Following their No. 2-seed clinching win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at Gillette Stadium, the Patriots won’t play again until Saturday, Jan. 11.
The NFL announced the times for the wild card and divisional rounds of the 2014 playoffs during halftime of Sunday night’s Eagles-Cowboys game. The Patriots will host the primetime Saturday game on CBS, with a kickoff of 8:15, against the Bengals, Chiefs or Colts.
The Patriots have fared quite well in the Bill Belichick era in divisional round Saturday night games, having gone 4-1. The Pats beat the Broncos in the 2011 playoffs, the Jaguars in 2007, the Titans in 2003 and the Raiders in the 2001 Snow Bowl game. The only loss in that time frame came in the 2005 postseason when the Broncos knocked them off in Denver.
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