Despite our beloved Kansas City Chiefs being knocked out of the playoffs last week, NFL playoff football rumbles on. You'll still be able to watch the games with Chiefs fans because you can hang out here during the games. We'll have open threads up for each playoff contest. Those of you who were around last week know it can be a blast to talk playoff football with your AP brethren.
Aside from the Seahawks sneaking into the NFL playoff bracket, this week's slate of games features teams that we all pretty much expected to be here at this point. In the AFC, I'm pulling for the Patriots because I don't like the Jets and the Steelers because the Ravens beat us. I'm indifferent to what happens in the NFC.
Here's out this week's NFL playoff schedule breaks down:
First up, on Saturday, we have the Baltimore Ravens traveling to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers at 4:30 PM ET. The Ravens are the #5 seed and the Steelers are the #2 seed in the AFC. This game may be hard to watch because it should be the Chiefs traveling to Pittsburgh today, and not the Ravens. The game will be televised on CBS and Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf will handle the announcer duties.
The next game on Saturday features the #6 seed Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons which will be played at 8 PM ET. The Falcons, the #1 overall seed in the NFC, are the home team. The game's announcers are Joe Buck and Troy Aikman and the game will air on Fox.
The first game of the day on Sunday features the Seattle Seahawks and the Chicago Bears at Solider Field in Chicago. This will be the first playoff game of the year for the Bears, who are the #2 seed in the NFC. The Seahawks are the #4 seed. The game airs at 1 PM ET on Fox and the announcers are Kenny Albert, Tony Siragusa and Daryl Johnston.
The final game of the NFL playoff divisional round pits the New York Jets against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, MA. The Jets are the #6 seed in the AFC and the Pats are of course the #1 seed. The game will air at 4:30 PM ET on CBS and Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will be announcing.
The natural questions are: Who are you rooting for and which announcers do you dislike the most?