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NFL Playoffs: Chiefs vs Texans Wild Card game time, TV schedule, online streaming, announcers, more

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The first playoff game is set to kick off. It pits the AFC South winning Houston Texans against the AFC West runner-up Kansas City Chiefs.

Just weeks ago, the Texans looked like a real long shot to get into the playoffs, but being that the AFC South was aguably the worst division in football, they somehow won the division with a 9-7 record. That gives them homefield advantage over the 11-5 Chiefs.

The Chiefs began the season 1-5 before rattling off 10 straight wins to take one of the two wildcard spots in the AFC. They very nearly took AFC West as well. And they did it without star running back Jamaal Charles who was lost to injury early in the season.

On the injury front for the Texans is Jadeveon Clownely who has been ruled out for the game. But they still have that JJ Watt guy, who is pretty good in his own rite.

Our staff unanimously has the Chiefs winning this game.

Here is the game information:

Kickoff Time: 1:35 pm Pacific (4:35 ET)

TV Broadcast: ESPN/ABC

Announcers: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden

Radio Broadcast: Here's a link to the various radio broadcast channels. Live audio is also included with a subscription to NFL Game Pass.

Online Streaming: Verizon subscribers can watch games live with the NFL Mobile app, though a subscription is required. Since the game is on ESPN, you can also stream the game through ESPN3NFL Game Pass has live audio, and replay after the game is over. If Houston is lucky enough to move on, CBS is streaming all their playoff games online for all you cord cutters out there.

NFL Network Replay: To be determined.

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