The 2020 season was a disappointing one for the Las Vegas Raiders after finishing 8-8 and failing to reach the postseason for the fourth straight year.
Even though the Raiders won’t be playing, the show goes on in the NFL as the first round of the playoffs known as Wild Card Weekend took place last weekend, and now the Divisional round is on the horizon.
Wild Card Weekend was definitely a success as for the first time, there were six total games on Saturday and Sunday after the league decided to add a seventh postseason team to each conference.
The Buffalo Bills kicked off the weekend with a close win over the Indianapolis Colts, setting up a matchup with the Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional round after Lamar Jackson led them to a victory over the Tennesee Titans.
The other AFC matchup will feature Patrick Mahomes and the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs coming off a bye hosting the Cleveland Browns, who dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers.
On the NFC side of things, the Los Angeles Rams will be taking on the Green Bay Packers after their strong defensive performance to beat the Seattle Seahawks.
Then, the New Orleans Saints will look to earn their third win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the two NFC South teams both took care of business on Wild Card Weekend.
Here is the complete bracket and schedule of the NFL’s Divisional round:
Saturday, Jan. 16:
NFC No. 6 Los Angeles Rams at No. 1 Green Bay Packers, 1:35 p.m. PT
AFC No. 5 Baltimore Ravens at No. 2 Buffalo Bills, 5:15 p.m. PT
Sunday, Jan. 17:
AFC No. 6 Cleveland Browns at No. 1 Kansas City Chiefs, 12:05 p.m. PT
NFC No. 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at No. 2 New Orleans Saints, 3:40 p.m. PT