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NFL playoff schedule 2016: Steelers vs. Bengals on Wild Card weekend for right to face Broncos

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals will lock horns on Saturday night. Check out the date and time of not only this AFC Wild Card game, but the complete schedule for this Wild Card weekend.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals will square off in the AFC Wild Card round of the AFC Playoffs, and this game will be the rubber match between these AFC North rivals. The two teams split the regular season series, both winning on the road, and what better way to settle the score than in the playoffs?

The Steelers and Bengals both have some playoff demons to exorcise. Pittsburgh hasn't won a playoff game since their 2010 trip to Super Bowl 45, and the Bengals not only are 0-6 under Marvin Lewis in the playoffs, they haven't won a playoff game since Boomer Esiason was the quarterback of the team.

If the Steelers can beat the Bengals this Saturday night, they will advance to play the Denver Broncos in Mile High in the Divisional round of the postseason.

The Steelers vs. Bengals game isn't the only playoff game on this Wild Card Weekend. Get the complete schedule below for your viewing pleasure. (All times Eastern)

First round bye (AFC)

1 - Denver Broncos (12-4) - Sunday, Jan. 17, 4:40 p.m., CBS

2 - New England Patriots (12-4) - Saturday, Jan. 16, 4:35 p.m., CBS

Wild Card Weekend (AFC)

3 - Cincinnati Bengals (12-4) vs. 6 - Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6) - Saturday, Jan. 9, 8:15 p.m., CBS

4 - Houston Texans (9-7) vs. 5 - Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) - Saturday, Jan. 9, 4:25 p.m., ESPN/ABC
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First round bye (NFC)

1 - Carolina Panthers (15-1) - Sunday, Jan. 17, 1:05 p.m., FOX

2 - Arizona Cardinals (12-4) - Saturday, Jan. 16, 8:15 p.m., NBC

Wild Card Weekend (NFC)

3 - Minnesota Vikings (11-5) vs. 6 - Seattle Seahawks (10-6) - Sunday, Jan. 10, 1:05 p.m., NBC

4 - Washington Redskins (9-7) vs. 5 - Green Bay Packers (10-6) - Sunday, Jan. 10, 4:40 p.m., FOX

Saturday, Jan. 16

AFC Divisional Round Game 1: New England Patriots vs. highest seed, 4:35 p.m., CBS
NFC Divisional Round Game 1: Arizona Cardinals vs. highest seed, 8:15 p.m., NBC

Sunday, Jan. 17

NFC Divisional Round Game 2: Carolina Panthers vs. lowest seed, 1:05 p.m., FOX
AFC Divisional Round Game 2: Denver Broncos vs. lowest seed, 4:40 p.m., CBS

Sunday, Jan.24

AFC Championship: AFC Divisional Round winners, 3 p.m., CBS
NFC Championship: NFC Divisional Round winners, 6:40 p.m., FOX

Sunday, Feb. 7

Super Bowl 50: AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6:30 p.m., CBS