The NFL Playoff schedule is now set.
With the Seahawks wrapping up the NFC West division and the #1 seed in the NFC, they have a first-round bye and will host a Divisional Round Playoffs game Saturday, January 11th at 1:35pm PST. Who will they be facing?
Because the NFL Playoffs re-seed with each round, Seattle gets lowest remaining seed: this means that if New Orleans and San Francisco both win their Wildcard games, the Hawks will host the Saints. If New Orleans loses and the 49ers win, Seattle will host San Francisco (holy shit, that would be bananas). If the Saints and the Niners lose, Seattle would host Green Bay.
The Wildcard round starts next weekend. Here's what the schedule will look like (times ET).
Saturday, January 4:
Sunday, January 5:
Saturday, January 11:
4:35pm ET - Lower seeded NFC team remaining at (1) Seattle Seahawks - Fox
8:15pm ET - Higher seeded AFC team remaining at (2) New England Patriots - CBS
Sunday, January 12:
1:05pm ET - Higher seeded NFC team remaining at (2) Carolina Panthers - Fox
4:40pm ET - Lower seeded AFC team remaining at (1) Denver Broncos - CBS
Sunday, January 19:
Time to be announced - Lower seeded AFC team remaining at Higher seeded AFC team remaining
Time to be announced - Lower seeded NFC team remaining at Higher seeded NFC team remaining
Super Bowl XLVIII:
Sunday, February 2:
6:30pm ET - AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey