INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts are in the dance.
With a win over the Jaguars on Sunday, plus help from the Miami Dolphins getting blitzed by the Buffalo Bills, the Colts (11-5) are back in the postseason for the first time since 2018.
Of course, thanks to that gift from the Bills, the Colts will now travel to Buffalo next weekend.
As the No. 7 seed, the Colts will hit the road for a Wild Card game next weekend against the No. 2 Bills. The game will kick on Saturday at 1:05 PM on CBS.
The Chiefs (14-2) are the AFC’s No. 1 overall seed and have the lone 1st round bye.
Here are the matchups on Wild Card weekend for the AFC:
No. 2 Bills (13-3) vs. No. 7. Colts (11-5), Saturday at 1:00 PM (CBS)
No. 3 Steelers (13-3) vs. No. 6. Browns (11-5), Sunday at 8:15 PM (NBC)
No. 4 Titans (11-5) vs. No. 5. Ravens (11-5), Sunday at 1:05 PM (ABC)
Divisional Round matchups that will occur the following weekend will have the Chiefs playing host to the highest remaining seed left. So, if the Colts beat the Bills then they will take on the Chiefs, in Kansas City, in the Divisional Round. A potential date/time for that game (either January 16th or 17th) will be announced next weekend.
Here’s the final AFC standings:
1. Chiefs (14-2)
2. Bills (13-3)
3. Steelers (13-3)
4. Titans (11-5)
Wild Card Teams
5. Ravens (11-5)
6. Browns (11-5)
7. Colts (11-5)
Outside Looking In
8. Dolphins (10-6)
NFL WILD CARD PLAYOFF SCHEDULE (from the NFL):
Saturday, January 9
AFC: 1:05 PM (ET) Indianapolis at Buffalo (CBS)
NFC: 4:40 PM (ET) Los Angeles Rams at Seattle (FOX)
NFC: 8:15 PM (ET) Tampa Bay at New York Giants or Washington (NBC)
Sunday, January 10
AFC: 1:05 PM (ET) Baltimore at Tennessee (ESPN/ABC)
NFC: 4:40 PM (ET) Chicago at New Orleans (CBS, Nickelodeon, Amazon Prime)
AFC: 8:15 PM (ET) Cleveland at Pittsburgh (NBC, Telemundo, Peacock)
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