The Kansas City Chiefs are out but the 2016 NFL playoff schedule moves on with two more games on Sunday. The Carolina Panthers will host the Seattle Seahawks in the early game in the NFC while the Denver Broncos will host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the late game on the AFC side. The winners today will decide the AFC and NFC Championship game schedules next week.
Both home teams are favorites today. The Panthers are a mere 2.5-point home favorites over the Seahawks, who are in the Divisional round thanks to the Vikings missed field goal last week. This will be the biggest test for the Panthers, who finished the season 15-1. Meanwhile, the Broncos are a 7-point favorite over the Steelers, who are playing without Antonio Brown and will have a hobbled Ben Roethlisberger.
I am picking the Seahawks and Broncos to win today. Who ya got?
Sunday, Jan. 17
(Times are ET)
NFC Divisional Round Game 2: Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:05 p.m., FOX
AFC Divisional Round Game 2: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos , 4:40 p.m., CBS
Sunday, Jan. 24
AFC Championship: AFC Divisional Round winners, 3 p.m., CBS
NFC Championship: NFC Divisional Round winners, 6:40 p.m., FOX
Sunday, Feb. 7
Super Bowl 50: AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6:30 p.m., CBS