AFC Week 17 overreactions: Browns end playoff drought, Bills look like playoff juggernaut
SportsPulse: It wasn’t pretty but who cares. The Browns end their 18 year playoff drought while the Dolphins fumbled a chance to end theirs. Mackenzie Salmon reacts to all the biggest storylines from Week 17 in the AFC.
The NFL announced the schedule for wild-card weekend — or Super Wild Card Weekend, as the league is calling it — with three games each on Saturday, Jan. 9 and Sunday, Jan. 10. This will be the first time in league history that there will be three playoff games in one day.
The Indianapolis Colts and Buffalo Bills will kick off postseason play Saturday. The Bills are AFC East winners for the first time since 1995 and are the No. 2 seed in the conference, while the Colts reached the playoffs as a wild-card entry.
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers get a prime-time showcase against the Washington Football Team. The Cleveland Browns — who ended the NFL’s longest playoff drought — will play their AFC North rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, on Sunday night.
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SUPER WILD CARD WEEKEND
Saturday, Jan. 9
- Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills, 1:05 p.m. ET (CBS)
- Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks, 4:40 p.m. ET (FOX)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Football Team, 8:15 p.m. ET (NBC)
Sunday, Jan. 10
- Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee Titans, 1:05 p.m. ET (ESPN/ABC)
- Chicago Bears at New Orleans Saints, 4:40 p.m. ET (CBS, Nickelodeon, Amazon Prime)
- Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 p.m. ET (NBC, Telemundo, Peacock)
Saturday, Jan. 16
Sunday, Jan. 17
Sunday, Jan. 24
SUPER BOWL LV
Sunday, Feb. 7
At Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.
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