NFL playoff bracket 2023: Full schedule, TV channels, scores for AFC & NFC games


The 2022 NFL regular season is entering its final act, as the 14-team playoff field will be finalized in Week 18.

NFL fans already had a pretty clear picture of which teams would be playing in the 2023 NFL playoffs entering Week 18. Eleven teams had clinched postseason berths before the action began on Saturday, so just three more teams and overall seeding needed to be decided.

Too, the winner of the Titans-Jaguars game on Saturday night was guaranteed to clinch a playoff berth. So, the only real mystery surrounded the No. 7 seeds in each conference.

The Patriots, Dolphins and Steelers were all in the running for the final spot in the AFC before Miami clinched it thanks to an 11-6 win over the Jets and a loss by New England.

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Meanwhile, the NFC saw the Seahawks clinch the final playoff spot Sunday night. The Lions were eliminated by the Seahawks’ 19-16 overtime win over the Rams, but beat the Packers on “Sunday Night Football” to give Seattle the No. 7 seed.

There were also some questions about how the AFC would look with the Bills vs. Bengals Week 17 game being canceled after Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest. That had an impact on the race for the No. 1 seed and AFC North titles but ultimately proved to be of little consequence in any other area.

Now that the matchups are set, the 2023 NFL playoffs can begin. Below is a breakdown of everything you need to know about the NFL playoff bracket in 2023, including a complete postseason schedule, TV channels for all the playoff games and scores/results as they come.

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NFL playoff bracket 2023

NFL playoff bracket 2023

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Here’s a complete look at the NFL playoff bracket for 2023.

AFC

1. Kansas City Chiefs (BYE)
2. Buffalo Bills vs. 7. Miami Dolphins
3. Cincinnati Bengals vs. 6. Baltimore Ravens
4. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. 5. Los Angeles Chargers

NFC

1. Philadelphia Eagles (BYE)
2. San Francisco 49ers vs. 7. Seattle Seahawks
3. Minnesota Vikings vs. 6. New York Giants
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. 5. Dallas Cowboys

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NFL playoff schedule 2023

Wild-card round

Saturday, Jan. 14

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream Tickets
7. Seattle Seahawks vs. 2. San Francisco 49ers 4:30 p.m. ET Fox FoxSports.com, fuboTV Buy tickets
5. Los Angeles Chargers vs. 4. Jacksonville Jaguars 8:15 p.m. ET NBC Peacock, fuboTV Buy tickets

Sunday, Jan. 15

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream Tickets
7. Miami Dolphins vs. 2. Buffalo Bills 1 p.m. ET CBS Paramount+, fuboTV Buy tickets
6. New York Giants vs. 3. Minnesota Vikings 4:30 p.m. ET Fox FoxSports.com, fuboTV Buy tickets
6. Baltimore Ravens vs. 3. Cincinnati Bengals 8:15 p.m. ET NBC Peacock, fuboTV Buy tickets

Monday, Jan. 16

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream Tickets
5. Dallas Cowboys vs. 4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8 p.m. ET ESPN, ABC ESPN+, fuboTV Buy tickets

Divisional round

Saturday, Jan. 21

Sunday, Jan. 22

Conference championships

Sunday, Jan. 29

Super Bowl 57

Sunday, Feb. 12

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream Tickets
Super Bowl 57 6:30 p.m. ET Fox FoxSports.com, fuboTV Buy tickets

TV channels, live streams for NFL playoff games

This year, CBS, Fox, ABC, NBC and ESPN will broadcast games during the NFL playoffs. Fox owns the rights to Super Bowl 57 and will broadcast the NFC Championship Game while CBS gets the AFC Championship Game.

Streamers can watch all of the NFL playoff games in 2023 live using fuboTV, which offers a free trial.

In Canada, all NFL playoff games are available for live-streaming via DAZN with a subscription.

When do the NFL playoffs end 2023?

  • Start date: Saturday, Jan. 14
  • End date: Sunday, Feb. 12

The first game of the 2023 NFL playoffs will be played on Saturday, Jan. 14 as part of Super Wild Card Weekend. The divisional round will take place the weekend after and the conference championships will be played Sunday, Jan. 29.

The Pro Bowl skills challenge will take place on Sunday, Feb. 5, which is the weekend before the Super Bowl. The NFL season will end on Sunday, Feb. 12 when Super Bowl 57 is played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

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