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Sports NFL releases schedule for 2020 divisional playoff round

08:16  11 january  2021
08:16  11 january  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

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The NFL has released its schedule for the divisional playoff round the weekend of Jan. 16-17.

The Green Bay Packers – the NFC's top playoff seed – will kick off the next round when they host the Los Angeles Rams at legendary Lambeau Field on Saturday. The matchup pits MVP favorite Aaron Rodgers against the league's top defense.

The Buffalo Bills, fresh off their first playoff win in 25 years, will host the Baltimore Ravens in Saturday's second game. The Bills have lost their last three against the Ravens.

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The Kansas City Chiefs – the AFC's top playoff seed – will host the Cleveland Browns at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. The Browns are coming off their first playoff victory in 26 years, and their reward is a matchup with the defending Super Bowl champions.

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Following that, the New Orleans Saints will host their NFC South rivals, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This intriguing showdown features the players who rank 1-2 in career passing yards and touchdowns, Tom Brady and Drew Brees.

Here's the divisional playoff schedule and TV information for each game:

Saturday, Jan. 16

  • Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay Packers, 4:35 p.m. ET (FOX)
  • Baltimore Ravens at Buffalo Bills, 8:15 p.m. ET (NBC)

Sunday, Jan. 17

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The NFL divisional playoff round will feature some familiar faces. The AFC side of the bracket will see some of the new kids on the block in Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield. The NFC bracket will feature some of the wily veterans in Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Drew Brees along with a quarterback who has been to a Super Bowl Los Angeles upset the Seattle Seahawks in the wild-card round thanks to the defense. Aaron Donald was hurt in that game and might not be able to play . His absence and whether the team starts Jared Goff will be key storylines going into the game.

NFL Divisional Round Schedule . Saturday, January 11. No. 6 Minnesota Vikings at No. 1 San Francisco 49ers (4:35 p.m. ET, NBC). The Seahawks backfield was decimated by injuries late in the season and is now relying on Marshawn Lynch a twice-retired mercenary called back for one last job, sixth- round rookie Travis Homer and Wilson himself to move the ball on the ground. Lynch and Homer combined for 19 rushing yards against the Eagles on Sunday, though the former did power his way to a touchdown.

  • Cleveland Browns at Kansas City Chiefs, 3:05 p.m. ET (CBS)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints, 6:40 p.m. ET (FOX)

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NFL releases schedule for 2020 divisional playoff round

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