As Black Monday shows its ugly head for many NFL coaches and general managers, there are many other things happening right now. The NFL Playoffs 2016 are set and in place after the final weekend of the regular season, so fans need to know who and when to watch. Also, there are those who will be looking to place some bets, so now you can find out the current betting odds for all teams still in the hunt for the Super Bowl.
All 12 teams have been decided and know when and who they will be playing. Well, eight teams know who they will be playing as they are in the Wild Card Round, while four teams got first-round byes and will have to wait until the Divisional Round to get back on the field.
ESPN has the full schedule of games and the television information, as well. Let’s first check out when teams are playing and how fans can see them on TV. Please remember that the lines for the favorites can change as the week goes on.
Saturday, January 9
Kansas City Chiefs at Hosuton Texans
- 4:20 p.m. ET on ESPN
- Chiefs favored by 3.5
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals
- 8:15 p.m. ET on CBS
- Steelers favored by 2.5
Sunday, January 10
Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings
- 1:05 p.m. ET on NBC
- Seahawks favored by 5.5
Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins
- 4:40 p.m. ET on FOX
After the Wild Card Round is over, the opponents for the four other teams will have been determined. Four teams have a bye for the first round of the playoffs and are merely awaiting their opponents to be named and getting an extra week of rest.
The Divisional Round already has the times, dates, and even television channels that the games will air on. One opponent is already in place for the four games, but the other is going to be determined after the first weekend of playoff games.
Saturday, January 16
AFC: Kansas City/Houston/Cincinnati at New England Patriots
- 4:35 p.m. ET on CBS
NFC: Minnesota/Green Bay/Washington at Arizona Cardinals
- 8:15 p.m. ET on NBC
Sunday, January 17
NFC: Green Bay/Seattle/Washington at Carolina Panthers
- 1:05 p.m. ET on FOX
AFC: Pittsburgh/Kansas City/Houston at Denver Broncos
- 4:40 p.m. ET on CBS
Looking at the betting odds to get to Super Bowl 50 before even a single action of NFL Playoff action is played, three teams are tied at the top. Yes, the New England Patriots have not had a good few weeks, and the Arizona Cardinals got demolished in the season finale, but the odds are still in their favor.
Odds Shark has the Patriots and Seahawks tied in favor to win the Super Bowl with the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers ended the season with the best record at 15-1, but many experts doubt their capability of winning the whole thing.
Here are the current odds to win Super Bowl 50 as of January 4.
- New England Patriots +450
- Arizona Cardinals +450
- Carolina Panthers +450
- Seattle Seahawks +600
- Denver Broncos +600
- Pittsburgh Steelers +900
- Kansas City Chiefs +1600
- Green Bay Packers +2200
- Cincinnati Bengals +2500
- Minnesota Vikings +2800
- Washington Redskins +4000
- Houston Texans +6600
As the week and playoffs go on, the lines and betting odds are going to likely change, so you may want to hold off on placing your bets for now.
There is a lot on the line, of course, but there are also a lot of factors that could come into play in these NFL Playoffs 2016. Peyton Manning returned for the Denver Broncos yesterday and helped lead them to the No. 1 seed in the AFC.
Seattle has played just about every home game this season in the 4 p.m. ET time slot and most of their road games too. Now, they are starting early against Minnesota and it could play a part in things. The Washington Redskins are also playing at a rather unfamiliar time, too.
Washington’s first 4 pm game of the year will come in the playoffs. Weird
— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) January 4, 2016
The NFL Playoffs 2016 are set to begin in less than a week, and the Wild Card match-ups are already bringing forth a lot of drama and suspense. The TV schedule, brackets, and even betting odds are all known, so get ready for “win or go home.”
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