2023 NFL playoff schedule, updated bracket: dates, times, TV, streaming AFC, NFC for each postseason round

2023 NFL playoff schedule, updated bracket: dates, times, TV, streaming AFC, NFC for each postseason round

The Chiefs and Eagles took one step closer to the Super Bowl with wins in the divisional round on Saturday and two other teams will have a chance to join them on Sunday.

The Bengals and Bills will kick off the action in Buffalo on Sunday afternoon. The winner of that game will advance to the AFC Championship, where they will face Kansas City. The Chiefs punched their ticket to the AFC title with a 27-20 win over the Jaguars.

Even though the Chiefs won, everyone in Kansas City will be holding their breath as they wait to hear an update on Patrick Mahomes’ health this week. The Chiefs QB hurt his ankle in the first quarter and missed almost the entire second quarter before returning in the second half.

The Chiefs’ victory means Kansas City will advance to the AFC Championship for the fifth consecutive season, tied for the second-longest streak with the Raiders from 1973-77. NFL history, trailing only the Patriots (2011-18).

In the NFC, the Cowboys and 49ers will play in Sunday’s final game with the winner going to Philadelphia to face the Eagles in the NFC title game. The Eagles advanced after beating the Giants 38-7 on Saturday night.

With that in mind, here’s a look at the whole thing postseason schedule and stretch.

Super Wild Card weekend

January 14, Saturday

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

January 15, Sunday

  • (2) Bills over 34-31 (7) Dolphins. The Dolphins came into this game the biggest underdog in wild card round history (+14) and despite those odds, they were still able to give the Bills a big scare. In the end, the Bills were able to avoid the upset thanks to Josh Allen (352 passing yards, three touchdowns) and a defense that came up with multiple big plays, two turnovers, four sacks and an ice-cold fourth down. 2:30 left in the game.
  • (6) the giants Over 31-24 (3) Vikings. New York was able to pull off the upset of Minnesota thanks to a historic performance from Daniel Jones, who became the FIRST QB in NFL playoff history to throw at least 300 and two touchdowns while adding at least 70 yards on the ground. Not only did Jones throw for 301 yards, he was also the game’s leading rusher with 78 yards on 17 carries. The win over Minnesota earned the Giants their first playoff appearance since the Patriots beat them Super Bowl XLVI in February 2012.
  • (3) flares 24-17 over (6) Ravens. The Ravens had Cincinnati on the ropes for most of this game, but the Bengals were able to escape with the win thanks to a defense that produced one of the greatest plays in NFL postseason history. At the Ravens’ one-yard line in Cincinnati, Tyler Huntley fumbled and Sam Hubbard returned it 98 yards for what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown.

January 16, Monday

  • (5) the cowboys Over 14-31 (4) the buccaneers. The Cowboys dominated this game from start to finish, and a big reason that happened was because of Dak Prescott, who historically had a big night. The Cowboys QB set a franchise record with five total touchdowns (four passing, one rushing) while throwing for 305 yards. The only Cowboys player who struggled in this game was kicker Brett Maher, who missed an NFL-record four extra points. The Cowboys will now have to decide if they want to keep him for Sunday’s game in San Francisco.

League Round

January 21, Saturday

  • (1) Chiefs out 27-20 (4) Jaguars. After leaving the game in the second quarter with a serious ankle injury, Patrick Mahomes returned in the second half to lead the Chiefs to victory. Playing on one foot didn’t seem to slow him down, as he completed 10 of 10 passes for 107 yards after suffering the injury. The Chiefs’ defense made two key changes in the fourth quarter to help push Kansas City to its fifth straight AFC title game.
  • (1) the eagles 38-7 over (6) Giants. The Eagles jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead and then cruised to victory. The Eagles were able to get the win thanks to a defense that collected five sacks and a rushing attack that totaled 268 yards on the ground. Jalen Hurts also had a big night, and more importantly, his shoulder looked fully healthy as he scored three touchdowns (two passing and one rushing).

January 22, Sunday

  • (3) Bengals at (2) Bills (-6), 3 pm ET (CBS, still broadcast). Paramount+). This game will be played 20 days after the original game was canceled due to Damar Hamlin’s condition. With Hamlin back home in Buffalo, it wouldn’t be a surprise at all if he goes to this game. In this game, Joe Burrow and Josh Allen will face each other for the first time.
  • (5) Cowboys (2) 49ers (-4), 6:30 p.m. ET (Fox, broadcast fuboTV). The 49ers didn’t play the Cowboys this year, but the two teams met last January in a playoff game that went down the stretch. The 49ers’ 23-17 wild-card victory last season wasn’t decided until the Cowboys inevitably called a QB draw in the final seconds, even though they didn’t have a timeout. That game was played in Dallas, but this time, it will be played in San Francisco.

Championship Sunday

January 29

NFC Championship

  • 49ers/Cowboys (1) at Eagles, 3:00 PM ET (Fox, transmitting fuboTV)

AFC Championship

  • Bills/Bengals vs. (1) Chiefs 6:30 p.m. ET (CBS, play it Paramount+)

Note: if invoices and The leaders They end up playing each other in the AFC Championship, then played at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. If the Bengals play the Chiefs, then the game will be in Kansas City.

Super Bowl LVII

February 12

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

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