After an unprecedented Week 18 that involved playoff-seeding chaos, the Wild Card Round bracket is set in the NFL, and it involved several former Texas A&M football players playing key roles for their respective teams.
No. 5 Las Vegas Raiders at No. 4 Cincinnati Bengals, Saturday, Jan. 15, 3:30 p.m. CT, NBC
For the Raiders, OL Jermaine Eluemunor helps shore up the offensive line from the guard position and has performed well this season. In Cincinnati, former A&M running back Trayveon Williams carried the ball in Week 18 while some starters rested and could see some time Saturday. After a visit to the Covid-19/reserve list last month, OL Keaton Sutherland remains on the practice quad for the Bengals.
No. 6 New England Patriots at No. 3 Buffalo Bills, Saturday, Jan. 15, 7:15 p.m. CT, CBS
Linebacker Tyrel Dodson has played in 16 games for the Billsand will no doubt see the field against the Patriots on Saturday. He had one sack in the regular season.
No. 7 Philadelphia Eagles at No. 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Jan. 16, 12:00 p.m. CT, FOX
Mike Evans has recorded his league-best eighth straight 1,000-yard receiving season since entering the NFL and is an integral part of the Tom Brady-led passing attack. He also finished the season with a career-high 14 touchdowns, second in the NFL.
No. 6 San Francisco 49ers at No. 3 Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Jan. 16, 3:30 p.m. CT, CBS, Nickelodeon
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Former Aggies safety Donovan Wilson will be roaming the secondary for the Cowboys.
No. 7 Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 2 Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 16, 7:15 p.m. CT, NBC
Tight end Jace Sternberger remains on Pittsburgh's practice squad, while former Aggies linebacker Buddy Johnson was just placed on the injured reserve. Offensive tackle Dan Moore, Jr. is active. For the Chiefs, safety Armani Watts will play on special teams as he has done most of the regular season.
No. 5 Arizona Cardinals at No. 4 Los Angeles Rams, Monday, Jan. 17, 7:15 p.m. CT, ABC/ESPN
Former Aggies standout receiver will Christian Kirk take the field for the Cardinals returning punts and catching passes. For the Rams, Von Miller and Bobby Brown III are active, while Anthony Hines III remains on the practice squad.
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