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NFL Playoff Schedule 2017: Predictions, Coverage Guide for Divisional Bracket

On January 14 and 15, four nationally televised NFL playoff games will determine the fates of the eight teams remaining in the postseason race.

In the divisional round, the AFC Championship Game representatives will be determined from among the Houston Texans, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs. In the NFC, the Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers will compete for the chance to earn the title in their conference.

The home teams had a distinct advantage in the Wild Card Round; in fact, "the 19.0-point differential average is the highest of any Wild Card Weekend since 1981," according to Jeremy Bergman of NFL.