NBC kicks off its NFL Playoff coverage this Saturday, Jan. 7, at 8:15 p.m. ET with an NFC Wild Card matchup, when Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks (NFC West, 10-5-1) host Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions (NFC North, 9-7) at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. NBC's NFL Wild Card coverage on Saturday begins at 7:30 p.m. with a special edition of "Football Night In America."
Detroit looks to bounce back from a 31-24 loss to the Packers last week on NBC's "Sunday Night Football." Stafford has passed for at least 300 yards in each of his two career postseason games, and is averaging 351.5 yards per game this season. The Lions are in the playoffs for the second time in the past three seasons, but are looking for their first playoff victory since 1991.
For the fifth straight season, the Seattle Seahawks are headed to the playoffs, the longest streak in franchise history. The Seahawks have won their last nine home playoff games, and have never lost in the postseason at home under head coach Pete Carroll. In the past five seasons, Seattle has won three division titles and advanced to the Super Bowl twice, winning Super Bowl XLVIII.
The teams last met in Week 4 of 2015, with the Seahawks winning 13-10 at home.