NFL Playoff Schedule 2018: Bracket Dates, Picture and Wild-Card Predictions

Bills rooting guide NFL Week 17 edition

The Buffalo Bills reached the playoffs for the first time since 1999, breaking the longest current drought in the NFL.

In the Divisional Round of the playoffs that will take place two weeks from this weekend, the top seeded New England Patriots will host the lowest remaining seed from the Wildcard Round while the Pittsburgh Steelers will host the other remaining Wildcard round victor.

After 17 weeks of the regular season, we finally have the playoffs.

In the AFC, neither of the two wild cards have been clinched, but the Baltimore Ravens (9-6) are in excellent shape to earn the fifth seed. The Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots are the top seeds in the AFC.

Kansas City appears to have righted itself with a four-game winning streak to close the season, but the Chiefs lost six of their seven games before that streak.

The Titans showed their toughness and determination Sunday in beating the Jacksonville Jaguars after struggling down the stretch.

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Buffalo got the final postseason berth when Cincinnati stunned Baltimore. The Atlanta Falcons were victorious in the final regular-season game against the Carolina Panthers and earned the No. 6 seed.

With the playoff field now set, the Jaguars will host the Bills next weekend in the Wildcard round while the Kansas City Chiefs will host the Titans. The Falcons now have the edge for that position because they beat the Seahawks in a head-to-head matchup. If the Titans and Chargers lose and the Bills win, Buffalo would advance.

However, the Falcons host the Carolina Panthers (11-4) in the season finale, while the Seahawks are also at home against the Arizona Cardinals.

The Vikings are in as safe a position as they could be considering they haven't officially clinched yet. Meanwhile, it was just the Wild Card spots in the AFC that needed deciding.

Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Rams, 7:15 p.m.

This is the first playoff meeting between the Panthers and Saints. If the Saints can move the ball against the Panthers, Carolina will have little chance to pull off the upset.

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