The NFL’s first 18-week regular season in league history is all said and done, and it’s time for the playoffs.
After months of closely-contested games, tight races to divisional titles and Wild Card spots, and everything in between, NFL fans can officially rejoice as they prepare for the real fun to begin.
That fun includes an extra Wild Card team on either side of the bracket for the second year in a row and a historic Monday night playoff game, paving the way for the a star-studded “Super Wild Card Weekend” from January 15 through January 17.
Don’t worry, Tennessee Titans and Green Bay Packers fans. You’re safe (for now).
Meanwhile, 12 other teams will battle it out for spots in the Divisional Round, with the lowest remaining seeds in the AFC and NFC earning the right to face the Titans and Packers in Nashville and Green Bay, respectively.
As you start to plan out your playoff menus and begin to stress out about your favorite team’s potential path to the Super Bowl, here is the final bracket and schedule now that the 14-team field is officially set.
Saturday, January 15:
- No. 4 Cincinnati Bengals vs. No. 5 Las Vegas Raiders: 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC
- No. 3 Buffalo Bills vs. No. 6 New England Patriots: 8:15 p.m. ET on CBS
Sunday, January 16:
- No. 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. No. 7 Philadelphia Eagles: 1 p.m. ET on FOX
- No. 3 Dallas Cowboys vs. No. 6 San Francisco 49ers: 4:30 p.m. ET on CBS, Nickelodeon, and Amazon Prime Video
- No. 2 Kansas City Chiefs vs. No. 7 Pittsburgh Steelers: 8:15 p.m. ET on NBC
Monday, January 17:
- No. 4 Los Angeles Rams vs. No. 5 Arizona Cardinals: 8:15 p.m. ET on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2