Football fans get an NFL playoff double header on Saturday, January 7 as Wild Card weekend kicks off. Today’s slate of games features one game from each conference.
The Oakland Raiders travel to Houston to take on the Texans in the early game. The matchup kicks off at 4:35 p.m. Eastern on both ABC and ESPN. The Raiders enter the contest as the 5th seed despite having a better regular season record than the Texans. Houston earned the 4th seed since they won the AFC South while Oakland failed to secure the AFC West.
The Raiders topped the Texans 27-20 in their Week 11 contest. It will be a different matchup this time around as the Raiders are without starting quarterback Derek Carr. Rookie Connor Cook will get the start for Oakland against a good Texans defense.
The Seattle Seahawks host the Detroit Lions in the prime time Saturday night matchup. The game kicks off on NBC at 8:15 p.m. Eastern.
Seattle has become one of the most difficult places to play in the league, and the Lions could face adverse weather conditions with a chance of snow during the game. While there is no shortage of cold weather in Detroit, the Lions play their home games inside a dome.
The two teams have not played since October 5, 2015. Seattle came away with the 13-10 victory in their last matchup.
There are just a few weekends left with multiple games on both Saturday and Sunday. Sunday, January 8 has two games as well. The Miami Dolphins go on the road to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at 1:05 p.m. Eastern. The Green Bay Packers host the New York Giants at 4:40 p.m. Eastern to conclude Wild Card weekend.
In the NFC, the Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons have first round byes. They will await this weekend’s games to see who they will host in next weekend’s Divisional Round. Likewise, the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs had a first round bye as both teams await their next opponent.
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