The NFL playoff picture

Scroll through the photos to see the 12 NFL playoff participants and their first matchup to come.

  • Carolina Panthers: The NFC South champions and No. 2 seed. Will host either the NFC East champion, Green Bay or San Francisco in the NFC divisional playoffs on Sun. Jan. 12 at 1:05 p.m. ET. Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

  • Cincinnati Bengals: The AFC North champions and the No. 3 seed. Will host San Diego in the AFC wildcard game on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 1:05 p.m. ET. Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

  • Denver Broncos: The AFC West champions and No. 1 seed. Will host either Indianapolis, Kansas City or San Diego in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Sun. Jan. 12 at 4:40 p.m. ET. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

  • Green Bay Packers: The NFC North champions and No. 4 seed. Will host San Francisco in the NFC Wildcard Game on Sun. Jan. 5 at 4:40 p.m. ET. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

  • Indianapolis Colts: The AFC South champions and No. 4 seed. Will host Kansas City in an AFC Wildcard Game on Sat. Jan. 4 at 4:35 p.m. ET. Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

  • Kansas City Chiefs: The AFC's No. 5 seed. Will travel to Indianapolis for an AFC Wildcard Game on Sat. Jan. 4 at 4:35 p.m. ET. Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

  • New England Patriots: The AFC East champions and No. 2 seed. Will host either Cincinnati, Indianapolis or Kansas City in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on Sat. Jan. 11 at 8:15 p.m. ET. Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

  • New Orleans Saints: The NFC's No. 6 seed. Will play at Philadelphia in an NFC Wildcard Game on Sat. Jan. 4 at 8:10 p.m. ET. Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

  • Philadelphia Eagles: NFC East champions and No. 3 seed. Will host the New Orleans Saints on Sat., Jan. 4 at 8 p.m. ET in a wildcard game. Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

  • San Diego Chargers: The AFC's No. 6 seed. Will face Cincinnati in an AFC Wildcard Game on Sun. Jan. 5 at 1:05 p.m. ET. Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

  • San Francisco 49ers: The NFC's No. 5 seed. Will travel to Green Bay for an NFC Wildcard Game on Sun. Jan. 5 at 4:40 p.m. ET. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

  • Seattle Seahawks: The NFC West champions and No. 1 seed. Will host either Green Bay, San Francisco or New Orleans in an NFC Divisional Playoff on Sat. Jan. 11 at 4:35 p.m. ET. Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports