We’re two games into the 2017 NFL playoffs, and things are going more or less as predicted. The Seattle Seahawks buried the Detroit Lions 26-6, leaving Detroit another year without a playoff win — they haven’t won a game since 1991. Meanwhile, the Oakland Raiders couldn’t compensate for the loss of Derek Carr against the Houston Texans, and lost 27-14.
Today we’ll have two hopefully less predictable and more exciting games. The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Miami Dolphins, while the New York Giants travel to Green Bay to take on the Packers. The latter should be a really good game: the Giants defense is dominant, but Aaron Rodgers has been on a hot streak for about a month now. Strength versus strength always makes for fascinating games.
The winner of that game will move on to play the number one seed Dallas Cowboys next weekend. Meanwhile, the Miami Dolphins will hope they can put up some kind of resistance against the Pittsburgh Steelers, despite being without starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill. These are the NFL playoffs of injured quarterbacks, it seems.
So here’s everything about today’s and next weekend’s games.
Wild card weekend
Sunday, January 8
Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers
1:05 p.m. ET, CBS, Steelers favored by 10
New York Giants at Green Bay Packers
4:40 p.m. ET, FOX, Packers favored by 4.5
NFL Divisional playoffs
Saturday, January 14
4:35 p.m. ET, FOX, Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons
8:15 p.m. ET, CBS, Lowest winning AFC wild card seed at New England Patriots
Sunday, January 15
1:05 p.m. ET, NBC, Highest winning AFC wild card seed at Kansas City Chiefs
4:40 p.m. ET, FOX, Winner of Giants vs. Packers at Dallas Cowboys