With the first week of the 2015 NFL Playoffs complete, we know who will be playing in next week’s games.
Baltimore stamped its ticket for New England and a date with the top-seeded Patriots January 10 with an upset win over the Steelers. With their win over the Bengals, the Colts are headed to Denver to take on the Broncos on January 11.
Here’s a look at the playoff picture. (The “highest-seeded” team refers to the lower numerical seed and the “lowest-seeded” team refers the higher numerical seed.)
*Seeding note: the “highest-seeded” team refers to the lower numerical seed and the “lowest-seeded” team refers the higher numerical seed.
Here is how the bracket shapes up:
AFC Playoff Bracket
Wild Card Weekend
5. Cincinnati Bengals, 10 (10-5-1, Wild Card) 4. Indianapolis Colts, 26 (11-5, AFC South champion) (Sunday, 1:05 p.m. Eastern on CBS)
Games January 10 and 11.
NFC Playoff Bracket
Wild Card Weekend
6. Detroit Lions, 20 (11-5, Wild Card) 3. Dallas Cowboys, 24 (12-4, NFC East champion) (Sunday, 4:40 p.m. Eastern on Fox)
5. Arizona Cardinals, 16 (11-5, Wild Card) 4. Carolina Panthers, 27 (7-8-1, NFC South champion) (Saturday, 4:35 p.m. Eastern on ESPN)
Games January 10 and 11. Times TBD.
Lowest remaining seed at 1. Seattle Seahawks (12-4, NFC West champion)
Highest remaining seed at 2. Green Bay Packers (12-4, NFC North champion)
Complete NFL Playoff Schedule
Here’s the complete schedule for each weekend:
Wild Card Weekend:
Saturday, January 3rd
NFC No. 5 Arizona Cardinals vs. NFC No. 4 Carolina Panthers at 4:35 p.m. on ESPN
AFC No. 6 Baltimore Ravens vs. AFC No. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers at 8:15 p.m. on NBC
Sunday, January 4th
AFC No. 5 Cincinnati Bengals vs. AFC No. 4 Indianapolis Colts at 1:05 p.m. on CBS
NFC No. 6 Detroit Lions vs. NFC No. 3 Dallas Cowboys at 4:40 p.m. on FOX
Divisional Round Weekend:
Saturday, January 10th
AFC No. 6 Baltimore Ravens vs. AFC No. 1 New England Patriots at 4:35 on NBC
NFC No. 4 Carolina Panthers vs. NFC No. 1 Seattle Seahawks at 8:15 p.m. on FOX
Sunday, January 11th
NFC No. 3 Dallas Cowboys vs. NFC No. 2 Green Bay Packers at 1:05 p.m. on FOX
AFC No. 4 Indianapolis Colts vs. AFC No. 2 Denver Broncos at 4:40 p.m. on CBS
Conference Championship Weekend:
Sunday, January 18th
NFC Championship Game TBD at 3:00 p.m. on FOX
AFC Championship Game TBD at 6:30 p.m. on CBS
Super Bowl XLIX
Sunday, February 1st
TBD at 6:30 p.m. on NBC