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2019 NFL Wild-Card Saturday: Tune in for Colts-Texans and Seahawks-Cowboys

The state of Texas takes center stage today.

Indianapolis Colts v Houston Texans Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

The NFL descends on Texas today as the Wild Card playoffs begin the road to Super Bowl LII. Both NFL teams in the state of Texas get to host postseason games, starting with the Houston Texans this afternoon and finishing up with the Dallas Cowboys this evening.

Houston hosts a divisional rival, as the Indianapolis Colts made the postseason as the AFC’s sixth and final seed. It took them a week 17 win on Sunday Night Football to get there, but Indy has made quite a turnaround thanks to a healthy Andrew Luck and a new head coach in Frank Reich. Furthermore, a great draft set them up well on defense as they try to make the Divisional round for the first time since 2014.

The Cowboys, meanwhile, host the Seattle Seahawks, who surpassed most expectations in 2018. Many writers expected Seattle to drop off following an apparent purge of defensive personnel, but here they are at 10-6 and holders of the fifth seed in the NFC. Can the Cowboys’ solid defense keep Russell Wilson and Chris Carson in check? Tune in tonight to find out.

#6 Indianapolis Colts at #3 Houston Texans

Venue: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
Kickoff time: 3:35 PM Central Time (4:35 PM Eastern)
TV Networks: ESPN & ABC
Commentators: Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten, Anthony “Booger” McFarland, Lisa Salters
Radio Broadcast: Westwood One Sports, Sirius 88/82/83, XM 88/225/226

Odds: Texans favored by 1 point; over/under total 48
2018 Games: Week 4 — Texans 37, @Colts 34 (OT); Week 14 — Colts 24, @Texans 21
Previous Playoff Games: None

#5 Seattle Seahawks at #4 Dallas Cowboys

Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Kickoff time: 7:15 PM Central Time (8:15 PM Eastern)
TV Networks: FOX
Commentators: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews
Radio Broadcast: Westwood One Sports, Sirius 88/82/83, XM 88/225/226

Odds: Cowboys favored by 2 points; over/under total 43.5
Last Game: Week 3 2018 — @Seahawks 24, Cowboys 13
Previous Playoff Games: WC 2006 — @Seahawks 21, Cowboys 20