The Road to Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida begins on Saturday. The NFL formally announced the schedule for what is now being dubbed as “Super Wild Card Weekend” due to the additional wild card team in each conference.
Here’s the rundown:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9:
#7 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT #2 BUFFALO BILLS – 1:05PM (CBS)
#6 LOS ANGELES RAMS AT #3 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – 4:40PM (FOX)
#5 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT #4 WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM/NEW YORK GIANTS – 8:15PM (NBC)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10:
#5 BALTIMORE RAVENS AT #4 TENNESSEE TITANS – 1:05PM (ABC/ESPN)
#7 CHICAGO BEARS AT #2 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS – 4:40PM (CBS/NICKELODEON/AMAZON PRIME)
#6 CLEVELAND BROWNS AT #3 PITTSBURGH STEELERS – 8:15PM (NBC)
Two beneficiaries of the new wild card schedule?
- CBS – They won the bidding rights to an additional wild card game without a conference designation. Hence, why they picked up Bears/Saints.
- The Saints – If New Orleans had been scheduled to play on Saturday, they would have been without the services of star running back Alvin Kamara due to his positive COVID-19 test on Saturday.
No divisional round times/dates were announced. That will be made public at the conclusion of the wild card round.
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