2020 NFL playoffs: Divisional Round schedule announced

The Chiefs and other NFL playoff teams have learned their official schedule for the Divisional Round.

The 2020 NFL playoffs are well underway, and Wild Card weekend lived up to its name with a surprising finish between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Both the Browns and Bills put 25-year curses behind them with memorable wins in the opening round of the postseason, meaning both teams will move on in their quest for a Super Bowl.

In the next round, termed the Divisional Round, the top teams in each conference—the Green Bay Packers in the NFC, the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC—will take to the field for the first time in the postseason after enjoying first-round byes last weekend. Both the Packers and Chiefs will be rested and ready to host their respective games against the lowest-remaining seeds in each conference.

As for the Chiefs, they will take on the Browns in an intriguing matchup that features familiar faces on both sides. The Browns should get a few starters back from the COVID-19 reserve list who were forced to miss the opening round, which keeps the team hungry and hopeful for pulling off yet another upset. Head coach Kevin Stefanski will also (assumedly) be on the sideline after quarantining at home over the weekend.

Fortunately the Chiefs have multiple players who could return to the fold after a couple weeks of rest as well. From linebackers like Ben Niemann, Anthony Hitchens and Willie Gay, Jr. to running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and wide receiver Sammy Watkins, the Chiefs are hoping the downtime allowed some injuries to heal.

Here’s a look at the complete schedule coming up next weekend in the NFL’s Divisional Round.

Saturday, January 16

  • 3:35 p.m. (CT) – Los Angeles Rams (11-6) @ Green Bay Packers (13-3) (FOX)
  • 7:15 p.m. (CT) – Baltimore Ravens @ Buffalo Bills (14-3) (NBC)

Sunday, January 17

  • 3:05 p.m. (CT) – Cleveland Browns @ Kansas City Chiefs (14-2) (CBS)
  • 6:40 p.m. (CT) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-5) @ New Orleans Saints (13-4) (FOX)