The quest begins with both AFC Wild Card games today, as the matchups in thst conference for Divisional weekend will be determined. First up, the Houston Texans host the Buffalo Bills in a common sight for Houston: playing in the weekend's first game on Saturday afternoon.
After that, however, NFL fans are in for an unusual sight. The New England Patriots have received a first round bye in each of the past nine seasons, but this year they will play on the opening weekend for the first time since 2009.
GAME 1: Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans
NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
3:35 PM CT (4:35 ET)
Point spread: Texans -2.5
GAME 2: Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
8:15 PM ET
Point spread: Patriots -5