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NFL playoff schedule, Wild Card round, Day 1: Texans-Chiefs, Bengals-Steelers

Three former Bills players are playing in the playoffs today, and all of them are current members of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Two AFC wild card matchups highlight the start of 2015 NFL playoffs action, with the Houston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs squaring off in the early matchup, and the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers providing your nightcap.

Kansas City beat Houston in Houston way back in Week 1, 27-20, before going on a five-game losing streak and then a 10-game winning streak to finish 11-5. The Texans, who won eight of their last 11 games themselves, will look to avenge that loss and move on to the divisional round next weekend.

Cincinnati and Pittsburgh split their season series this year, with Cincinnati logging a 16-10 win in Pittsburgh back in Week 8, and Pittsburgh returning the favor in Cincinnati with a 33-20 win in Week 14. The Bengals are hoping to end a massive playoff losing streak with their backup quarterback, A.J. McCarron, under center.

Who do you think will win today's games?

Texans (9-7) vs. Chiefs (11-5)

  • Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016
  • Time: 4:35 p.m. ET
  • Location: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
  • TV (announcers): ESPN/ABC (Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden)

Bengals (12-4) vs. Steelers (10-6)

  • Date: Saturday, January 9, 2016
  • Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
  • Location: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
  • TV (announcers): CBS (Jim Nantz, Phil Simms)

Three former Bills players will suit up for the Steelers in this one: offensive lineman Doug Legursky, linebacker Arthur Moats, and cornerback Ross Cockrell.