PatsFans.com
PatsFans.com
Mac JonesMac JonesTrey Lance
Search

New England Patriots > Patriots Blog > Patriots Commentary

When Will The Patriots Play Their First Playoff Game? Now We Know

Ian Logue
Ian Logue on Twitter
6 years ago at 5:30 am ET
Posted Under: Patriots Commentary

When Will The Patriots Play Their First Playoff Game?  Now We KnowMark L. Baer - USA TODAY Sports

The Patriots first playoff game may be two weeks away, but the league released the schedule and it looks like we now know the date and time for the AFC Divisional round.

New England will host the AFC Divisional round at Gillette Stadium on January 16th, with kickoff slated for 4:35 ET.  With Wild Card Weekend set for this coming week, the Patriots will wait to find out who they play as they’ll face either the Chiefs, Bengals, or Texans.

The two games set for next week will feature No. 6 Pittsburgh (#6) traveling to No. 3 Cincinnati, while the No. 5 seed Kansas City Chiefs will visit the No. 4 Texans.

As for who the Patriots will play, there are a couple of different scenarios.  Should the Bengals beat the Steelers, they’ll be New England’s opponent in the opening round.  Should Pittsburgh win, the Steelers will go to Denver to take on the Broncos and the Patriots will host the winner of the Chiefs and Texans.

Here’s the full schedule:

AFC Wild Card Weekend:
Chiefs at Texans – Saturday Jan. 9th, 4:35pm ET (ESPN/ABC)

Steelers at Bengals – Saturday Jan. 9th, 8:15pm ET (CBS)

NFC Wild Card Weekend:
Seattle at Minnesota – Sunday Jan. 10th, 1:05pm ET (NBC)

Green Bay at Washington – Sunday Jan. 10, 4:40pm ET (FOX)

AFC Divisional Round:
Cincinnati/Houston/Kansas City at New England – Sat Jan. 16th, 4:35pm ET (CBS)

Houston/Kansas City/Pittsburgh at Denver – Sun Jan 17th, 4:40pm ET (CBS)

NFC Divisional Round:
Minnesota/Washington/Green Bay at Arizona – Sat Jan. 16th, 8:15pm ET (NBC)

Washington/Green Bay/Seattle at Carolina – Sun Jan. 17th, 1:05pm ET (FOX)

The AFC Championship game will be played on Sunday January 24th and will air on CBS, with a start time of 3:05pm ET, while the NFC Championship game will be played at 6:40pm ET on FOX.

 


Posted Under: Patriots Commentary


  • Comments are closed.

  • More News Headlines:

    Patriots Fourth And Two Podcast: Patriots Loss & Jets Preview

    Patriots Fourth And Two Podcast: Patriots Loss & Jets Preview

    By: Russ Goldman
    This episode was our look back at the Patriots loss to the Dolphins, and later on in the episode, we previewed the upcoming game against…
    4 days ago
    MORSE: Week 2 Preview – Patriots at New York Jets

    MORSE: Week 2 Preview – Patriots at New York Jets

    By: Mark Morse
    Here we are in week two and we have what may be a critical game for the Patriots. 
    4 days ago
    ICYMI: Watch Kyle Van Noy Congratulate Mac Jones Following First Career TD Pass

    ICYMI: Watch Kyle Van Noy Congratulate Mac Jones Following First Career TD Pass

    By: Robert Alvarez
    Kyle Van Not captured on camera congratulating Mac Jones following his first career touchdown pass during "Inside The NFL" program.
    4 days ago
    VIDEO: Sights and Sounds From Week 1 Between The Patriots and Dolphins

    VIDEO: Sights and Sounds From Week 1 Between The Patriots and Dolphins

    By: Robert Alvarez
    The best sights and sounds from the Patriots sideline during week one against the Dolphins.
    4 days ago
    VIDEO: NFL Fan Therapy – Good To Be Back Inside Gillette

    VIDEO: NFL Fan Therapy – Good To Be Back Inside Gillette

    By: Robert Alvarez
    Francis discusses the positives from the Patriots Week One loss to the New York Jets in the most recent episode of "NFL Fan Therapy"
    5 days ago
    Search For Links: - CLOSE
    For searches with multiple players
    add commas (Ex: "Bill Belichick, Devin McCourty")