2023 NFL Playoff Schedule, Bracket: Dates, Times, TV, Streaming for Every Round of NFC and AFC Postseason

After just two games, Super Bowl Wild Card Weekend has already lived up to its name by giving NFL fans a super wild Saturday.

Nearly all of the drama of Day 1 of the NFL playoff came in a game Saturday night in which the Jaguars came back from a 27-point deficit to stun the Chargers, 31-30, with a 36-yard field goal from Riley Patterson at the last play of the game.

Trevor Lawrence threw four interceptions during a first half that saw the Jaguars fall behind, 27-0, but he played near-perfect football after that. The 27-point comeback was the third-largest in NFL postseason history.

In the first game on Saturday, the 49ers also made a comeback, but it was not as dramatic. San Francisco trailed the Seahawks 17-16 at halftime before taking full control in the second half en route to a 41-23 victory. Like Lawrence, Brock Purdy struggled in the first half, but then recovered to throw for 332 yards and three touchdowns for the game. Christian McCaffrey (136 total yards, one TD) and Deebo Samuel (six catches for 133 yards, one TD) also played big roles in the win.

While there are now two games on the books for the wild card round, there are still four to go, so buckle up and get ready.

With that in mind, here’s a look at the full post-season schedule. (And don’t forget there could be a neutral AFC title game this year: If the Bills and Chiefs play each other in the AFC Championship, the game will be played in Atlanta.)

Super Wild Card Weekend

Saturday January 14

  • (2) 49ers 41-23 over (7) Seahawks. The 49ers got a brief scare from the Seahawks on a day when Seattle jumped to a 17–16 halftime lead. But in the second half, San Francisco broke open the game with a dominant performance. Brock Purdy threw for 332 yards and became the first rookie in NFL history to total four touchdowns in a playoff game. (Purdy finished with three passing touchdowns and one rushing score).
  • (4) Jaguars 31-30 left (5) Chargers. The Jaguars won this game by pulling off one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history. The Jags fell behind 27–0 early in the game, largely due to four interceptions from Trevor Lawrence, but they recovered to clinch the stunning victory, largely due to Lawrence, who threw four touchdown passes.

Sunday January 15

  • (7) Dolphins at (2) Bills (-10), 1 p.m. ET (CBS, stream on Paramount+). These two teams shared their season series with each team winning at home, but it’s worth bearing in mind that both games were decided by three points or less. The big question here revolves around who will start as quarterback for the Dolphins. At this point, Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) and Teddy Bridgewater (finger) are both beaten up. If they can’t go, Skyler Thompson gets the start.
  • (6) Giants at (3) Vikings (-3), 4:30pm ET (fox, streaming on fuboTV). These two played one of the wildest games of the season on Christmas Eve in a matchup that wasn’t decided until Greg Joseph scored a 61-yard field goal on the final play. This will be Minnesota’s first home game since the Minneapolis Miracle in January 2018.
  • (6) Raven at (3) Bengal (-6.5), 8:15 p.m. ET (NBC, streaming on fuboTV). It is not clear if Lamar Jackson will play (knee) on Sunday, but even if he does, it will be his first action in six weeks while on the field. Jackson led the Ravens to a 19-17 win over the Bengals in Week 5, but the Bengals retaliated with a 27-16 win in Week 18 to get a cut of the season series.

Monday January 16

  • (5) Cowboys at (4) Buccaneers (+3), 8:15 p.m. ET (ABC/ESPN, streaming on fuboTV). If the Cowboys want to advance to the Division Round, they’ll have to do something they’ve never done before: beat Tom Brady. The Cowboys are 0-7 all-time against the Buccaneers QB and that includes a Week 1 loss in which Tampa Bay defeated Dallas 19-3.

Division round

Saturday January 21 and Sunday January 22

NFC

  • Giants/Buccaneers/Cowboys at (1) Eagles
  • Vikings/Buccaneers/Cowboys at (2) 49ers

If the Giants beat the Vikings on Sunday, they will play the Eagles, leaving the 49ers to receive the Cowboys-Buccaneers winner. If the Vikings win, they play the 49ers, while the Eagles receive the Cowboys-Buccaneers winner. Which ever team receives the Cowboys-Buccaneers winner is sure to play on Sunday, January 22.

AFC

  • Jaguars/Dolphins/Ravens at (1) Chiefs
  • To be determined at to be determined

The NFL announces the division round schedule during the wild card round.

Championship Sunday

January 29

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

Super Bowl IVII

12th of February

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

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