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January 11, 2016
The NFL’s Wild Card weekend is officially all wrapped up, and that means it’s time to start looking forward to the Divisional Round coming up this weekend. Let’s check out our daily wrap-up and see who’s in the news.
Seahawks-Vikings Wrap-Up: The crazy Wild Card Weekend continued yesterday with the Seahawks-Vikings game in Minnesota. Seattle would end up taking this one 10-9 following a missed Blair Walsh field goal at the end of regulation.
Minnesota wasn’t able to get much offense going and was shut out of the end zone. The sub-zero temperatures certainly didn’t help matters.
The Seahawks will go on to face the Panthers on Sunday in the Divisional Round. That should be another solid defensive battle.
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Packers-Redskins Wrap-Up: The Packers got their mojo back a little bit yesterday with a big 35-18 win over the Redskins in yesterday’s late game. Aaron Rodgers threw for 210 yards and two touchdowns, while Eddie Lacy and James Starks each ran for a TD.
Jordan Reed put up a nine-catch, 120-yard effort that yielded a touchdown in the losing effort.
The Packers will go on to face the Cardinals this weekend.
The Seahawks will have a big question mark on their hands this week when it comes to RB Marshawn Lynch. He didn’t make the trip to Minnesota with the team, thanks to his abdomen injury.
There have been rumors of a setback in Lynch’s recovery, but it’s also possible that he simply wasn’t ready to return. We’ll have to wait and see what Lynch does in practice before we know what his status for Sunday will be.
It’s a little hard to believe, but the Bengals reportedly have no plans to fire head coach Marvin Lewis. He’s officially 0-7 in the playoffs during his tenure, with the most recent loss coming in an absolute meltdown on Saturday.
Lewis has built a solid team in Cincinnati, but has nothing to show for it in the postseason. It’s looking like he’ll be back for season number 14 later this year.
The Chiefs dodged a bullet yesterday when it was announced that WR Jeremy Maclin had avoided a torn right ACL.
That said, Maclin did sustain a high-ankle sprain in the Wild Card game Saturday. He probably won’t be able to play against the Pats this weekend.
NFL Playoffs Schedule: Let’s take a look at the upcoming round of games on the NFL playoffs schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch them on.
Saturday, January 16, 2016:
4:35 PM ET:
Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots (CBS)
8:15 PM ET:
Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals (NBC)
Sunday, January 17, 2016:
1:05 PM ET:
Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers (FOX)
4:40 PM ET:
Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos (CBS)
Sunday, January 24, 2016:
TBA at TBA
Sunday, January 31, 2016:
Team Rice vs. Team Irvin (ESPN)
Sunday, February 7, 2016:
6:30 PM ET:
TBA vs. TBA (CBS)
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