2023 NFL playoff schedule, updated bracket: Dates and instances, TV, streaming for 49ers-Eagles and Bengals-Chiefs

The NFL season is formally right down to its ultimate 4 groups and we will be seeing some very acquainted faces on Sunday.

For the second yr in a row, the San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals are all within the convention title spherical. The solely newcomer this yr is the Philadelphia Eagles, who’re taking part in within the NFC Championship for the primary time since 2017.

The Eagles will probably be internet hosting a 49ers staff that knocked off the Cowboys on Sunday persevering with Dallas’ 27-year drought with no convention title sport look.

This the Eagles-49ers sport will give us a matchup of two of essentially the most profitable NFC groups of the twenty first century. Including this yr, the Eagles have now made it to seven NFC title video games, which is essentially the most of any NFC staff since 2000. The 49ers are tied for the second-most with six. Although they’ve each made a number of appearances within the NFC tile sport over the previous twenty years, they’ve by no means performed one another.

In the AFC, we’ll be getting a uncommon rematch. The Bengals-Chiefs sport will mark simply the third time over the previous 35 years that the AFC Championship has been a rematch. The final time it occurred got here in 2011-12 (Ravens-Patriots), and earlier than that, it hadn’t occurred since 1986-87 (Browns-Broncos).

The AFC Championship can also be a rematch of a sport performed again in Week 13, which was received by the Bengals, 27-24. Cincinnati has performed the Chiefs thrice since Jan. 1 2022 and the Bengals have received all three video games.

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

Super Wild Card Weekend

Saturday, Jan. 14

  • (2) 49ers 41-23 over (7) Seahawks. The 49ers obtained a quick 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 sport. (Purdy completed with three passing touchdowns and one speeding rating).
  • (4) Jaguars 31-30 over (5) Chargers. The Jaguars received this sport by pulling off one of many largest comebacks in NFL historical past. The Jags fell behind, 27-0, early within the sport due largely to 4 interceptions from Trevor Lawrence, however they rebounded to tug off the beautiful 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 sport as the most important underdog within the historical past of the wild-card spherical (+14) and regardless of these odds, they had been nonetheless capable of put a significant scare into the Bills. In the top, the Bills had been capable of stave off the upset because of 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 capable of pull off the upset in Minnesota because of 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 sport, however the Bengals had been capable of escape with a win because of their protection, which got here up with one of many largest 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 sport from begin to end, and a giant cause why that occurred was due to Dak Prescott, who had a traditionally large evening. The Cowboys QB set a franchise report with 5 complete touchdowns (4 passes, one rush) whereas additionally throwing for 305 yards. The solely Cowboys participant who struggled on this sport was kicker Brett Maher, who missed an NFL-record 4 additional factors. The Cowboys will now need to resolve in the event that they need to preserve him round for Sunday’s sport in San Francisco.

Divisional Round

Saturday, Jan. 21

  • (1) Chiefs 27-20 over (4) Jaguars. After leaving the sport within the second quarter resulting from a severe ankle damage, Patrick Mahomes returned within the second half to steer the Chiefs to the win. Playing on one foot did not appear to gradual him down as he accomplished 10 of 15 passes for 107 yards after struggling the damage. The Chiefs’ protection additionally got here up with two key turnovers within the fourth quarter to assist propel Kansas City to its fifth straight AFC title sport.
  • (1) Eagles 38-7 over (6) Giants. The Eagles jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead and then coasted to the win from there. The Eagles had been capable of decide up the dominating win because of a protection that racked up 5 sacks and a speeding assault that totaled 268 yards on the bottom. Jalen Hurts additionally had a giant evening, and extra importantly, his shoulder regarded totally wholesome as he totaled three touchdowns (two passing and one speeding).

Sunday, Jan. 22

  • (3) Bengals 27-10 over (2) Bills. The Bengals offense put up some large numbers, nevertheless it was the protection that stole the present on this sport. The Bengals restricted the Bills to only 10 factors, which was Buffalo’s lowest complete of the season. Cincinnati’s offense additionally got here via with a giant sport that included 242 yards and two touchdowns from Joe Burrow together with 105 speeding yards from Joe Mixon.
  • (2) 49ers 19-12 over (5) Cowboys. The 49ers earned their second-straight journey to the NFC Championship by successful a defensive battle with the Cowboys. The 49ers picked off Dak Prescott twice and obtained six factors off these turnovers, and that proved to be the distinction within the sport. Robbie Gould proved to be an enormous weapon for the 49ers, scoring 13 of their 19 factors with 4 area targets and an additional level.

Championship Sunday

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NFC Championship

  • (2) 49ers at (1) Eagles, 3 pm ET (Fox, stream on fuboTV). The NFC’s top-two seeds will meet in Philadelphia in what must be a showdown of epic proportions. The Eagles will probably be displaying up with the NFL’s third-highest scoring offense from the 2022 season and the 49ers will probably be seeking to gradual it down with a protection that gave up the fewest factors within the NFL.

AFC Championship

  • (3) Bengals vs. (1) Chiefs 6:30 pm ET (CBS, stream on Paramount+). The Chiefs will get one other crack at taking down a Bengals staff they simply have not been capable of beat. Since January 2022, the Chiefs have gone 0-3 in opposition to the Bengals, together with a loss in final yr’s AFC title sport. This sport will mark the primary rematch the AFC Championship has seen in back-to-back seasons since Ravens-Patriots in 2011 and 2012.

Super Bowl LVII

Feb. 12

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

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