Monday Night Football Today: No NFL games on TV January 4


The Browns and Steelers will wrap up back-to-back days of NFL Wild Card action this weekend.

There is no NFL Monday Night Football game tonight, Jan. 4, or for the remainder of the season with the playoffs set to begin. All NFL Week 17 games took place on Sunday, January 3 to solidify the playoff table.

Football fans will have to wait until the playoffs start on Saturday, January 9 for the next NFL game. The good news is that fans are getting two more games on Wild Card weekend as a result of the playoff expansion. It will be two consecutive days of three-headed action on January 9 and 10.

The Chiefs and Packers will have the bye week thanks to securing the No. 1 seeds in their respective conferences. The two-seeded Bills and Saints will play Wild Card weekend instead of having a first-round bye due to the two extra teams in the playoffs.

The AFC kicks off the playoffs on Saturday with the No. 2 Bills hosting the No. 7 Colts in the playoff opener. Josh Allen is there to prove Buffalo is a Super Bowl contender, while Philip Rivers makes his playoff debut with the Colts. Allen likes his team’s chances of making a splash in the playoffs this time around.

“We are playing well. Guys open up, grab the ball, do their thing,” Allen said, per ESPN. “The guys up front are blocking and [offensive coordinator Brian] Daboll calls great plays and we go out and run. Find better ways to get the ball out and keep it out of harm’s way. Trying to limit turnovers is something we will have to do in the playoffs.

Here’s a look at the 2021 NFL playoff schedule.

NFL Wild Card Weekend Schedule

Sat 9 Jan 2021 7 Colts against 2 Bills 1:05 p.m. CBS
Sat 9 Jan 2021 6 Rams vs 3 Seahawks 4:40 p.m. Fox
Sat 9 Jan 2021 5 Bucs against 4 Washington 8:15 p.m. NBC
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5 crows against 4 titans 1:05 p.m. ABC
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7 bears against 2 saints 4:40 p.m. CBS
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6 Browns vs 3 Steelers 8:15 p.m. NBC

NFL Playoff Divisional Round: AFC-NFC Matchups

Sat 16 Jan 2021 AFC-NFC TBD To be determined
Sat 16 Jan 2021 AFC-NFC TBD To be determined
Sun Jan 17, 2021 AFC-NFC TBD To be determined
Sun Jan 17, 2021 AFC-NFC TBD To be determined

NFC-AFC Championship Games

Sun Jan 24, 2021 NFC Championship Game 3:05 p.m. FOX
Sun Jan 24, 2021 AFC Championship game 6:40 p.m. CBS

Super Bowl 2021: date, time and TV channel

Sun, February 7, 2021 To be determined 6:30 p.m. CBS

NFL Playoff Bracket 2021: AFC and NFC

NFL playoff games are reseeded after each round so that the top seeds face off against the lowest remaining seeds. Only the No. 1 seed in each conference will get a first-round bye.

7 bears 7 Foals
2 saints 2 bills
5 buccaneers 5 crows
1 packers 1 heads
4 Washington 4 titans
6 Rams 6 chestnuts
3 Seahawks 3 Steelers

2021 NFL playoff teams

Kansas City Chiefs
Pittsburgh Steelers
Buffalo Tickets
Tennessee Titans
Baltimore Ravens
Cleveland Browns
Indianapolis Colts
Green Bay Packers
New Orleans Saints
Seattle Seahawks
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Los Angeles Rams
Chicago Bears
Washington football team

NFC playoff games

No. 7 Chicago Bears vs. No. 2 New Orleans Saints
No. 6 LA Rams vs. No. 3 Seattle Seahawks
#5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. #4 Washington Football Team
Goodbye: No. 1 Green Bay Packers

AFC playoff matches

No. 7 Indianapolis Colts vs. No. 2 Buffalo Bills
No. 6 Cleveland Browns vs. No. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers
No. 5 Baltimore Ravens vs. No. 4 Tennessee Titans
Goodbye: No. 1 Kansas City Chiefs (dropped)

READ NEXT: NFL Playoff Picture 2021: AFC and NFC Rankings for Week 17

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