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NFL playoff schedule, picks and predictions for Wild Card weekend: Steelers-Bengals, Chiefs-Texans, Seahawks-Vikings, Packers-Redskins.

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The NFL continues this weekend with the playoffs. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't quite make it in, instead firing Lovie Smith and looking for a new head coach. That doesn't mean you can't enjoy the playoffs, though. Let's go through some predictions for this weekend's games!

Steelers-Bengals

I'm not buying A.J. McCarron as a playoff winner. Sorry. I like the Bengals, but the Steelers have a good defense, they're favorites, and they have a functioning quarterback. I don't see how the Bengals win this.

Chiefs-Texans

The Chiefs have to win this game, right? J.J. Watt is good but, you know, the Texans have issues.

Seahawks-Vikings

Remember when the Seahawks, Vikings and Buccaneers were competing for a wild card playoff spot? Good fun. Turns out the Seahawks are still very good, the Vikings are okay and the Bucs are terrible. And the Seahawks will win this one.

Packers-Washingon

Aaron Rodgers or Kirk Cousins? I know who I'm picking.

Wild Card Weekend (Saturday)

3 - Cincinnati Bengals (12-4) vs. 6 - Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6) - Saturday, Jan. 9, 7:15 p.m., CBS

4 - Houston Texans (9-7) vs. 5 - Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) - Saturday, Jan. 9, 3:25 p.m., ESPN/ABC

Wild Card Weekend (Sunday)

3 - Minnesota Vikings (11-5) vs. 6 - Seattle Seahawks (10-6) - Sunday, Jan. 10, 12:05 p.m., NBC

4 - Washington Redskins (9-7) vs. 5 - Green Bay Packers (10-6) - Sunday, Jan. 10, 3:40 p.m., FOX

First round bye (AFC)

1 - Denver Broncos (12-4) - Sunday, Jan. 17, 3:40 p.m., CBS

2 - New England Patriots (12-4) - Saturday, Jan. 16, 3:35 p.m., CBS

First round bye (NFC)

1 - Carolina Panthers (15-1) - Sunday, Jan. 17, 12:05 p.m., FOX

2 - Arizona Cardinals (12-4) - Saturday, Jan. 16, 7:15 p.m., NBC

Saturday, Jan. 16

AFC Divisional Round Game 1: New England Patriots vs. highest seed, 3:35 p.m., CBS
NFC Divisional Round Game 1: Arizona Cardinals vs. highest seed, 7:15 p.m., NBC

Sunday, Jan. 17

NFC Divisional Round Game 2: Carolina Panthers vs. lowest seed, 12:05 p.m., FOX
AFC Divisional Round Game 2: Denver Broncos vs. lowest seed, 3:40 p.m., CBS

Sunday, Jan.24

AFC Championship: AFC Divisional Round winners, 2 p.m., CBS
NFC Championship: NFC Divisional Round winners, 5:40 p.m., FOX

Sunday, Feb. 7

Super Bowl 50: AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 5:30 p.m., CBS