With two dominant performances in the AFC wild card match ups; the Texans manhandled the Raiders 27-14 and the Steelers blew apart the Dolphins 30-12, the divisional contests are now set!
The New England Patriots host the Houston Texans on Saturday January 14th at 8:15pm on CBS.
The Kansas City Chiefs will welcome the Pittsburgh Steelers to Arrowhead on Sunday the 15th at 1:05pm on NBC.
Both these divisional match ups will be rematches of the regular season. In week 3 the Patriots hosted the Texans in primetime match up that New England won with no problem, 27-0. Tom Brady was still suspended for that game and Jimmy Garoppolo was injured so rookie Jacoby Brissett only threw for 103 yards with no touchdowns while LeGarrette Blount rushed for 105 and two scores.
The next week the Steelers hosted the Chiefs in their own after-hours encounter. It was Le'Veon Bell's first game back from suspension and he rushed for 144 yards while Ben Roethlisberger tossed for 300 yards and 5 scores - two of them to Antonio Brown, and Pittsburgh wiped the floor with KC; 43-14.
While the match up between the Chiefs and Steelers should be a lot closer as the Chiefs have show much improvement from that match up, it's hard to imagine the Texans will have a shot against an even stronger offensive and defensive Patriots team in New England. The road to Super Bowl LI will run through Foxboro and in a few short weeks we will know who will head from the Northeast to down South to face the NFC champion in Houston on February 5th.