NFL playoff schedule: Dates, times, TV channels for every 2022 postseason game

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Written By Jacob Camenker


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The 2022 NFL playoffs are present and the NFL volition soon crown different champion successful Super Bowl 55. That is, if Tom Brady and the Buccaneers don't repetition arsenic champions.

Brady and the Bucs are hoping to beryllium the archetypal repetition Super Bowl winners since Brady's Patriots did it successful 2003 and 2004. This year, Tampa Bay volition participate the postseason arsenic the NFC South victor — they were a Wild Card squad past twelvemonth — but they won't person the vantage of playing the Super Bowl connected location soil.

Instead, it volition beryllium the Rams and Chargers who tin trust connected location turf to, potentially, enactment them implicit the top. Of course, neither is the No. 1 effect successful their respective conferences — those beryllium to the Titans and Packers respectively — but if either squad does marque it that far, they get to play successful beforehand of a affable assemblage astatine SoFi Stadium.

MORE: Watch NFL playoff games unrecorded with fuboTV (free trial)

Having that bye has go truthful overmuch much captious nether the NFL's caller 14-team postseason format. The No. 1 seeds successful each league are the lone teams to get a week off, truthful they person a important remainder (and usually, health) vantage implicit different squads. That doesn't mean a squad playing connected Wild Card play can't win; the Buccaneers proved that past year. But it makes being the No. 1 effect that overmuch better.

The NFL playoffs are wide unfastened this year, arsenic determination isn't a genuinely ascendant squad league-wide. The Packers person been the astir consistent, but they haven't made a Super Bowl since 2011. Until they get implicit the hump, it's excessively aboriginal to crown them the squad to beat, particularly with Brady's Bucs and a fewer different rock-solid teams lurking.

NFL PLAYOFFS: How playoff bracket, seeding works aft 17-game season

Here's a look astatine the afloat playoff tract and bracket for 2022:

NFL playoff bracket 2022

Here's a look astatine the implicit NFL playoff bracket for 2022:


1. Tennessee Titans (bye)
2. Kansas City Chiefs vs. 7. Los Angeles Chargers
3. Cincinnati Bengals vs. 6. Indianapolis Colts
4. Buffalo Bills vs. 5. New England Patriots


1. Green Bay Packers (bye)
2. Los Angeles Rams vs. 7. Philadelphia Eagles
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. 6. San Francisco 49ers
4. Dallas Cowboys vs. 5. Arizona Cardinals

When bash the NFL playoffs commencement 2022?

  • Start date: Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022

Wild Card play volition statesman connected Saturday, Jan. 15 with 2 games. There volition beryllium 3 games connected Sunday day portion the sixth — and last — Wild Card crippled volition instrumentality spot connected Monday night. It volition people the archetypal "Monday Night Football" playoff crippled nether the NFL's expanded 14-game postseason format.

How to ticker NFL playoff games connected TV, unrecorded stream

  • TV networks: ESPN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox
  • Live stream: ESPN+, Paramount+, fuboTV, DAZN (Canada)

The NFL playoff games volition aerial connected the aforesaid networks that amusement the regular play games. CBS, Fox and NBC volition broadcast astir of them, with NBC having the rights to the Super Bowl successful 2022, portion ESPN and ABC volition harvester to broadcast a mates of Wild Card games, including the archetypal "Monday Night Football" Wild Card crippled of each time.

Streamers volition beryllium capable to drawback the games successful a assortment of ways. ESPN+ volition transportation the ESPN games, Paramount+ volition person the CBS games, Peacock volition unrecorded watercourse the NBC games and the aptly-named Fox Sports app volition marque Fox's games disposable for all.

NFL playoff games tin besides beryllium streamed unrecorded online with a subscription to fuboTV, which comes with a free trial.

DAZN volition beryllium carrying NFL playoff games successful Canada.

NFL playoff docket 2022

Wild-card round

Saturday, Jan. 15

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
AFC/NFC Wild-Card Round 4:35 p.m. ET TBD fuboTV
AFC/NFC Wild-Card Round 8:15 p.m. ET TBD fuboTV

Sunday, Jan. 16

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
AFC/NFC Wild-Card Round 1:05 p.m. ET TBD fuboTV
AFC/NFC Wild-Card Round 4:40 p.m. ET TBD fuboTV
AFC/NFC Wild-Card Round 8:15 p.m. ET TBD fuboTV

Monday, Jan. 17

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
AFC/NFC Wild-Card Round 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN ESPN App, fuboTV

Divisional round

Saturday, Jan. 22

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
AFC Divisional Round TBA TBA fuboTV
NFC Divisional Round TBA TBA fuboTV

Sunday, Jan. 23

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
AFC Divisional Round TBA TBA fuboTV
NFC Divisional Round TBA TBA fuboTV

Conference championships

Sunday, Jan. 30

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
AFC Championship Game 3:05 p.m. ET CBS Paramount+, fuboTV
NFC Championship Game 6:40 p.m. ET Fox Fox Sports app, fuboTV

Super Bowl 56

Sunday, Feb. 13

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
Super Bowl 56 6:30 p.m. ET NBC NBC Sports app, fuboTV

When is Super Bowl 56 successful 2022?

  • Date: Sunday, Feb. 13
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: SoFi Stadium successful Los Angeles, Calif.

Super Bowl 56 volition beryllium played astatine SoFi Stadium successful Los Angeles for the archetypal clip successful the stadium's little history. The arena opened its doors connected Sept. 8, 2020, though nary fans attended the archetypal crippled owed to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Super Bowl 55 was played astatine Raymond James Stadium successful Tampa Bay, Fla. past year. The Buccaneers became the archetypal squad to triumph the Super Bowl connected their location turf; the Rams and Chargers volition anticipation to marque it hap for the 2nd clip successful arsenic galore years.

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