Hey, Texans fans: Playoff schedule set

Published 11:15 pm Sunday, January 3, 2016

The National Football League has just released its playoff schedule for the 2015-16 season, and the Houston Texans will get to kick off the whole party.

Fresh off clinching the AFC South championship with a 30-6 win over Jacksonville on Sunday, the Texans (9-7) will duke it out with their first opponent of the season, the Kansas City Chiefs, at 3:35 p.m. Saturday at NRG Stadium in Houston. ABC (KBMT-12) or ESPN will carry that game.

Kansas City (11-5), the AFC West runner-up seeded fourth, won the first meeting 27-20 on Sept. 13, but the Chiefs have played the final 11 weeks without Port Arthur Memorial graduate Jamaal Charles, who is out for the season with an ACL tear. Houston is seeded fifth.

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The remainder of the playoff schedule:

Saturday: AFC, No. 6 Pittsburgh (10-6) at No. 3 Cincinnati (12-4), 7:15 p.m., CBS (KFDM-6)

Sunday: NFC, No. 6 Seattle (10-6) at No. 3 Minnesota (11-5), 12:05 p.m., NBC (KJAC-12.2); NFC, No. 5 Green Bay (10-6) at No. 4 Washington (9-7), 3:40 p.m., Fox (KBTV-4)

Jan. 16: AFC, Highest remaining seed vs. No. 2 New England (12-4), 3:35 p.m., CBS; NFC, Highest remaining seed vs. No. 2 Arizona (13-3), 7:15 p.m., NBC

Jan. 17: NFC, Lowest remaining seed vs. No. 1 Carolina (15-1), 12:05 p.m., Fox; AFC, Lowest remaining seed vs. No. 1 Denver (12-4), 3:40 p.m., CBS

Jan. 24, AFC championship game, 2:05 p.m., CBS; NFC championship game, 5:40 p.m., Fox

Jan. 31, Pro Bowl at Honolulu, 7 p.m., ESPN

Feb. 7, Super Bowl 50 at Santa Clara, Calif., 5:30 p.m., CBS



About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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