FOXBOROUGH -- The Patriots will play their first postseason game at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 against the Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, or Cincinnati Bengals.
The NFL released the wild card and divisional round playoff schedule Sunday evening.
Here's the schedule:
Wild card playoffs
Saturday Jan. 4
AFC: 4:35 p.m. (ET) -- Chiefs at Colts (NBC)
NFC: 8:10 p.m. (ET) -- Saints at Eagles/Cowboys (NBC)
Sunday Jan. 5
AFC: 1:05 p.m. (ET) -- Chargers at Bengals (CBS)
NFC: 4:40 p.m. (ET) -- 49ers at Packers (FOX)
Saturday Jan. 11
NFC: 4:35 p.m. (ET) Packers/49ers/Saints at Seahawks (FOX)
AFC: 8:15 p.m. (ET) Bengals/Colts/Chiefs at Patriots (CBS)
Sunday Jan. 12
NFC: 1:05 p.m. (ET) Eagles/Cowboys/Packers/49ers at Panthers (FOX)
AFC: 4:40 p.m. (ET) Colts/Chiefs/Chargers at Broncos (CBS)