The 21 weeks of preseason football are out of the way, and now it’s time for the real thing. The Seattle Seahawks will begin the march to Super Bowl LI in the NFC’s Wildcard round, taking on the Detroit Lions at CenturyLink Field.
It’s the Seahawks second straight year playing on Wildcard weekend, whereas the Lions are returning to the playoffs for the first time in two seasons. It’s the NFC’s third seed against the NFC’s sixth seed. A team that trailed in 15 of 16 games this season (!) facing off against a team that will never, ever say die.
Playoff football, in prime-time, on NBC with Al and Cris calling the game.. and it might snow!? Tune. In.
Location: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
Game time: Saturday, January 7th at 5:30 PM PST
Online streaming: NFL Gamepass
Matchup history: This will be the first time Detroit and Seattle face off in the playoffs, though the Seahawks hold an 8-5 advantage in regular season games.
Last time: Seattle came away victorious on Monday Night Football in 2015, thanks to an incredible goal line punch by Kam Chancellor, forcing superstar receiver Calvin Johnson to fumble the ball out of the back of the end zone, ending the game.
Odds: The Seahawks are 7.5-point favorites.
Announcers: The incomparable Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth
Referee: Brad Allen
Enemy blog: Pride of Detroit
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To be determined.
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