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2014 Playoff Schedule

Sports Xchange

December 29, 2013 at 8:36 pm.

The 2014 NFL playoff schedule will be finalized by Sunday night at the conclusion of the Philadelphia Eagles-Dallas Cowboys game to determine the NFC East champion and No. 3 seed in the conference playoffs.

The Seattle Seahawks (13-3) and Carolina Panthers (12-4) earned the top two spots in the NFC. Seattle bowled over St. Louis and will have home-field advantage for two potential playoff games preceding Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

The only known in the NFC is No. 6 seed New Orleans can “earn” a rematch of a 34-7 loss at Seattle Dec. 2.

In the AFC, San Diego can get another shot at the Broncos if the Chargers advance to the divisional round. The Chargers’ resume includes a 27-20 win at Denver on Dec. 12, dealing the Broncos their lone home loss in the regular season.

Denver set a new single-season scoring record and the Broncos (13-3) clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC. New England (12-4) locked up an 11th consecutive division title last week and beat the Buffalo Bills 34-20 in Week 17 to secure a first-round bye and the AFC’s second seed.

Here is the 2014 playoff field pending result of Eagles-Cowboys with game dates and times to be determined later Sunday:

AFC WILD-CARD ROUND
SATURDAY, JAN. 4, AND SUNDAY, JAN. 5, TBA
No. 5 Kansas City Chiefs at No. 4 Indianapolis Colts
No. 6 San Diego Chargers at No. 3 Cincinnati Bengals

AFC DIVISIONAL ROUND
SATURDAY, JAN. 11, AND SUNDAY, JAN. 12, TBA

–As the top overall seed, Denver hosts the lowest (worst) remaining seed.

San Diego Chargers or Chiefs-Colts winner at No. 1 Denver Broncos

Indianapolis Colts-Chiefs winner or Cincinnati Bengals at No. 2 New England Patriots

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
SUNDAY, JAN. 19, TBA
—– —– —– —– —– —– —– —– —– —– —– —– —– —– —–

NFC WILD-CARD ROUND
SATURDAY, JAN. 4, AND SUNDAY, JAN. 5, TBA

No. 5 San Francisco 49ers at No. 4 Green Bay Packers
No. 6 New Orleans Saints at No. 3 Philadelphia Eagles or Dallas Cowboys

NFC DIVISIONAL ROUND
SATURDAY, JAN. 11, AND SUNDAY, JAN. 12, TBA

–As the top overall seed, Seattle hosts the lowest (worst) remaining seed.

Saints or 49ers-Packers winner at No. 1 Seattle Seahawks

Cowboys OR Eagles or 49ers-Packers winner at No. 2 Carolina Panthers

NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
SUNDAY, JAN. 19, TBA