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NFL playoff schedule 2019: How to watch Saturday’s wild-card weekend games

Everything you need to know to enjoy the action

Jacksonville Jaguars v Houston Texans
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The 2018 NFL playoffs begin Saturday with a pair of wild-card games. In the AFC, the Houston Texans host the Indianapolis Colts. In the NFC, the Dallas Cowboys host the Seattle Seahawks.

Let’s break down everything you need to know — including how to watch, listen to and wager on — Saturday’s games.

You can use this as your live thread to discuss the action with other Giants fans who are, of course, wishing Big Blue was taking part in the action.

Indianapolis Colts (10-6) at Houston Texans (11-5)

Game time: 4:35 p.m. ET
Where: NRG Stadium
TV Channel: ESPN/ABC
Announcers: Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten, Booger McFarland, Adam Schefter, Lisa Salters
Radio: WESTWOOD ONE: Mike Tirico, Brian Griese, Hub Arkush | SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 82 (Ind), 83 (Hou) | XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (Ind), 225 (Hou)
Referee: Bill Vinovich
Odds: Texans -1
SB Nation websites: Colts: Stampede Blue | Texans: Battle Red Blog

This game will match a pair of AFC South teams that started the season slow and finished it on fire. The Colts rallied from a 1-5 start to earn a wild-card berth. The Texans, 0-3 after losing to the Giants, fought back to win the division.

The Colts, with quarterback Andrew Luck back in form after missing the 2017 season with a shoulder injury, are in the playoffs for the first time since 2014. The Texans have now won the AFC South in three of the past four seasons.

Seattle Seahawks (10-6) at Dallas Cowboys (10-6)

Game time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Where: AT&T Stadium
TV Channel: FOX
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Chris Myers
Radio: WESTWOOD ONE: Kevin Kugler, Jason Taylor, Ed Werder | SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 82 (Sea), 83 (Dal) | XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (Sea), 225 (Dal)
Referee: Walt Anderson
Odds: Cowboys -2
SB Nation websites: Seahawks: Field Gulls | Cowboys: Blogging The Boys

The Cowboys won the NFC East in 2018 for the third time in five years. The Seahawks placed second in the NFC West, earning a wild-card berth.

SB Nation ‘FanPulse’ voters overwhelmingly think the Seahawks will advance.