The 2023 NFL playoffs have finally arrived and this year’s format will once again include a total of 14 teams –seven from each conference with the top seeds automatically getting a first-round bye. Six games will take place on Wild Card Weekend under the following format for each conference:
2023 NFL Wild Card Weekend Format :
No. 2 Seed (host) vs No. 7 Seed
No. 3 Seed (host) vs No. 6 Seed
No. 4 Seed (host) vs No. 5 Seed
The Wild Card winners will advance to the Divisional round where they will face the top seeds in each conference. See below to find out the 2023 NFL playoff format and schedule.
When do the 2023 NFL Playoffs Start?
The 2023 NFL playoffs begin on Saturday, January 14, 2023.
2023 NFL Playoff Schedule
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Sunday, January 29
NFC Championship Game:
San Francisco 49ers vs Philadelphia Eagles – 3:00 p.m. ET on Fox
Where: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
AFC Championship Game:
Cincinnati Bengals vs Kansas City Chiefs – 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS
Where: Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri
Jaguars (4) vs Chiefs (1)
Final Score: Chiefs 27, Jaguars 20
Giants (6) vs Eagles (1)
Final Score: Eagles 38, Giants 7
Bengals (3) vs Bills (2
Final Score: Bengals 27, Bills 10
Cowboys (5) vs 49ers (2)
Final Score: 49ers 19, Cowboys 12
Seahawks (7) vs 49ers (2)
Final Score: 49ers 41, Seahawks 23
Final Score: Jaguars 31, Chargers 30
Dolphins (7) vs Bills (2)
Final Score: Bills 34, Dolphins 31
Giants (6) vs Vikings (3)
Final Score: Giants 31, Vikings 24
Final Score: Bengals 24, Ravens 17
When is the Super Bowl?
This year’s Super Bowl will take place at State Farm Stadium–home of the Arizona Cardinals– in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. ET on Fox. The last time the Super Bowl was contested in Arizona was in 2015, Super Bowl XLIX when the New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks.
How will overtime work in the 2023 NFL playoffs?
After Kansas City’s exciting 42-36 overtime victory over the Bills in last year’s divisional round, when Kansas City scored a touchdown on the first possession of OT denying the Bills a chance to touch the ball, the league has made a change to its postseason rules. Each team will now have an opportunity to possess the ball in overtime. See below for the NFL’s official postseason OT rules:
2023 NFL Playoffs Overtime Rules:
If the score is still tied at the end of an overtime period — or if the second team’s initial possession has not ended — the teams will play another overtime period. Play will continue regardless of how many overtime periods are needed for a winner to be determined.
There will be a two-minute intermission between each overtime period. There will not be a halftime intermission after the second period.
The captain who lost the first overtime coin toss will either choose to possess the ball or select which goal his team will defend unless the team that won the coin toss deferred that choice.
Each team will have an opportunity to possess the ball in overtime.
Each team gets three timeouts during a half.
The same timing rules that apply at the end of the second and fourth regulation periods also apply at the end of a second or fourth overtime period.
If there is still no winner at the end of a fourth overtime period, there will be another coin toss, and play will continue until a winner is declared.
RELATED: NFL overtime rules and procedures
2023 NFL Playoff Picture and Super Bowl History:
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