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Dolphins’ kickoff date, time announced for playoff game against Bills – Boston Herald

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The Miami Dolphins’ wild-card-round playoff game against the Buffalo Bills will kick off at 1 p.m. next Sunday, the NFL announced.

The No. 7-seed Dolphins (9-8) return to Orchard Park, N.Y. and Highmark Stadium to play the No. 2-seed Bills (13-3) after playing there on Dec. 17 and losing, 32-29, on a last-second field goal in Week 15. Miami split the season series with Buffalo, winning in Week 3, 21-19, on Sept. 25 at Hard Rock Stadium.

The Dolphins’ first playoff game in six years will air on CBS.

With all six wild-card matchups set after the “Sunday Night Football” loss for the Green Bay Packers against the Detroit Lions, the league announced the full wild-card slate.

Elsewhere in the AFC, the No. 3 Cincinnati Bengals host the sixth-seeded Baltimore Ravens at 8:15 p.m. Sunday and the No. 5 Los Angeles Chargers visit the No. 4-seed Jacksonville Jaguars at 8:15 p.m. Saturday night. The Kansas City Chiefs hold the top seed and have a first-round bye.

In the NFC, the No. 7 Seattle Seahawks play at the No. 2 San Francisco 49ers at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, the No. 6-seed New York Giants visit the third-seeded Minnesota Vikings at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, and the fourth-seeded Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the No. 5-seed Dallas Cowboys in the Monday night slot at 8:15 p.m. on Jan. 16.

The Dolphins will play their first playoff game since the 2016 season, a 30-12 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Jan. 8, 2017.

Here’s the full wild-card playoff schedule:

Saturday, Jan. 14

4:30 p.m.: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers; Fox

8:15 p.m.: Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars, NBC

Sunday, Jan. 15

1 p.m.: Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills, CBS

4:30 p.m.: New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings, Fox

8:15 p.m.: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals, NBC

Monday, Jan. 16

8:15 p.m.: Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, ESPN/ABC

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