Three former Oklahoma State football players will be in action during the NFL playoffs wild-card weekend.
No. 5 Buffalo Bills at No. 4 Houston Texans (AFC)
When: 3:35 p.m.
After being cut by the Dolphins, defensive tackle Vincent Taylor signed with the Bills and played on their practice squad before he was promoted to the active roster due to injuries from Buffalo’s starters. He had six solo tackles in Buffalo’s final three regular-season games.
If Taylor and the Bills win, they’ll have to wait until the conclusion of the Titans-Patriots wild-card game (7:15 p.m. CBS) to know their opponent for the division round. If the No. 3 Patriots win, the Bills will visit No. 1 Baltimore Ravens and former OSU running back Justice Hill. If the No. 6 Titans upset the Patriots, Buffalo will make the trip to No. 2 Kansas City Chiefs (Emmanuel Ogbah is injured).
No. 6 Minnesota Vikings at No. 3 New Orleans Saints
When: 12:05 p.m.
Dan Bailey ended his regular-season on the right foot, scoring 13 points with four made field goals (long of 39) and one extra point. He’s 93.1 percent on field goals this season for seventh in the league with a season-long of 50 yards.
If Bailey and the Vikings win, they’ll visit the No. 1 San Francisco 49ers.
No. 5 Seattle Seahawks at No. 4 Philadelphia Eagles
When: 3:40 p.m.
Defensive back Tre Flowers ended the regular season with a strong out in a loss to Arizona with five solo tackles and a sack. He has 82 tackles (65 solo), two sacks, one forced and one recovered fumble, three interceptions and eight passes defended this season. He recorded had seven tackles (six solo) and an interception in Seattle’s 17-9 win at Philadelphia in Week 12.
Running back Chris Carson sustained a season-ending hip injury against Arizona. He finished his third season with a career-high 1,230 rushing yards on 278 carries and nine total touchdowns (two receiving).
If the Seahawks and Vikings win, Seattle will visit the No. 2 Green Bay Packers (Lane Taylor is injured). If the Seahawks and Saints win, Seattle will visit NFC West Division rival San Francisco.