Here are the matchups for next weekend...
AFC Wild Card:
New York Jets @ Indianapolis Colts (7pm-Saturday)
Baltimore Ravens @ Kansas City Chiefs (12N-Sunday)
NFC Wild Card:
New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks (3:30pm-Saturday)
Green Bay Packers @ Philadelphia Eagles (3:30pm-Sunday)
The winners of these games will go on to the divisional playoffs the following weekend against the top 2 seeds of their division:
AFC: #1 New England Patriots, #2 Pittsburgh Steelers
NFC: #1 Atlanta Falcons, #2 Chicago Bears
I am one of the many female football fans out there, but shockingly, I don't know all there is to know about the NFL. I would like to know why the top seeds get to play the "worst remaining seed" in their conference? They are already #1, yet they get to play against the "worst" team and after a bye-week?! Sounds great for them, but what's up with that?
Another thing I disagree with is having a team with a LOSING record qualify for the playoffs, because they "won" their division. The team with this distinction is the Seattle Seahawks, who finished this season with a 7-9 record! They get to advance for being the top of the most inferior of the NFL divisions: the NFC West! And to top it off, they get to HOST the Saints! Meanwhile, other teams like the San Diego Chargers (9-7), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-6), and the New York Giants (10-6) among others are OUT! I hope this rule changes, somehow!
Good luck to all the teams (except the Patriots!). I hope we get to see some exciting football this coming weekend!!! As they say in Cowboy country: Yeeeeeehawwwww!!!!!!!!!!