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NFL Playoffs TV Schedule for January and February 2016

THE ROAD TO SUPER BOWL 50 WILL BE TELEVISED

The National Football League announced its postseason television schedule on Sunday, January 3.

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Wild Card weekend marks the kickoff to the NFL postseason on Jan. 9-10.

ESPN and ABC will simulcast the first game of these playoffs: Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans. It will be the first NFL game to air on ABC since Super Bowl XL in Jan. 2006.

The Saturday evening slot goes to the Pittsburgh Steelers visiting their division rival Cincinnati Bengals on CBS.

NBC televises its first Sunday afternoon playoff game since 1998 with the Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings.

Then, at 4:40 p.m. ET, NFC East division champion Washington Redskins will be at home to face Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Fox.

The home teams and their scheduled times have also been announced for the following weekend’s Divisional playoff games. CBS has the New England Patriots on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 4:35 p.m. ET and the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 4:40 p.m. NBC will have the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 8:15 p.m. Finally, Fox has the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 1:05 p.m.

The playoffs conclude with the granddaddy television event of the year, Super Bowl 50, on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. and broadcast on CBS.

All start times in the following TV schedule are Eastern (Updated Jan. 4 @ 9:30 a.m. EST):

Saturday, January 9, 2016

4:35 p.m.
AFC Wild Card Game (ABC/ESPN)
(#5) Kansas City Chiefs at (#4) Houston Texans
Announcers: Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Jon Gruden (analyst), Lisa Salters (reporter)

8:15 p.m.
AFC Wild Card Game (CBS)
(#6) Pittsburgh Steelers at (#3) Cincinnati Bengals
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (reporter)

Sunday, January 10, 2016

1:05 p.m.
NFC Wild Card Game (NBC)
(#6) Seattle Seahawks at (#3) Minnesota Vikings
Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst), Michele Tafoya (reporter)

4:40 p.m.
NFC Wild Card Game (Fox)
(#5) Green Bay Packers at (#4) Washington Redskins
Announcers: Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (analyst), Erin Andrews (reporter), Chris Myers (reporter)

Saturday, January 16, 2016

4:35 p.m.
AFC Divisional Playoff (CBS)
(#5) Kansas City Chiefs at (#2) New England Patriots
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Dan Fouts (analyst), Evan Washburn (reporter)

8:15 p.m.
NFC Divisional Playoff (NBC)
(#5) Green Bay Packers at (#2) Arizona Cardinals
Announcer: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst), Michele Tafoya (reporter)

Sunday, January 17, 2016

1:05 p.m.
NFC Divisional Playoff (Fox)
(#6) Seattle Seahawks at (#1) Carolina Panthers
Announcers: Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (analyst), Erin Andrews (reporter), Chris Myers (reporter)

4:40 p.m.
AFC Divisional Playoff (CBS)
(#6) Pittsburgh Steelers at (#1) Denver Broncos
Announcer: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (reporter)

Sunday, January 24, 2016

3:00 p.m.
AFC Championship Game (CBS)
(#2) New England Patriots at (#1) Denver Broncos
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (reporter)

6:30 p.m.
NFC Championship Game (Fox)
(#2) Arizona Cardinals at (#1) Carolina Panthers
Announcers: Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (analyst), Erin Andrews (reporter), Chris Myers (reporter)

Sunday, February 7, 2016

6:25 p.m.
Super Bowl 50 (CBS)
Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (reporter)




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