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Air Force connections in the upcoming NFL playoffs

January 5, 2018 Updated: January 6, 2018 at 12:58 pm
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Air Force connections

photo - New Orleans Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi walks through their NFL football practice in Metairie, La., Thursday, June 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
New Orleans Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi walks through their NFL football practice in Metairie, La., Thursday, June 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) 

The NFL playoffs begin on Saturday, and several with Air Force connections will be involved.

Here’s the list of graduates hoping to join Chad Hennings (class of 1988) and Steve Russ (class of 1995) with Super Bowl rings, along with one team that spent some time at the academy this season.

Wild-card playoffs

Saturday, Jan. 6

AFC - Tennessee at Kansas City, 2:35 p.m., ESPN

NFC - Atlanta at Los Angeles Rams, 6:15 p.m., NBC

Sunday, Jan. 7

AFC - Buffalo at Jacksonville, 11:05 a.m.

NFC - Carolina at New Orleans, 2:40 p.m.

Divisional playoffs

Saturday, Jan. 13

NFC - Host higher seed at Philadelphia, 2:35 p.m.

AFC - Host lower seed at New England, 6:15 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 14

AFC - Host higher seed at Pittsburgh, 11:05 a.m.

NFC - Host lower seed at Minnesota, 2:40 p.m.

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