After eighteen weeks of wild NFL matchups, the 2022-2023 regular season has ended, meaning it’s time for the long-awaited playoffs.

How do the NFL playoffs work?

There are two conferences in the NFL – the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC). The NFL postseason includes seven teams from each conference for a total of 14 teams, including four division winners in each conference and three wild cards. The adjustment from a 12 to 14-team playoff began before the 2020 season and allows one extra wild-card game to take place between the No. 2 and No.7 seeds. 

The NFL playoffs feature two brackets with seven teams on each side. The bracket is strategically formulated to lead into the Super Bowl. There are six wildcard games, four divisional and two conference championship games that contribute to determining which teams will face off at the Super Bowl for the championship title. 

Here’s a breakdown of the 2023 NFL playoff schedule:

  • Wild Card Round: January 14th – January 16th, 2023
  • Divisional Round: January 21st and January 22nd, 2023
  • Conference Championships: January 29th, 2023
  • Super Bowl: February 12th, 2023

NFL Wild Card Weekend schedule and scores

Date Time Matchup Channel Location Stadium Final Score
01/14/23 4:30 PM ET (7) Seahawks at (2) 49ers Fox Santa Clara, CA Levis Stadium 49ers 41, Seahawks 23
01/14/23 8:15 PM ET (5) Chargers at (4) Jaguars NBC Jacksonville, FL TIAA Bank Field Jaguars 31, Chargers 30
01/15/23 1:00 PM ET (7) Dolphins at (2) Bills CBS Orchard Park, NY Highmark Stadium Bills 34, Dolphins 31
01/15/23 3:30 PM ET (6) Giants at (3) Vikings Fox Minneapolis, MN U.S. Bank Stadium Giants 31, Vikings 24
01/15/23 8:15 PM ET (6) Ravens at (3) Bengals NBC Cincinnati, OH Paycor Stadium Bengals 24, Ravens 17
01/16/23 8:15 PM ET (5) Cowboys at (4) Buccaneers ABC/ESPN Tampa, FL Raymond James Stadium Cowboys 31, Buccaneers 14

NFL Divisional Round schedule and scores

With Wild Card Weekend concluded, the divisional round is set!

Date Time Matchup Channel Location Stadium Final Score
01/14/23 4:30 PM ET (4) Jaguars at Chiefs (1) NBC Kansas City, MO GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium Chiefs 27, Jaguars 20
01/14/23 8:15 PM ET (6) Giants at (1) Eagles Fox Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field Eagles 38, Giants 7
01/15/23 3:00 PM ET (3) Bengals at (2) Bills CBS Orchard Park, NY Highmark Stadium Bengals 27, Bills 10
01/15/23 6:30 PM ET (5) Cowboys at (2) 49ers Fox Santa Clara, CA Levis Stadium 49ers 19, Cowboys 12

NFL Championship Sunday schedule

Date Time Matchup Tickets Channel Location Stadium
01/29/23 3:00 PM ET (2) 49ers at (1) Eagles Get Tickets Fox Philadelphia, PA
Lincoln Financial Field
01/29/23 6:30 PM ET (3) Bengals at (1) Chiefs Get Tickets CBS Kansas City, MO
GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium

Super Bowl LVII

The 2022-2023 Super Bowl will take place on February 12th, 2023 and will take place at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ. The game will kick off at 6:30 PM ET and will be on Fox.

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NFL Playoff Picture

We’ll keep the Playoff Picture updated each week with teams still in and teams knocked out of the playoffs. Below is the current Playoff Picture by conference and seed:

AFC NFC
1. Kansas City Chiefs 1. Philadelphia Eagles
2. Buffalo Bills 2. San Francisco 49ers
3. Cincinnati Bengals 3. Minnesota Vikings
4. Jacksonville Jaguars 4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5. Los Angeles Chargers 5. Dallas Cowboys
6. Baltimore Ravens 6. New York Giants
7. Miami Dolphins 7. Seattle Seahawks

NFL Playoff tickets

How much do NFL Playoff tickets cost?

NFL playoff game tickets range in price, but on average, are around $270.00. A number of factors determine the price of NFL playoff game tickets, including the location of the game, the teams playing the game, and the weather.

For example, championship games, whether they be AFC or NFC, are likely to be more expensive than Wild Card round games.

How to get NFL Playoff tickets?

The home team’s season ticket holders receive the majority of NFL Playoff tickets, much like the regular season. The exception, of course, being the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, for football fanatics that are not season ticket holders, this makes attending the more exciting games of the season more challenging.

Thankfully, fans have the opportunity to purchase seats for NFL playoffs through the secondary ticket market. SeatGeek is a great place to find NFL playoff tickets.

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Other things to know about NFL Playoffs

NFL Playoff appearances

Of the active teams currently in the NFL today, here are those that have made the most appearances in playoffs:

  1. Green Bay Packers: 35 appearances
  2. Dallas Cowboys: 34 appearances
  3. Pittsburgh Steelers: 33 appearances
  4. New York Giants: 32 appearances
  5. Los Angeles Rams: 31 appearances

Notable NFL Playoff games

Here are some of the recent top AFC/NFC Championship games: 

  • 1/24/21: Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs 
  • 1/30/22: San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams 
  • 1/21/18: Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots 
  • 1/30/22: Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs 
  • 1/22/17: Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots 

Needless to say, the NFL playoff bracket is not one to be missed. AFC and NFC fans from across the country band together to follow the ever-exciting playoffs leading up to none other than the Super Bowl.

Check back for more updates to the NFL playoff schedule as teams continue to lead their way toward a Super Bowl LVII appearance!