NFL playoff schedule: Dates, times, TV channels for every 2023 postseason game

NFL Playoff Bracket 2023

The NFL playoffs are here and it’s safe to say that expectations are sky high after an incredible month of games last year.

Between a four-game division round that all boiled down to the final seconds and a Super Bowl won by a touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter, it’s going to be difficult for the entertainment to keep up with last season’s playoffs.

Somehow the NFL always finds a way. With some of the sport’s finest talent playing on one of the sport’s biggest stages, there will be no shortage of drama on the road to the crowning of a Super Bowl champion.

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Like last year, it’s difficult to pick a clear favorite for the playoffs. The Eagles have looked like the best team in the NFL for most of the year, but some bumps and late-season injuries have called the NFC into question while the 49ers, Cowboys and Vikings wait in the wings.

In the AFC, the Bills and Chiefs have been the best in the conference all season, but the Bengals have been on the mend lately and Justin Herbert could be a wildcard as he makes his first playoff appearance with the Chargers.

Nobody has the answers until the games are played, but we have the timetable for all actions. Here’s what you need to know with the 2023 NFL playoffs schedule set now.

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NFL Playoff Bracket 2023


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


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

When does the 2023 NFL Playoffs start?

  • Start date: Saturday January 14, 2023

The format is the same as last season. Wildcard Weekend starts on Saturday, January 14th with two games, followed by a triple header on Sunday, January 15th and a final wildcard game in ESPN’s Monday Night Football slot on Monday, January 16th. January.

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How to Watch NFL Playoff Games on TV and Live Stream

  • TV channel: ESPN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox
  • Live broadcast: ESPN+, Paramount+, Peacock,, fuboTV, DAZN (Canada)

The NFL playoff games are broadcast on many of the same networks that broadcast games during the regular season. CBS, Fox and NBC will carry most of the games, while ESPN and ABC will carry the wildcard game Monday Night Football for the second straight season. Fox holds the rights to Super Bowl 57 on Sunday February 12th.

Streamers can follow the games in a number of ways. ESPN+ will broadcast the ESPN wild card game, Paramount+ will have the CBS games, Peacock will live stream the NBC games, and the Fox Sports app will make Fox games available to everyone.

NFL playoff games can also be streamed live online with a subscription to fuboTV that comes with a free trial.

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

NFL playoff schedule 2023

Wild Card Round

Saturday January 14th

Matchstart timeTV channelLive broadcasttickets
7. Seattle Seahawks vs. 2. San Francisco 49ers4:30 p.m. ETFoxfuboTVbuy tickets
5th Los Angeles Chargers vs. 4th Jacksonville Jaguars8:15 p.m. ETABCPeacock, fuboTVbuy tickets

Sunday January 15th

Matchstart timeTV channelLive broadcasttickets
7th Miami Dolphins vs. 2nd Buffalo Bills1 p.m. ETCBSParamount+, fuboTVbuy tickets
6th New York Giants vs. 3rd Minnesota Vikings4:30 p.m. ETFoxfuboTVbuy tickets
6th Baltimore Ravens vs. 3rd Cincinnati Bengals8:15 p.m. ETABCPeacock, fuboTVbuy tickets

Monday 16 January

Matchstart timeTV channelLive broadcasttickets
5. Dallas Cowboys vs. 4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers8 p.m. ETESPN, ABCESPN+, fuboTVbuy tickets

division round

Saturday January 21st

Sunday January 22nd

conference championships

Sunday January 29th

Super Bowl 56

Sunday February 12th

Matchstart timeTV channelLive broadcasttickets
Super Bowl 576:30 p.m. ETFoxFox Sports app, fuboTVbuy tickets

When is Super Bowl 57 in 2023?

  • date: Sunday 12 February
  • time: 6:30 p.m. ET
  • location: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

Super Bowl 57 will take place on Sunday February 12th at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. This is the first time the Cardinals’ home stadium has hosted a Super Bowl championship for Tom Brady since Super Bowl 49, when Malcolm Butler’s interception of Russell Wilson sealed a fourth.

The Super Bowl was pushed back a week on the calendar last year when the regular season was extended to 18 weeks. The game is now played on the second Sunday of February every year.

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Interestingly, the last two Super Bowls have been won by the host team. The Buccaneers won Super Bowl 55 in Tampa and the Rams won Super Bowl 56 in Los Angeles. That streak will end this year as the Cardinals missed the playoffs.

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