After the AFC took the stage on Saturday, it's the NFC's turn for some postseason football with the Seattle Seahawks taking on the Minnesota Vikings, and the Green Bay Packers traveling to face Washington.
The tone was set early between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans when Chiefs return man Knile Davis returned the opening kickoff 106 yards to the house. The Chiefs would go on to win 30-0 -- a score that may not indicate how lopsided the game really was. The night game was even wilder, replete with crazy catches, on-field scuffles, boneheaded penalties and an unbelievable ending that amounted to a 18-16 Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
The No. 1 Carolina Panthers and No. 2 Arizona Cardinals are waiting to hear who they'll play pending the results of Sunday's game. The highest-seeded team to advance on Sunday will play the Cardinals, while the lower seed will travel to play the 15-1 Panthers.
That means the Panthers could get any team with the exception of the No. 3 Minnesota Vikings and the Cardinals could play any team except the No. 6 Seahawks.
Here are the NFC matchups on Wild Card weekend and how to watch:
NFC Wild Card Round Game 1: Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings
When: Sunday, Jan. 10, 1:05 p.m. ET
Where: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minn.
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
Online: NBC Sports Live Extra
The Vikings are the division winners, the higher seed and the hosts of a Sunday wild card matchup, but most are picking the Seahawks to blaze right through Minnesota en route to the NFC Divisional round. While the Vikings have the better record at 11-5, the Seahawks finished 10-6 with wins in six of the last seven weeks of the season, including a 36-6 destruction of the Arizona Cardinals.
Seattle won't have Marshawn Lynch to lean on though, and the Vikings are sure to give Adrian Peterson more touches than the eight he received in a 38-7 loss to the Seahawks in the first week of December. The Seahawks are No. 1 in rushing defense and No. 1 in scoring defense, but if any running back can find room and get some offense going against Seattle, it's Peterson, who led the NFL in rushing yards and touchdowns.
NFC Wild Card Round Game 2: Green Bay Packers vs. Washington
When: Sunday, Jan. 10, 4:40 p.m. ET
Where: FedEx Field, Landover, Md.
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Online: Fox Sports GO
The Packers began the 2015 season with a 6-0 record, while Washington was just 2-4 after the first six weeks. In the latter half of the schedule, things swapped and it was Washington that finished the year with four straight wins, while Green Bay enters the playoffs after back-to-back losses.
Still, the Packers have two-time MVP Aaron Rodgers under center and even in a down year by his standards, he still finished with 31 touchdowns and eight interceptions. But Washington has had some good quarterback play of their own, with Kirk Cousins finishing the year with 11 touchdowns and no interceptions in the last three games. The No. 6 pass defense of the Packers faces the challenge of slowing Cousins down and keeping Washington's offense in check.