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

The 2022 NFL playoffs are here and the NFL will soon crown another Super Bowl 55 champion. That is, if Tom Brady and the Buccaneers don’t repeat as champions.

Brady and the Bucs are hoping to be the first repeat Super Bowl winners since Brady’s Patriots did in 2003 and 2004. This year, Tampa Bay will enter the playoffs as the winners of the NFC South – they were a Wild Card team last year – but they won’t have the advantage of playing the Super Bowl at home.

Instead, it will be the Rams and Chargers who can rely on their home turf to potentially put them over the top. Of course, the No. 1 seed is also not in their respective conferences – those owned by the Titans and Packers respectively – but if either team makes it that far, they can play ahead. a friendly crowd at SoFi Stadium.

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Having that bye has become so much more critical under the NFL’s new 14-team postseason format. The No. 1 seeds in each conference are the only teams with a bye week, so they have a significant rest (and usually health) advantage over other teams. That doesn’t mean a team playing Wild Card weekends can’t win; the Buccaneers proved that last year. But that makes being the No. 1 seed even better.

The NFL playoffs are wide open this year, as there is no truly dominant team league-wide. The Packers have been the most consistent, but they haven’t made a Super Bowl since 2011. Until they get over the hump, it’s too early to crown them the team to beat, especially with the Brady Bucs and a few other rock solid teams. hiding place.

Here’s a look at the full playoff field and bracket for 2022:

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2022 NFL Playoff Table

NFL playoff schedule: dates, times, TV channels for every 2022 postseason game
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Here’s a look at the full NFL playoff bracket for 2022:

FCA

1. Tennessee Titans (BYE)
2. Kansas City Chiefs vs. 7. Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Buffalo Bills vs. 6. New England Patriots
4. Cincinnati Bengals vs. 5. Las Vegas Raiders

NFC

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

When does the NFL playoffs start in 2022?

  • Start date: Saturday January 15, 2022

The Wild Card weekend kicks off on Saturday, January 15 with two games. There will be three games on Sunday afternoon while the sixth and final Wild Card game will take place on Monday evening. This will be the first “Monday Night Football” playoff game in the NFL’s expanded 14-game postseason format.

How to watch NFL playoff games on TV, live

NFL playoff games will air on the same networks that air regular season games. CBS, Fox and NBC will air most of them, with NBC having the rights to the Super Bowl in 2022, while ESPN and ABC will team up to air a few Wild Card games, including the first Wild Card game “Monday Night Football” all the time.

Streamers will be able to follow the matches in different ways. ESPN+ will show ESPN games, Paramount+ will have CBS games, Peacock will live stream NBC games, and the aptly named Fox Sports app will make Fox games available to everyone.

NFL playoff games can also be streamed live online with a fuboTV subscription, which includes a free trial.

In Canada, all NFL playoff games are available for live streaming via DAZN with a subscription.

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Here’s a look at the full NFL playoff bracket for 2022:

FCA

1. Tennessee Titans (BYE)
2. Kansas City Chiefs vs. 7. Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Buffalo Bills vs. 6. New England Patriots
4. Cincinnati Bengals vs. 5. Las Vegas Raiders

NFC

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

2022 NFL playoff schedule

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Saturday January 15

Match Start time TV channel Direct
Raiders vs. Bengals 4:35 p.m. ET NBC Peacock, fuboTV
Patriots vs. Bills 8:15 p.m. ET SCS Paramount+, fuboTV

Sunday January 16

Match Start time TV channel Direct
Eagles versus Buccaneers 1:05 p.m. ET Fox fuboTV
49ers vs. Cowboys 4:40 p.m. ET CBS, Nickelodeon Paramount+, Amazon Prime, fuboTV
Steelers vs. Chiefs 8:15 p.m. ET NBC Peacock, fuboTV

Monday January 17

Match Start time TV channel Direct
Cardinals vs. Rams 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN ESPN app, fuboTV

Divisional Tower

Saturday January 22

Match Start time TV channel Direct
AFC Divisional Tower To be determined To be determined fuboTV
NFC divisional round To be determined To be determined fuboTV

Sunday January 23

Match Start time TV channel Direct
AFC Divisional Tower To be determined To be determined fuboTV
NFC divisional round To be determined To be determined fuboTV

Conference Championships

Sunday January 30

Match Start time TV channel Direct
AFC Championship game 3:05 p.m. ET SCS Paramount+, fuboTV
NFC Championship Game 6:40 p.m. ET Fox Fox Sports app, fuboTV

Super Bowl 56

Sunday February 13

Match Start time TV channel Direct
Super Bowl 56 6:30 p.m. ET NBC NBC Sports app, fuboTV

When will Super Bowl 56 take place in 2022?

  • Dated: Sunday February 13
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Site: SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California.

Super Bowl 56 will be played at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles for the first time in the stadium’s brief history. The arena opened on September 8, 2020, although no fans attended the first game due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Super Bowl 55 was played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida last year. The Buccaneers became the first team to win the Super Bowl on home turf; the Rams and Chargers are hoping to get there for the second time in as many years.

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