NFL playoff schedule set


The NFL playoffs will begin on Saturday afternoon, and the Kansas City Chiefs will be kicking them off against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.

Many people predicted that the Chiefs and Texans would be the first game, because that time slot typically holds the game with the least national appeal. While Kansas City has a pair of offensive stars and a terrific defense, it is not a sexy team across the country. Houston has J.J. Watt and DeAndre Hopkins, but the rest of that team is all but unknown.

The rest of the playoff weekend will have the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals playing on Saturday night. Pittsburgh will try to knock Cincinnati out without a victory in the playoffs for the fifth straight year. The Steelers will be hoping that they can score enough to force A.J. McCarron into mistakes.

On Sunday, it is all about the NFC. The Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings are the early game of the day. Minnesota will be hosting Seattle, who crowned the Vikings back in September.

The final contest will be the Washington Redskins hosting the Green Bay Packers. Washington is playing much better than Green Bay, but can it actually knock off Aaron Rodgers? Only time will tell.