NFL playoff schedule for Wild Card weekend

Packers receiver Randall Cobb is back for the first-round rematch against San Francisco. - Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

A look at the complete schedule for this weekend's slate of playoff games.

Here's a quick preview of this weekend's NFL playoff games. For those that won't be able to watch them on television, both CBS and NBC will stream their respective games online.

For the CBS stream, you can click here. For the NBC stream, you can click here.

Wild Card weekend (AFC)

5. Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) vs. 4. Indianapolis Colts (11-5): Saturday, January 4th, 4:35 p.m. EST, NBC

Storyline: The Chiefs have undergone a complete turnaround in Andy Reid's first season with the franchise. After being the NFL's worst a year ago, Kansas City finished 2013 as one of the NFL's best teams. The Colts appear headed in the right direction under the leadership of Andrew Luck on the field. Chuck Pagano has energized this franchise since becoming the head coach in 2012.

6. San Diego Chargers (9-7) vs. 3. Cincinnati Bengals (11-5): Sunday, January 5th, 1:05 p.m. EST, CBS

Storyline: The Chargers found a way to sneak into the playoffs and could be a dangerous team moving forward. Ryan Mathews is living up to potential finally and Keenan Allen has become a go-to target for Philip Rivers. The Bengals have a stout front seven, though, with Vontaze Burfict emerging as a tough linebacker. Andy Dalton will hope to limit mistakes (four interceptions vs. Baltimore last week) while getting the ball to playmakers A.J. Green and Gio Bernard.

Wild Card weekend (NFC)

6. New Orleans Saints (11-5) vs. 3. Philadelphia Eagles (10-6): Saturday, January 4th, 8 p.m. EST, NBC

Storyline: The Saints have been a poor road team this year, going 3-5 away from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. And Saturday's game should be pretty cold outside in Philadelphia. The Eagles are hoping to give Chip Kelly a playoff win after many pundits doubted that he could find NFL success with his offense, let alone with Nick Foles, who began the year as the Eagles' backup quarterback.

5. San Francisco 49ers (12-4) vs. 4. Green Bay Packers (8-7-1): Sunday, January 5th, 4:40 p.m. EST, FOX

Storyline: The 49ers' offense can be dangerous when it's on. But it's been inconsistent through the entire season. But it could find itself in a favorable matchup against a not-that-great Packers defense. Conversely, the 49ers will have to worry about an energized Aaron Rodgers-led offense that has Randall Cobb back in the fold. This game could wind up being the best of the weekend.


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