Rolling into the playoffs, the NFL has revealed the schedule for their upcoming Super Wild Card Weekend, which is set to take place from 15th to 17th January. On Saturday there will be two Wild Card games and three of the same on Sunday, in addition to a Monday Night Game to the playoffs. Meanwhile, Las Vegas Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers have secured their Wild Card berths on Saturday and Sunday fixtures, respectively.
The Raiders thrashed the Los Angeles Chargers 35-32 (overtime) in their final regular season matchup this Sunday, clinching their first playoff berth in the last five years. Currently ranked fifth in the AFC, the Raiders had their last playoff entry back in 2016. As a result of the Raiders vs Chargers clash, Pittsburgh Steelers clinched their entry into the Wild Card as well.
Raiders will be facing off against Cincinnati Bengals, the 4th ranked team in the AFC on 15th January, while the Steelers, ranked 7th, will take on the 2nd seeded Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Rich Bisaccia, the current interim coach for Raiders, became the first interim coach in the Super Bowl era to lead a team into the playoffs. Steelers, whose playoff entry was confirmed after the Raiders’ victory and the loss of the Indianapolis Colts against the Jacksonville Jaguars, defeated Baltimore Ravens 16-13.
Check out the NFL Super Wild Card Weekend Schedule below:
15th Jan, Saturday –
AFC: 4:30 p.m. (ET) No. 5 seed Las Vegas Raiders at No. 4 Cincinnati Bengals
AFC: 8:15 p.m. (ET) No. 6 New England Patriots at No. 3 Buffalo Bills
16th Jan, Sunday –
NFC: 1:00 p.m. (ET) No. 7 Philadelphia Eagles at No. 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NFC: 4:30 p.m. (ET) No. 6 San Francisco 49ers at No. 3 Dallas Cowboys
AFC: 8:15 p.m. (ET) No. 7 Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 2 Kansas City Chiefs
17th Jan, Monday –
NFC: 8:15 p.m. (ET) No. 5 Arizona Cardinals at No. 4 Los Angeles Rams