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

After a wild season, the NFL playoffs are lastly right here and should you like rematches, then you definitely’re undoubtedly going to like what the NFL has in retailer for Super Wild Card Weekend starting on Saturday.

All six video games from the opening round will characteristic a rematch from the common season, marking simply the fifth time since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970 that the opening round will characteristic all rematches. Before this 12 months, the final time it had occurred was in 2009.

Although there shall be some acquainted faces this 12 months — Hello, Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes — there can even be three groups who’re in the playoffs for the first time in a number of years with the Jaguars (2017), Giants (2016) and Dolphins (2016) all making their first postseason journey in not less than 5 years.

As for Brady, he’ll truly be in an unfamiliar place this 12 months. The NFL legend shall be main the 8-9 Buccaneers, who shall be going into the postseason as simply the sixth crew ever to make the playoffs with a shedding document. Brady’s first recreation shall be coming towards a Cowboys crew that he is by no means misplaced to in his profession (7-0).

And remember, this postseason might additionally give us a twist: If the Bills and Chiefs find yourself taking part in one another in the AFC Championship, then the recreation shall be performed at a impartial website. However, there is no assure that recreation will occur as a result of the defending AFC Champs — the Cincinnati Bengals — might need one thing to say about that.

So when and the place will everybody be taking part in throughout the postseason?

Let’s get to the playoff schedule and discover out.

Super Wild Card Weekend

Saturday, Jan. 14

  • (7) Seahawks at (2) 49ers (-10), 4:30 p.m. ET (Fox, stream on fuboTV). These two division rivals have performed one another twice this 12 months and the 49ers protection shut down the Seahawks every time. Back in Week 2, the Niners beat the Seahawks 27-7. San Francisco adopted that up with a 21-13 win in Week 15. The solely factor that may be working in Seattle’s favor is the indisputable fact that rookie quarterbacks are inclined to battle in the playoffs, going 9-18 since 1983.
  • (5) Chargers at (4) Jaguars (+1.5), 8:15 pm ET (NBC, stream on fuboTV). This is a rematch of one of the most shocking video games of the 12 months. Back in Week 3, the Jaguars destroyed the Chargers 38-10 on the street. Trevor Lawrence threw three touchdowns on a day the place the Jags put up 413 yards of complete offense.

Sunday, Jan. 15

  • (7) Dolphins at (2) Bills (-10), 1 p.m. ET (CBS, stream on Paramount+). These two groups cut up their season-series with every crew profitable at house, but it surely’s value holding in thoughts that each video games had been determined by three factors or much less. The large query right here revolves round who shall be beginning at quarterback for the Dolphins. Right now, Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) and Teddy Bridgewater (finger) are each banged up. If they cannot go, Skyler Thompson will get the begin.
  • (6) Giants at (3) Vikings (-3), 4:30 pm ET (Fox, stream on fuboTV). These two performed one of the wildest video games of the season on Christmas Eve in a matchup that wasn’t determined till Greg Joseph hit a 61-yard discipline aim on the last play. This shall be Minnesota’s first house playoff recreation since the Minneapolis Miracle in January 2018.
  • (6) Ravens at (3) Bengals (-6.5), 8:15 pm ET (NBC, stream on fuboTV). It’s not clear if Lamar Jackson (knee) goes to play on Sunday, however even when he does, it should mark his first motion in six weeks if he is on the discipline. Jackson led the Ravens to a 19-17 win over the Bengals again in Week 5, however the Bengals bought their revenge with a 27-16 win in Week 18 to get a cut up of the season collection.

Monday, Jan. 16

  • (5) Cowboys at (4) Buccaneers (+3), 8:15 pm ET (ABC/ESPN, stream on fuboTV). If the Cowboys are going to advance to the divisional round, they will need to do one thing they’ve by no means completed: Beat Tom Brady. The Cowboys are 0-7 all-time towards the Buccaneers QB and that features a Week 1 loss the place Tampa Bay topped Dallas 19-3.

Divisional Round

Saturday, Jan. 21 and Sunday, Jan. 22

The NFL will announce the divisional round schedule throughout the wild card round. Here are two issues we undoubtedly learn about the divisional round: The Chiefs and Eagles shall be internet hosting a recreation and the winner of the Cowboys-Buccaneers recreation shall be performed on Sunday, Jan. 22

Championship Sunday

eat 29

  • NFC Championship, 3:05 p.m. ET (Fox)
  • AFC Championship, 6:40 p.m. ET (CBS)

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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