The two top seeds get to sit this weekend out but Saturday's action features one of the hottest teams in the league right now looking to snap a long postseason losing streak. The middle game pits divisional rivals against each other for the third time this season while the nightcap has division champ with a losing record playing host to the G.O.A.T.
So if you're wondering "What NFL playoff games are on today?" know this: There are three scheduled for today, Saturday, Jan. 9.
Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.
NFL Playoff Games on TV Today
AFC Wild Card: Indianapolis (11-5) at Buffalo (13-3), 1:05 p.m. on CBS
The playoffs get started with the Bills hosting the Colts for their first postseason game at home in nearly 25 years. No AFC team is hotter than Buffalo, winners of six in a row, while Indianapolis needed a victory last week and help from the Bills (who beat Miami) just to get in the playoffs. But Buffalo is the one feeling the pressure, trying to snap a five-game losing streak in the postseason that goes all the way back to December 1995.
NFC Wild Card: Los Angeles Rams (10-6) at Seattle (12-4), 4:40 p.m. on FOX
It's the rubber match for these NFC West rivals. The home team won each of the regular-season meetings, which bodes well for Seattle although this won't be a typical game at Lumen Field without the 12th Man in attendance. Los Angeles enters this game with uncertainty at quarterback, as either Jared Goff with a surgically repaired broken thumb of John Wolford making just his second career NFL start will get the call. The Rams' defense is championship-caliber and will make Russell Wilson and company work hard, but the Seahawks' D has been playing well lately and has an opportunity to make its own statement.
NFC Wild Card: Tampa Bay (11-5) at Washington (7-9), 8:15 p.m. on NBC
Tom Brady did what he was expected to do, lead the Buccaneers back to the postseason. But it's Washington hosting this game as NFC East champs. Everyone is quick to discount Washington's chances because of its losing record, but don't sleep on this defense. There are more questions on the other side of the ball, however, and the matchup with a solid Tampa Bay defense won't make things any easier.