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NFL playoff schedule 2015: TV schedule, channels, and picks for Wild Card Sunday

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Welcome to Wild Card Sunday, everyone. This one determines who gets to play the Panthers, in part, so you should probably sit up and take notice. In an ideal world, the team best suited to destroy our division rivals would be the one to advance.

Here's what you need to know to properly enjoy this game, and to look ahead to the rest of the playoffs.

Wild Card Weekend (Sunday)

3 - Minnesota Vikings (11-5) vs. 6 - Seattle Seahawks (10-6) - Sunday, Jan. 10, 12:05 p.m., NBC

4 - Washington Redskins (9-7) vs. 5 - Green Bay Packers (10-6) - Sunday, Jan. 10, 3:40 p.m., FOX

First round bye (AFC)

1 - Denver Broncos (12-4) - Sunday, Jan. 17, 3:40 p.m., CBS

2 - New England Patriots (12-4) - Saturday, Jan. 16, 3:35 p.m., CBS

First round bye (NFC)

1 - Carolina Panthers (15-1) - Sunday, Jan. 17, 12:05 p.m., FOX

2 - Arizona Cardinals (12-4) - Saturday, Jan. 16, 7:15 p.m., NBC

Saturday, Jan. 16

AFC Divisional Round Game 1: New England Patriots vs. highest seed, 3:35 p.m., CBS
NFC Divisional Round Game 1: Arizona Cardinals vs. highest seed, 7:15 p.m., NBC

Sunday, Jan. 17

NFC Divisional Round Game 2: Carolina Panthers vs. lowest seed, 12:05 p.m., FOX
AFC Divisional Round Game 2:
Denver Broncos vs. lowest seed, 3:40 p.m., CBS

Sunday, Jan.24

AFC Championship: AFC Divisional Round winners, 2 p.m., CBS
NFC Championship: NFC Divisional Round winners, 5:40 p.m., FOX

Sunday, Feb. 7

Super Bowl 50: AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 5:30 p.m., CBS

Picks

After batting .500 yesterday, let's try again today. I fully expect the Seahawks to win their game even with Marshawn Lynch out, because Christine Michael is finally transforming into the fantasy superhero I knew he was, and Russell Wilson is simply too good to contain right now. I'll also hitch my wagon to the Packers, who should be able to beat Washington even with Aaron Rodgers looking very mortal.

Find our pick prediction engine below.