NFL Wild Card & Divisional Playoff TV Schedule Announced

Categories: Network TV Press Releases

Written By

December 29th, 2013


via press release:


Commissioner ROGER GOODELL announced today the schedule of sites, dates and times for the National
Football League Wild Card Playoffs on January 4-5 and Divisional Playoffs on January 11-12 (all times


Saturday, January 4

AFC: 4:35 PM (ET) Kansas City at Indianapolis (NBC)

NFC: 8:10 PM (ET) New Orleans at Philadelphia/Dallas (NBC)

Sunday, January 5

AFC: 1:05 PM (ET) San Diego at Cincinnati (CBS)

NFC: 4:40 PM (ET) San Francisco at Green Bay (FOX)


Saturday, January 11

NFC: 4:35 PM (ET) Green Bay/San Francisco/New Orleans at Seattle (FOX)

AFC: 8:15 PM (ET) Cincinnati/Indianapolis/Kansas City at New England (CBS)

Sunday, January 12

NFC: 1:05 PM (ET) Philadelphia/Dallas/Green Bay/San Francisco at Carolina (FOX)

AFC: 4:40 PM (ET) Indianapolis/Kansas City/San Diego at Denver (CBS)

In the Divisional Playoffs, the division champion with the best record in each conference will host the lowest
seeded Wild Card survivor. Once teams are seeded for the playoffs, positions do not change:

American Football Conference/National Football Conference
1. Denver (13-3, AFC West champion)   1. Seattle (13-3, NFC West champion)
2. New England (12-4, AFC East champion) 2. Carolina (12-4, NFC South champion)
3. Cincinnati (11-5, AFC North champion) 3. Philadelphia/Dallas (9-6/8-7) (NFC East champion)
4. Indianapolis (11-5, AFC South champion) 4. Green Bay (8-7-1, NFC North champion)
5. Kansas City (11-5) 5. San Francisco (12-4) 6. San Diego (9-7) 6. New Orleans (11-5)

The AFC (CBS, 3:00 PM ET) and NFC (FOX, 6:30 PM ET) Championship Games will be played on Sunday,
January 19.

The 2014 Pro Bowl (NBC, 7:30 PM ET) will be played on Sunday, January 26 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu,
Hawaii, one week before Super Bowl XLVIII takes place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday,
February 2 (FOX, 6:30 PM ET).

  • Randy

    The 2nd week is dumb to list. They put the better matchups on certain times (They don’t know what they will be now), and for them to list one of 3 teams vs 1 team, it’s pointless really. It would have made more sense just to say AFC: AFC team (1) Wild Card Winner at New England on Sat Jan 11th

  • Ultima

    The 2nd week is dumb to list. They put the better matchups on certain times (They don’t know what they will be now)

    They don’t reschedule the games after the first weekend.

    What would be the point? The only possible schedule change would be swapping the two CBS games.

  • dan

    sending prayers

  • E

    The schedule is disappointing in a few ways.
    In the first round, it is unfair that Philadelphia has to play on Saturday, after they played a late game on Sunday night.
    In the divisional round, it is very unfair to Fox in terms of time slots. They get 4:30 on Saturday at Seattle, and 1pm on Sunday at Carolina, while CBS gets the plum time slots 8pm Sat night with New England, and 4:30 Sunday with Denver. It would have been more fair for Fox if the schedule was as follows:
    Saturday: 4:30 at Carolina Fox/ 8pm at Denver CBS
    Sunday: 1pm at New England CBS/ 4:30 at Seattle Fox

  • Max Vrany

    @E, FOX has the better Wild Card slot, the better Conference Championship slot and the Super Bowl. They’ll take that trade off any day. L

    Though your schedule was my guess for the divisional schedule as well.

  • romo

    To E:
    tell philly to play better in the season then they get a bye & dont worry about when they play.

  • Fakeem

    For selfish reasons, I want a Philly/KC Super Bowl, just to shut the Philly fans up. Either the problem will have been Andy Reid or The Eagles, and the loser will have to STFU.

  • Ultima

    In the first round, it is unfair that Philadelphia has to play on Saturday, after they played a late game on Sunday night.

    Nonsense. It’s no different than if a team played a Sunday late afternoon game and then has to play the Saturday afternoon wild card.

  • Andrew DeCaro

    Oh Yeah Here we Go Again Enjoy the 2 Playoff Games Because This Is the Final Wildcard Doubleheader On NBC For The Foreseeable Future. Because ESPN Is Expected to Air a NFL Wildcard Game Next season. So Enjoy the 2 Playoff Games And the Pro Bowl On NBC will Be Fun To Watch Again. Because This is the last Time we see the Pro Bowl on Network Television For The Foreseeable Future. Enjoy The 2 Playoff Games And The Pro Bowl On NBC Will Be Fun.

  • John Slyfield

    This year FOX will be hosting the super bowl. I think CBS got the better (later) picks for the divisional round due to the fact that they are sitting out of the super bowl this year. This leaves FOX with the earlier games. Since Saturday had a 1 PM PST start vs. 10 AM for the Sunday slot, FOX’s hands were tied since Seattle cannot get the 10 AM start due to the early time. So let both Carolina and Seattle start at 1 PM was the best they could come up with.

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures