NFL adding Monday night game to opening round of playoffs

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The NFL’s opening round of the playoffs will now feature a Monday night football game, the league announced on Friday.

The added prime time game will conclude the expanded round of the playoffs that the NFL calls “Super Wild Card Weekend.” Two games take place on Saturday (4:35 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.), three on Sunday (at 1:05 p.m., 4:40 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.) and one on Monday (8:15 p.m.).

The NFL last season expanded the playoffs from 12 teams to 14 teams, adding two additional wild card teams. The top team of each conference receives a bye, and the remaining division champions are seeded second, third and fourth, hosting the next three teams of each conference.

The broadcast network for that Monday night game has yet to be determined, the NFL said.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NFL opening round of playoffs to feature Monday night football game

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