It's time for the NFL to get wild.
The NFL's Wild Card Weekend gets underway with a pair of elimination games on Saturday. The second season kicks off with the Indianapolis Colts (11-5) hosting the Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will become just the 10th second-year quarterback to start his second career playoff game (and Seattle's Russell Wilson will become the 11th next week).
Chiefs vs. Colts
TIME: 4:35 p.m. ET
LOCATION: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
The second game of the Saturday doubleheader will take place in frigid Philadelphia. The NFC East champion Eagles (10-6) will host the New Orleans Saints (11-5). The Saints will be one of two road teams this weekend to visit a division winner with a worse record -- and worse weather. The San Francisco 49ers will take the field in Green Bay on Sunday in what could be one of the coldest games in NFL history.
Saints vs. Eagles
TIME: 8:10 p.m. ET
LOCATION: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
The regular-season powerhouses may be resting at home this weekend but recent history suggests the eventual Super Bowl winner will be in action on Saturday or Sunday. Six of the last eight Super Bowl Champions began their playoff runs playing on Wild Card Weekend.
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The Saints will head to Seattle to face the Seahawks next week.
Shayne Graham wins it for the Saints with a 32-yard field goal. Saints win 26-24 and Lincoln Financial Field is quiet.
The Saints have let the clock go down to just 3 seconds and will have Shayne Graham attempt a game-winning FG.
Saints are putting this game away by having their 0M QB hand off to an undrafted rookie RB.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) 4 years ago
Gotta let them score here.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) 5 years ago
Eagles called their final timeout after the Saints ran it up the middle for 4 yards. 1:54 left.
Shayne Graham is about to become either famous or infamous in #Nola.— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) 4 years ago
Drew Brees keeps it himself and goes up the middle for a first down. Now it's the 2-minute warning and the Saints have the ball inside the Eagles' 25-yard line. Saints have 2 timeouts left and the Eagles only have 1.
Foles faked the handoff, rolled to his right and hit Ertz with a short pass for the touchdown. Eagles take a 24-23 lead with 4:54 left in the game.
Hard to overstate the significance of Keenan Lewis' injury. Jackson wasn't doing anything before that injury. Saints can't cover him now.— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) 4 years ago
Eagles have a great drive going. After marching into Saints territory, Foles threw a deep pass and DeSean Jackson drew a pass interference penalty on Corey White. Eagles have the ball inside the 5-yard line.
Saints couldn't move the ball after Brees' deep pass to Meachem and they had to settle for a field goal. The lead is back to six now. 23-17 Saints.
Deep ball to Meachem. ... Not bad to pass once in a while, huh? #Saints down to #Eagles 23.— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) 4 years ago
Eagles cut the Saints' lead to 20-17 after a 31-yard field goal by Alex Henry.
And a big punt return by #Eagles DeSean Jackson lets Philly start on #Saints 40-yard line. Still a game, indeed.— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) 4 years ago
On 3rd and 11, Drew Brees handed it off to Sproles and he only gained about 3 yards. Odd play-call there. The 4th quarter is underway.
On 4th and goal, McCoy gets in and the Eagles are within 20-14
It's 3rd and goal after McCoy makes a ridiculous cutback move before plunging ahead.
Foles finds DeSean Jackson for a big gain and the Eagles are into the red zone. But did Jackson step out?
Mark Ingram powers his way into the end zone and Saints stretch lead to 20-7.
Brees drops a stellar pass into Stills and Saints pick up a first down, approaching midfield.
Riley Cooper gets his eyes upfield before controlling a pass and it cost the Eagles. He was wide open with plenty of room to roam after the catch. Instead, Saints get the ball back.
Brees rolls to his right and finds Lance Moore coming across the middle of the field. Touchdown! Saints lead 13-7 with 10:08 remaining in the third.
Sproles returns punt near midfield after Eagles went backwards. Brees and the Saints offense with their first try of the second half.
Eagles facing a 3rd-and-17 after an intentional grounding. Saints come with pressure on passing down and get the sack. Time to punt.
The Saints kicked off to open the third quarter and Nick Foles and the Eagles' offense are back out on the field.
Shayne Graham's 46-yard field goal just gets inside the right upright and Saints cut Eagles' lead to 7-6 at halftime.
Brees goes down with time ticking away in the second quarter. After the sack, Saints call timeout. Three seconds remaining and field goal attempt coming.