Despite numerous issues surrounding the Covid-19 virus that resulted in multiple postponements and the rescheduling of games, the NFL completed all 256 games…and on time.

The regular season is over and it is time for the playoffs to begin with two days of triple header Wild Card games this weekend.

Due to the virus, the NFL has altered the format for the playoffs; allowing for only the number one seed to have a buy weekend.

In the AFC – American Football Conference – the Kansas City Chiefs get the weekend off.  On the NFC – National Football Conference – the Green Bay Packers get the buy.

The Wild Card action kicks off  at 1pm on Saturday (Jan 9) with the Indianapolis Colts traveling to Buffalo to take on the Bills in Orchard Park, New York.  New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo is allowing some six thousand fans into the stadium for the game on a cold but sunny afternoon.

Next up the Los Angeles Rams travel north to Seattle to take on the Seattle Seahawks for their third matchup of the season.  During the regular season, each team took a game to a win.

In the night cap, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head out of sunny Florida for a trip to Landover, Maryland to take on the Washington Football Team who clinched the AFC East title after beating the Philadelphia Eagles in the final game of the regular season to end the year with a record of seven wins and nine losses.

On Sunday (Jan 10), the Tennessee Titans get the day of football started with the second game of the weekend in Maryland against the Baltimore Ravens.

In the second game of the triple header, the Chicago Bears head south to the Crescent City to take on the New Orleans Saints in the Super Dome.

Wild Card weekend concludes with a rematch between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers.  The Steelers lost to the Browns in Cleveland on week 17; but this time around the Brown will travel across Lake Erie to play the Steelers at “The Big Ketchup Bottle” (Heinz Field).