The San Francisco 49ers will not be participating in the playoffs this year, but there’s something about their 5-0 finish to end the season that makes me more excited to watch the playoffs. Knowing that the team is going in the right direction helps a whole lot, so I’ll be watching the NFL Wildcard Weekend on Saturday and Sunday.
At this point, I’m rooting for the Minnesota Vikings. I just love what they’ve been able to do despite the injuries and everything else. They, of course, are not in action on wild card weekend, so I’m not sure who I’m rooting for this weekend.
In the past, I’ve rooted for the NFC West, but there are a few too many Los Angeles Rams fans being annoying on my Twitter timeline these days. So what matchups are you guys looking forward to?
The Philadelphia Eagles and Vikings have a bye week in the NFC. The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers have a bye week in the AFC. The Patriots and Eagles are top seeds, and will play the highest-remaining seed from either conference in the Divisional Round.
Saturday, January 6
AFC: 1:35 PM (PT) Tennessee at Kansas City (ESPN, with simulcast on ABC)
NFC: 5:15 PM (PT) Atlanta at Los Angeles Rams (NBC)
Sunday, January 7
AFC: 10:05 AM (PT) Buffalo at Jacksonville (CBS)
NFC: 1:40 PM (PT) Carolina at New Orleans (FOX)
The divisional playoffs will take place on Saturday, Jan. 13 and Sunday, Jan. 14. The AFC and NFC Championship games will be played on Sunday, Jan. 21, in that order. Super Bowl LII will take place on Sunday, Feb. 4.