. Ravens-Patriots features the top-seeded Patriots against the sixth-seeded Ravens, but Baltimore has strong playoff history against New England. The Ravens have covered all three of their playoff matchups since 2010, and has won two of three. I picked the Patriots to cover in this game, but I think it still is a fairly close game.

The best game of the weekend could be Sunday's Packers-Cowboys matchup. Both teams have great offenses, while their defenses are a little bit suspect. I thought last week's Lions-Cowboys matchup would end up being a shootout, but maybe this one can make up for a fairly tame (albeit entertaining and poorly officiated) 24-20 Cowboys win. The total is set at 52 points, and I would consider the OVER in this one.

The big question for 49ers fans is whether or not Carolina can hang with Seattle on Saturday. I am skeptical, but I suppose anything is possible. I think Seattle pulls away and covers the 11-point spread, and a blowout would not shock me. Carolina has a nice little win streak going, but they struggled at times to put away an Arizona squad rolling out Ryan Lindley. I just can't see this game being close. Anybody disagree?

Ravens vs. Patriots

Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
When: 1:35 p.m. PT
TV: NBC
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
Radio: Ravens Radio NetworkPatriots Radio Network
Online Streaming: Verizon NFL MobileNBC Sports
Odds: The Patriots opened as seven-point favorites for the game, and the line has generally held to that number, according to OddsShark.
Patriots blogPats Pulpit
Ravens blogBaltimore Beatdown

Panthers vs. Seahawks

Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle
When: 5:15 p.m. PT
TV: FOX
Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch
Radio: Panthers Radio Network Seahawks Radio Network
Online Streaming: Verizon NFL Mobile
Odds: The Seahawks opened as heavy favorites, and have stayed that way throughout the week. Seattle could be had at -11 early on in the week, according to OddsShark.
Seahawks blog: Field Gulls
Panthers blogCat Scratch Reader

Cowboys vs. Packers

Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay
When: 10:05 a.m. PT
TV: FOX
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Radio: Packers Radio NetworkCowboys Radio Network
Online Streaming: Verizon NFL Mobile
Odds: Green Bay opened up as 6.5-point favorites, though the line did move slightly on most books early in the week, shifting to -6 in favor of Green Bay, according to OddsShark.
Packers blogAcme Packing Company
Cowboys blogBlogging The Boys

Colts vs. Broncos

Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver
When: 1:40 p.m. PT
TV: CBS
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Radio: Colts Radio NetworkBroncos Radio Network
Online Streaming: Verizon NFL Mobile
Odds: The line opened at -7 in favor of the Broncos and it has not moved on most books throughout the week, according to OddsShark.
Broncos blogMile High Report
Colts blogStampede Blue