NFL Playoffs Kick Off: New Blood Takes the Stage with Historic Rematches

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – The NFL playoffs have arrived after an action-packed 18-week regular season. While perennial contenders like the San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Dallas Cowboys have secured playoff spots once again, this year’s postseason also features some new faces. Notably, three of the four teams in NFL history that have never reached a Super Bowl – the Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns, and Detroit Lions – have made it to the playoffs this year. Unfortunately, the Browns and Texans will face each other in the opening round, meaning one team’s playoff journey will come to an end.

For the Lions, this marks their first home playoff game in three decades, and they will face a familiar foe in former quarterback Matthew Stafford. Adding another layer of intrigue, this game will see both starting quarterbacks going up against their former teams for the first time in playoff history. The showdown between the Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions is scheduled for Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, airing on NBC.

Here is the upcoming schedule for the 2024 NFL playoffs:

Super Wild Card Weekend:

– Saturday, Jan. 13:
– (5) Cleveland Browns at (4) Houston Texans, 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
– (6) Miami Dolphins at (3) Kansas City Chiefs, 8 p.m. ET on Peacock.

– Sunday, Jan. 14:
– (7) Pittsburgh Steelers at (2) Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. ET on CBS.
– (7) Green Bay Packers at (2) Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. ET on Fox.
– (6) Los Angeles Rams at (3) Detroit Lions, 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

Divisional Round:

– Saturday, Jan. 20:
– TBD vs. TBD, 4:30 p.m. ET.
– TBD vs. TBD, 8:15 p.m. ET.

– Sunday, Jan. 21:
– TBD vs. TBD, 3 p.m. ET.
– TBD vs. TBD, 6:30 p.m. ET.

Championship Sunday:

– Sunday, Jan. 28:
– AFC Championship, 3 p.m. ET on CBS.
– NFC Championship, 6:30 p.m. ET on Fox.
– AFC vs. NFC in Las Vegas, 6:30 p.m. ET.

The Super Bowl will be televised on CBS, with an alternate broadcast available on Nickelodeon. Streaming options will be available on Paramount+.