At long last, the postseason of the National Football League has here. The eighteen weeks of the National Football League’s regular season have finally come to an end, and it is now time for the postseason to begin.
There will be some new blood in the playoffs this year, despite the fact that there will be some familiar names, such as the 49ers, Chiefs, and Cowboys, among the teams that will be competing. As a matter of fact, three of the four clubs in the history of the National Football League that have never even made it to the Super Bowl are now participating in the playoffs. These three teams are Houston, Cleveland, and Detroit.
Both the Browns and the Texans will be playing each other, which is unfortunate for them because it means that one of those teams will be eliminated after the first round of the playoffs.
When it comes to Detroit, the Lions will be playing their first postseason game in thirty years, and in a shocking turn of events, they will be playing against a player with whom they are quite familiar: Matthew Stafford.
On account of the fact that Jared Goff will be starting for the Lions, the game between Los Angeles and Detroit will be the first occasion in the history of the playoffs that both starting quarterbacks will be competing against their respective former teams. NBC will broadcast that game on Sunday evening at eight o’clock Eastern Time (ET).
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Browns will take on the Texans at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (NBC).
It is only the second time in the past twenty years that the Browns have qualified for the playoffs. It was in Week 16 when these two teams faced each other, but the fact that Cleveland won by a score of 36-22 despite the absence of C.J. Stroud is definitely not something that should be taken too seriously.
This week, the Texans superstar rookie will be on the field, and he will be facing one of the most difficult tests of the season in the defense of the Browns.
(6) Dolphins versus (3) Chiefs, Peacock, 8 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).
The opportunity to defeat his previous team is going to be presented to Tyreek Hill once again, and this time, he will have the opportunity to do so in Kansas City. There was a game between these two clubs that took place in Week 9 and Kansas City emerged victorious by a score of 21-14; however, that game was played in Germany.
This coming Saturday evening, it is anticipated that the temperature in Kansas City will be lower than 12 degrees.
Around one o’clock Eastern Time (CBS) or stream on Paramount+ (click here), the Steelers will take on the Bills.
This game is scheduled to take place in Buffalo, where the Bills have achieved a record of 7-1 so far this season, making them practically invincible. Over the course of his career, Josh Allen has competed against the Steelers four times, and he has a record of 3-1 in those contests. Temperatures below freezing and the possibility of snowfall are predicted for Buffalo on Sunday, according to the forecast.
(7) The Packers will take on (2) the Cowboys at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (Fox).
For Mike McCarthy, this will be a game with a sense of revenge. This will be the only time since the Cowboys fired the coach in December 2018 that the Cowboys have met the Packers.
This will be the second time that they have faced. In 2022, McCarthy was defeated in the first meeting between the two teams, and he will be hoping to win his first game against Green Bay.
(6) Rams at (3) Lions, NBC, 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
When the Lions play their first home playoff game in thirty years, they will be able to welcome back an old friend, Matthew Stafford, who will be playing for the Lions. There were three times that the Rams quarterback led the Lions to the playoffs, but they were never able to play a game at home.
In addition, this will be a very important game for Jared Goff, who will be competing against a team and a head coach who acquired him through a trade because they no longer desired his services.