2023 NFL playoff schedule, bracket: Dates, instances, TV, streaming for every round of AFC and NFC postseason

After a Super Wild Card Weekend that actually lived as much as its identify, the divisional round is lastly set.

The Cowboys had been the ultimate crew to punch their ticket to the divisional round, and they did that Monday evening by destroying the Buccaneers. The win over Tampa Bay now earns the Cowboys a visit to San Francisco, the place they’re going to face a 49ers crew that knocked them out of the playoffs final season.

In the opposite NFC recreation, the Giants can be touring to Philadelphia to face an Eagles crew that has already crushed them twice this 12 months. With the Giants, Cowboys and Eagles all within the divisional round, it’s going to mark the primary time because the NFC Central in 1997 that one division despatched three groups to the second round.

In the AFC, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs can be taking part in their first recreation of the postseason after they host the Jaguars on Saturday. The heavyweight match within the AFC will then happen Sunday when the Bills host the Bengals. The two groups had been presupposed to play one another in Week 17, however the recreation was canceled after a daunting incident that noticed Damar Hamlin go into cardiac arrest within the first quarter.

Hamlin is now again in Buffalo, the place he continues to get well.

With that in thoughts, this is a take a look at all the postseason schedule and bracket.

Super Wild Card Weekend

Saturday, Jan. 14

  • (2) 49ers 41-23 over (7) Seahawks. The 49ers acquired a short scare from the Seahawks on a day the place Seattle jumped to a 17-16 halftime lead. But within the second half, San Francisco broke the sport open with a dominating efficiency. Brock Purdy threw for 332 yards whereas additionally changing into the primary rookie in NFL historical past to complete 4 touchdowns in a playoff recreation. (Purdy completed with three passing touchdowns and one speeding rating).
  • (4) Jaguars 31-30 over (5) Chargers. The Jaguars gained this recreation by pulling off one of the most important comebacks in NFL historical past. The Jags fell behind, 27-0, early within the recreation due largely to 4 interceptions from Trevor Lawrence, however they rebounded to tug off the gorgeous win, thanks largely to Lawrence, who threw 4 landing passes.

Sunday, Jan. 15

  • (2) Bills 34-31 over (7) Dolphins. The Dolphins went into this recreation as the most important underdog within the historical past of the wild-card round (+14) and regardless of these odds, they had been nonetheless in a position to put a significant scare into the Bills. In the tip, the Bills had been in a position to stave off the upset due to Josh Allen (352 passing yards, three touchdowns) and a protection that got here up with a number of large performs, together with two turnovers, 4 sacks and a fourth-down cease that iced the sport with simply 2:30 left to play.
  • (6) Giants 31-24 over (3) Vikings. New York was in a position to pull off the upset in Minnesota due to a historic efficiency from Daniel Jones, who turned the FIRST QB in NFL playoff historical past to throw for no less than 300 and two touchdowns whereas additionally including no less than 70 yards on the bottom. Not solely did Jones throw for 301 yards, however he was additionally the sport’s main rusher with 78 yards on 17 carries. The win over Minnesota marked the Giants’ first playoff victory since they beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI again in February 2012.
  • (3) Bengals 24-17 over (6) Ravens. The Ravens had Cincinnati on the ropes for most of this recreation, however the Bengals had been in a position to escape with a win due to their protection, which got here up with one of the most important performs in NFL postseason historical past. With the Ravens at Cincinnati’s one-yard line, Tyler Huntley fumbled and Sam Hubbard returned that fumble 98 yards for what ended up being the game-winning landing.

Monday, Jan. 16

  • (5) Cowboys 31-14 over (4) Buccaneers. The Cowboys dominated this recreation from begin to end, and a giant motive why that occurred was as a result of of Dak Prescott, who had a traditionally large evening. The Cowboys QB set a franchise file with 5 complete touchdowns (4 passes, one rush) whereas additionally throwing for 305 yards. The solely Cowboys participant who struggled on this recreation was kicker Brett Maher, who missed an NFL-record 4 further factors. The Cowboys will now need to determine in the event that they wish to preserve him round for Sunday’s recreation in San Francisco.

Divisional Round

Saturday, Jan. 21

  • (4) Jaguars at (1) Chiefs (-8.5), 4:30 pm ET (NBC). After getting per week off, the Chiefs can be opening their postseason run with a recreation towards a Jaguars crew that they really performed earlier this season. Back in Week 10, the Chiefs beat the Jags 27-17 in a recreation the place Kansas City jumped out to a 20-0 lead earlier than coasting to the win.
  • (6) Giants at (1) Eagles (-7.5), 8:15 pm ET (Fox). These two division rivals can be assembly for the third time this season and the Giants can be hoping this recreation has a special final result than the primary two, which had been each gained by Philadelphia. This will mark the twenty fifth time in NFL historical past {that a} crew has swept its division rival within the common season and then confronted them once more within the playoffs. The crew that went 2-0 through the common season has pulled off the three-game sweep 15 out of 24 instances.

Sunday, Jan. 22

  • (3) Bengals at (2) Bills (-5), 3 p.m. ET (CBS). This recreation can be performed precisely 20 days after their unique recreation was canceled as a result of scenario involving Damar Hamlin. With Hamlin now again house in Buffalo, it would not be shocking in any respect if he had been to attend this recreation.
  • (5) Cowboys at (2) 49ers (-4), 6:30 p.m. ET (Fox). The 49ers did not play the Cowboys this 12 months, however these two groups did meet final January in a playoff recreation that went right down to the wire. The 49ers’ 23-17 wild-card win final season wasn’t determined till the Cowboys inexplicably referred to as a QB draw within the remaining seconds although that they had no timeouts. That recreation was performed in Dallas, however this time round, the sport can be performed in San Francisco.

Championship Sunday

eat 29

  • NFC Championship, 3 p.m. ET (Fox)
  • AFC Championship, 6:30 p.m. ET (CBS)

Note: If the Bills and Chiefs find yourself taking part in one another within the AFC Championship, then the sport can be performed at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Super Bowl LVII

Feb. 12

AFC Champions vs. NFC Champion at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, 6:30 pm ET (Fox)

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