The Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs wrap up with a pair of games on Sunday, Jan. 17. Pro football fans have just five games left in the season, and two of them are set to take place today.
The Chiefs will finally make their postseason debut, and Patrick Mahomes will be making his first appearances since Dec. 27 after resting in Week 17 and earning a bye. He'll face off against Baker Mayfield and the Browns in a rematch of a 2016 Big 12 game in which they combined to throw for a mind-numbing 1,279 yards. The winner will meet the Buffalo Bills in next Sunday's AFC Championship Game.
If the first game of the day is a preview of the future of the NFL, the Sunday night game is a last hurrah of the oldest generation. Tom Brady and Drew Brees, who turned 42 on Friday, will meet up in the matchup of the oldest quarterbacks in NFL history — shattering their record from two months ago. And awaiting the winner of this game is a trip to Lambeau Field to take on Aaron Rodgers and top-seeded Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game.
So if you're wondering "What NFL playoff games are on today?" know this: There are two scheduled for today, Sunday, Jan. 17.
Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.
NFL Playoff Games on TV Today
Andy Reid is 24-5 in his career coming off a bye, and the Browns are (on paper) a much easier opponent that the Ravens would have been had Cleveland not pulled off the upset. But these Browns put on quite the show last week, even without head coach Kevin Stefanski, who tested positive for COVID-19. Strange things continue to happen this season, and Cleveland winning a second straight playoff game after previously having none in Mayfield's lifetime would be truly magical.
Treasure this game because it could be the last time we see Drew Brees play. Or Tom Brady, for that matter. The Saints' quarterback is reportedly likely to retire after the season and transition to the TV booth, but his team could be the best in the NFC. Although neither team looked especially dominant in their Wild Card Round wins — and the Saints won both regular-season matchups convincingly — this has the makings of an all-time classic.