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NFL playoff schedule 2017: Divisional round game times, TV Schedule, online streaming, channel, odds

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The second round of the 2017 NFL playoffs gets underway Saturday afternoon. We break down game time, TV schedule, odds, streaming info and more for divisional weekend.

The wild card round was mostly a bust, with some easy wins by all four home favorites, but now we are back with a chance at some better football. The 2017 NFL playoffs continue on Saturday with the divisional round. With all four high seeds advancing, maybe this will create some better quality football this weekend.

There is a significant change in the schedule already. The Kansas City Chiefs were set to host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday with kickoff scheduled for 10:05 a.m. PT. However, inclement weather this weekend has resulted in the NFL pushing back the kickoff to 5:20 p.m. to give the city more time to clear roads.

The biggest favorite this weekend is the New England Patriots, who are laying 15 points against the Houston Texans. The Chiefs are a slim 1.5-point home favorite against the Steelers. Then you’ve got the Falcons and Cowboys as four- and 4.5-point favorites. All I’m asking for this weekend is two good games. Give me one good game each day, and I’ll be happy.

If I were to rank the likelihood of a competitive matchup in all four games, I’d rank them as follows (most competitive to least competitive):

1. Seahawks-Falcons
2. Steelers-Chiefs
3. Packers-Cowboys
4. Patriots-Texans

A lot of gamblers are excited to bet on the Packers, particularly facing a rookie quarterback. I could see a Packers upset, but I really think Ezekiel Elliott helps the Cowboys roll to victory in this one. I pondered where to put Steelers-Chiefs, but I just can’t quite see either team running away with it. The Steelers offense is looking improved, but I think we see a strong display from the Chiefs defense against this group.

Watch via Online Stream: NBC and CBS will be streaming their games online for free. FOX and ESPN will also be streaming their games, but will require users to have a subscription.

All times PT

NFL Divisional Round

Saturday, January 14

NFC: Falcons 36, Seahawks 20
AFC: Patriots 34, Texans 16

Sunday, January 15

NFC: Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys (FOX, 1:40 p.m.) - Cowboys -4.5
AFC: Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs (NBC, 5:20 p.m.) - Chiefs -1.5

Championship round

Sunday, January 22

AFC: CBS, 12:05 p.m.NFC: FOX, 3:40 p.m.

Super Bowl XLIX

Sunday, February 5

NFC champion versus AFC champion (CBS, 3:30 p.m.)