NFL releases playoff schedule for divisional weekend

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The second round of the NFL postseason is set.

The league dropped the schedule for next weekend’s divisional rounds on Sunday night, and the Los Angeles Rams claimed the final spot with a huge win on Monday.

Here’s what you need to know for the second weekend of the playoffs:

Saturday, Jan. 22

No. 4 Cincinnati Bengals at No. 1 Tennessee Titans

4:30 p.m. ET | CBS

The Bengals won their first playoff game in 31 years Saturday with a 26-19 win over the Las Vegas Raiders, thanks to a defensive stand in the final seconds. They’ll now head to Nashville in an attempt to pick up a second. The Titans earned a first-round bye as the AFC’s top seed, and star running back Derrick Henry is expected to return after missing more than nine weeks with a foot injury.

The Titans are a 3-point favorite on BetMGM.

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The divisional round of the NFL postseason is nearly set. (Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images)

No. 6 San Francisco 49ers at No. 1 Green Bay Packers

8:15 p.m. ET | Fox

Thanks to their 23-17 win over the Dallas Cowboys, the 49ers are headed to Lambeau Field. The 49ers took advantage over a struggling Cowboys on Sunday to make it into the divisional round.

The Packers earned a first-round bye after winning five of their last six games to end the regular season. The only loss in that stretch came in Week 18 to the Detroit Lions, when Green Bay didn’t fully play most of its starters.

The Packers are 5.5-point favorites on BetMGM.

Sunday, Jan. 23

No. 4 Los Angeles Rams at No. 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

3 p.m. ET | NBC

The Buccaneers cruised to a dominant 31-15 win on Sunday over the Philadelphia Eagles for a convincing start to their title defense. The win means the Bucs will host the Los Angeles Rams, who claimed a 34-11 blowout win over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night to wrap up wild-card weekend.

The Bucs are 3-point favorites on BetMGM.

No. 3 Buffalo Bills at No. 2 Kansas City Chiefs

6:30 p.m. ET | CBS

The Bills rolled to a blowout 47-17 win over the Patriots in their wild-card game on Saturday night in Buffalo, which marked one of just a few embarrassing postseason showings for Bill Belichick. The Chiefs had little issue getting past Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers in their game on Sunday night.

After a pair of blowout wins to get there, next week’s matchup should be much more competitive.

The Chiefs are 2.5-point favorites on BetMGM.

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