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NFL Playoff Schedule 2016: Texans vs. Chiefs, Bengals vs. Steelers kicks off Wild Card round

The NFL Playoffs begin today. Here's what's going on.

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It's an all-AFC affair on Saturday to kick off the 2016 NFL playoffs, and a pair of match-ups will feature four teams who encountered plenty of adversity during their regular season runs.

The 11-5 Kansas City Chiefs are having to travel to play the 9-7 Houston Texans on the road on Saturday, due to the Texans winning their division and the Chiefs coming in 2nd in theirs.  The Chiefs and Texans play the early game, kicking off at 4:20pm ET.

The second game features the 12-4 Cincinnati Bengals hosting the 10-6 Pittsburgh Steelers. The division rivals went 1-1 against each other in the regular season, with the Bengals winning the first game of the year with Andy Dalton in the starting lineup, but dropped the second game with A.J. McCarron as the starting quarterback.

Andy Dalton has officially been ruled out for Saturday's playoff game, as he is still rehabbing from a broken thumb on his throwing hand.

Here is the full lineup for Saturday, and how to watch:

** AFC Wild Card Round Game 1: Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs

When: Saturday, Jan. 9, 4:20 p.m. ET

Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas


Announcers: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters

Online: WatchESPN

** AFC Wild Card Round Game 2: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

When: Saturday, Jan. 9, 8:15 p.m. ET

Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio


Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms

Online:NFL GamePass

We'll have Open Threads for each game, but until then, feel free to hang out here and discuss.