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

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The Chiefs and Eagles each moved one step closer to the Super Bowl by winning in the division round on Saturday and two more teams will have the chance to join them on Sunday.

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

Even though the Chiefs won, everyone in Kansas City will be holding their breath this week awaiting an update on Patrick Mahomes’ health. The Chiefs QB injured his ankle in the first quarter and missed nearly all of the second quarter before returning in the second half.

The Chiefs’ win means Kansas City is on its way to the AFC Championship for a fifth consecutive season, tied with the 1973-77 Raiders for the second-longest streak in NFL history, behind only the Patriots (2011/18).

In the NFC, the Cowboys and 49ers will play in the late game on Sunday, with the winner going to Philadelphia to face the Eagles in the NFC title game. The Eagles advanced after a dominant 38-7 victory over the Giants on Saturday night.

With that in mind, here’s a look at the full post-season schedule and series.

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 by Trevor Lawrence, but they recovered to get the stunning victory, largely due to Lawrence, who threw four touchdown passes.

Sunday January 15

  • (2) Bills 34-31 above (7) Dolphins. The Dolphins went into this game as the biggest underdog in wild card round history (+14) and despite those odds, they were still able to give the Bills a good scare. In the end, the Bills were able to stave off the upset thanks to Josh Allen (352 passing yards, three touchdowns) and a defense that came up with several big plays, including two turnovers, four sacks and a fourth down stop that was ice cold. the game with only 2:30 left to play.
  • (6) Giants 31-24 over (3) Vikings. New York was able to get upset in Minnesota thanks to a historic performance by Daniel Jones, who became the FIRST QB in NFL playoff history to throw for at least 300 and two touchdowns, while also throwing at least 70 yards on the added soil. Not only did Jones throw for 301 yards, but he was the game’s leading rusher with 78 yards on 17 carries. The win over Minnesota marked the Giants’ first playoff win since defeating the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI in February 2012.
  • (3) Bengal 24-17 over (6) Raven. The Ravens had Cincinnati in control for most of this game, but the Bengals managed to escape with a victory thanks to their defense, which came on with one of the greatest plays in NFL postseason history. With the Ravens on Cincinnati’s one-yard line, Tyler Huntley fumbled and Sam Hubbard returned that fumble 98 yards for what ended up being the game-winning touchdown.

Monday January 16

  • (5) Cowboys 31-14 over (4) Buccaneers. The Cowboys dominated this game from start to finish, and a big reason why that happened was because of Dak Prescott, who had a historic big night. The Cowboys QB set a franchise record with five total touchdowns (four passes, one rush) while also throwing for 305 yards. The only Cowboys player to struggle in this game was kicker Brett Maher, who missed an NFL-record four extra points. The Cowboys will now have to decide whether to keep him for Sunday’s game in San Francisco.

Division round

Saturday January 21

  • (1) Chiefs 27-20 over (4) Jaguars. After leaving the game in the second quarter due to 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 15 passes for 107 yards after sustaining the injury. The Chiefs defense also came up with two key turnovers in the fourth quarter to propel Kansas City to its fifth straight AFC title game.
  • (1) Eagles 38-7 over (6) Giants. The Eagles jumped out to a 28–0 halftime lead and then went on to win. The Eagles were able to pull off the dominant victory thanks to a defense that collected five sacks and a rushing offense that totaled 268 yards on the ground. Jalen Hurts also had a great night, and more importantly, his shoulder looked completely healthy with a total of three touchdowns (two passing and one rushing).

Sunday January 22

  • (3) Bengals at (2) Bills (-6), 3 p.m. ET (CBS, stream on Paramount+). This game is played exactly 20 days after their original game was canceled due to the situation involving Damar Hamlin. Now that Hamlin is back home in Buffalo, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if he attended this game. This matchup sees Joe Burrow and Josh Allen face each other for the first time.
  • (5) Cowboys at (2) 49ers (-4), 6:30 p.m. ET (Fox, stream on fuboTV). The 49ers didn’t play the Cowboys this year, but these two teams did meet last January in a playoff game at stake. The 49ers’ 23-17 wild card victory last season was only decided when the Cowboys inexplicably called a QB draw in the final seconds even though they had no timeouts. That game was played in Dallas, but this time the game will be played in San Francisco.

Championship Sunday

January 29

NFC Championship

  • 49ers/Cowboys at (1) Eagles, 3 p.m. ET (Fox, streaming on fuboTV)

AFC Championship

  • Bills/Bengal vs. (1) Chiefs 6:30 PM ET (CBS, continue streaming Paramount+)

Remark: When the Bills and Chiefs play each other in the AFC Championship, the game will be played at Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium. When the Bengals play the Chiefs, the game is in Kansas City.

Super Bowl IVII

12th of February

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

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