Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) @ Houston Texans (9-7), 4:30 PM, ABC/ESPN
Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6) @ Cincinnati Bengals (12-4), 8 PM, CBS
Riding a franchise-record 10-game winning streak, Alex Smith and the Chiefs are back in the playoffs poised to end their lengthy postseason drought (22 years) in Saturday’s AFC wild-card round against a Texans team that’s on a roll of its own thanks to some defensive dominance.
The Cincinnati Bengals are heading into the AFC wild-card round with a backup quarterback hoping to end one of the longest postseason droughts in NFL history (25 years). The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to try to stop him with a defense that might be best described as, well, weird.