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NFL Playoff Schedules 2017: Wild Card Saturday will determine NFC Divisional matchups

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With the 6 and 3 seeds playing today in the NFC, we’ll know by tonight where the winner of tomorrow’s Packers-Giants game will go next week.

Detroit Lions v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Today, the NFL Playoffs get underway with the first two games of the Wild Card round. The AFC kicks it off in the late afternoon with the 4-5 seeds, while the NFC gets the night game and a 3-6 matchup out in the Pacific Northwest.

With the teams being re-seeded prior to next week’s Divisional round, the best remaining seed from the Wild Cards goes to play the 2nd seed in each conference, while the worst remaining Wild Card travels to the 1 seed. As a result, the 3-6 game between the Seahawks and Lions will decide the travel plans of both NFC games.

If Seattle wins, they would go to Atlanta next Saturday for a 2-3 game, which would give the winner of the Packers-Giants game on Sunday a date in Dallas seven days later. However, a Lions win would send them to Dallas instead, putting the Green Bay-New York winner on a short week with a trip to Atlanta.

Tune in for the games today, and as always, follow along with and discuss the games in the comments below.

(5) Oakland Raiders (12-4) vs. (4) Houston Texans (9-7)

Time: 4:35 PM Eastern Time (3:35 Central)

Venue: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

TV Broadcast: ESPN or ABC
Commentators: Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden

Online Streaming: WatchESPN

Radio Broadcasts: Westwood One Sports, SiriusXM Channel 88

Odds: HOU -3.5, Over/Under 36.5

(6) Detroit Lions (9-7) vs. (3) Seattle Seahawks (10-5-1)

Time: 8:15 PM Eastern Time (7:15 Central)

Venue: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

TV Broadcast: NBC
Commentators: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth

Online Streaming: NBC Sports Live

Radio Broadcasts: Westwood One Sports, SiriusXM Channel 88

Odds: SEA -8, Over/Under 43.5