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NFL Playoff Bracket 2017: Matchups, Schedule Set for Divisional Weekend

New England Patriots Practice Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

The first weekend of the NFL Playoffs is over. Four teams have won and advanced. Their prize is a road game against a rested opponent.

It is a rare year in the NFL in that the final eight teams are the eight division champions. Game times and TV are set for the second round of the Playoffs.

The Atlanta Falcons will host the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday January 14. The game will kick off at 4:35 p.m. Eastern on FOX. These teams met in this round for years ago in a classic won by Atlanta.

The Houston Texans travel to Foxborough to take on the New England Patriots at 8:15 p.m. Eastern on CBS. Three of the four games are very compelling on paper. This one is not. It is difficult to see how the Texans can win, but the league put this game into the primetime slot anyway.

Sunday January 15, the Pittsburgh Steelers go to Arrowhead Stadium to meet the Kansas City Chiefs. Note that this will be the rare Sunday afternoon game shown on NBC.

The weekend of action concludes Sunday afternoon at 4:40 p.m. Eastern as the Green Bay Packers visit the Dallas Cowboys in a matchup pitting the hottest player in the NFL, Aaron Rodgers, against the best team of 2016.