The NFL Playoffs are less than a week away, and the field has been set. In the AFC the Denver Broncos (12-4) hold the top seed. Denver and the #2 seed New England Patriots (12-4) will have a bye week in round 1. Rounding out the rest of the AFC playoff teams are AFC North Champion Cincinnatti (12-4) as the 3rd seed, AFC South Champion Houston (9-7) as the 4th seed, Kansas City (11-5) as the 5th seed, and Pittsburgh (10-6) as the 6th seed.
In the NFC the Carolina Panthers (15-1) are the top seed. Carolina and 2nd seed Arizona (13-3) will have a bye week in round one. The Minnesota Vikings won the NFC North with a record of 11-5, good enough for the conference’s 3rd seed. Washington is the 4th seed in the NFC after winning the NFC East with a record of 9-7. Rounding out the NFC playoff teams are Green Bay (10-6) as the 5th seed and Seattle (10-6) as the 6th seed.
The schedule for the opening weekend of the NFL Playoffs is as follows:
Saturday, January 9
5th seed Kansas City Chiefs @ 4th seed Houston Texans, 3:20pm
6th seed Pittsburgh Steelers @ 3rd seed Cincinnati Bengals, 7:15pm
Sunday, January 10
6th seed Seattle Seahawks @ 3rd seed Minnesota Vikings, 12:05pm
5th seed Green Bay Packers @ 4th seed Washington Redskins, 3:40pm