Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers Draw Bengals in Primetime for Wildcard Round

January 4, 2016
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Steelers Draw Bengals in Primetime for Wildcard Round

The NFL announced kickoff times for its first two playoff weekends late Sunday night.

The Steelers will play the Cincinnati Bengals in an AFC wild card game at 8:15 p.m. Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium.

The NFL set the playoff schedule for wild card weekend late Sunday night. The Steelers-Bengals game will be televised by KDKA-TV.

It’s the third meeting of the season between the Steelers and the Bengals. The Steelers won the most recent meeting, 33-20, Dec. 13 in Cincinnati. The Bengals beat the Steelers, 16-10, Nov. 1 at Heinz Field.

The Steelers and Bengals met once before in the playoffs. The Steelers beat the Bengals, 31-17, in an AFC wild card game 10 years ago. It was the first of three consecutive road victories en route to Super Bowl XL.

Both AFC wild card games are Saturday Jan. 9. The Chiefs play at the Texans at 4:30 p.m. ET to start off the weekend, and the Steelers-Bengals game follows at 8:15 p.m.

Sunday starts with the Seahawks at the Vikings at 1:05 p.m. The Packers play at the Redskins at 4:40 p.m.

ESPN has the Chiefs-Texans game with a simulcast on ABC, while CBS has Steelers-Bengals. Sunday, NBC gets Seahawks-Vikings and FOX gets Packers-Redskins.

The following weekend, the Patriots will play on Saturday Jan. 16 at 4:35 p.m. ET, with the Cardinals hosting the Saturday night game. On Sunday Jan. 17, the Panthers will play the lowest remaining NFC seed followed by the Broncos playing the lowest remaining AFC seed.