The NFL playoffs get started on Saturday, January 4th with Wild Card Weekend. There will be a total of four games on Wild Card Weekend with two matchups on January 4 and two more games on January 5. The first game is expected to kickoff at 4:30 p.m. Eastern and the second matchup taking place at 8 p.m. on both days, per FBS Schedules.
The NFL Divisional Round starts on Saturday, January 11 and will have the same setup with a total of four games stretching through Sunday, January 12. The AFC and NFC Championship games will take place on Sunday, January 19. The AFC title game begins the day with a 3:05 p.m. Eastern kickoff on CBS. Fox will once again broadcast the NFC Championship at 6:40 p.m. Eastern.
There will be a week off leading up to Super Bowl LIV in Miami on Sunday, February 2nd with kickoff slated for 6:30 p.m. Eastern.
The 2020 NFL playoffs project to be very intriguing thanks to a number of exciting young quarterbacks. The Ravens have become must-see television with Lamar Jackson’s playmaking abilities. Baltimore will be the No. 1 seed in the AFC. Patrick Mahomes is back for his second postseason run with the Chiefs. There is also a bevy of exciting quarterbacks in the NFC including Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson who are all heading into the postseason.
San Francisco was able to secure the No. 1 seed thanks to a thrilling victory over Seattle. The 49ers needed a goal-line stand to win the NFC West and the top seed in the conference.
Here is a look at what we know so far about the NFL playoff schedule. The Wild Card schedule has been announced as well as the dates and times for the four top seeds in the Divisional Round.
NFL Playoff Schedule 2019-20
|Sat., Jan. 4, 2020||AFC: 5 Bills vs. 4 Texans||4:35 p.m. ABC|
|Sat., Jan. 4, 2020||AFC: 6 Titans vs. 3 Patriots||8:15 p.m. CBS|
|Sun., Jan. 5, 2020||NFC: 6 Vikings vs. 3 Saints||1:05 p.m. Fox|
|Sun., Jan. 5, 2020||NFC: 5 Seahawks vs. 4 Eagles||4:40 p.m. NBC|
|Sat., Jan. 11, 2020||NFC Divisional: TBD vs. 1 49ers||4:35 p.m. NBC|
|Sat., Jan. 11, 2020||AFC Divisional: TBD vs. 1 Ravens||8:15 p.m. CBS|
|Sun., Jan. 12, 2020||AFC Divisional: TBD vs. 2 Chiefs||3:05 p.m. CBS|
|Sun., Jan. 12, 2020||NFC Divisional: TBD vs. 2 Packers||6:40 p.m. Fox|
|Sun., Jan. 19, 2020||AFC Championship||3:05 p.m. CBS|
|Sun., Jan. 19, 2020||NFC Championship||6:40 p.m. Fox|
|Sun., Feb. 2, 2020||Super Bowl LIV (Miami)||6:30 p.m. Fox|
NFC Playoff Matchups
Here are the current NFC playoff matchups. The top two seeds get a first-round bye and host a playoff game in the Divisional Round.
No. 6 Minnesota Vikings vs. No. 3 New Orleans Saints
No. 5 Seattle Seahawks vs. No. 4 Philadelphia Eagles
Bye: No. 1 San Francisco 49ers, No. 2 Green Bay Packers
AFC Playoff Matchups
Here is a look at the current AFC playoff matchups. The top two seeds get a first-round bye and host a playoff game in the Divisional Round.
No. 6 Tennessee Titans vs. No. 3 New England Patriots
No. 5 Buffalo Bills vs. No. 4 Houston Texans
Bye: No. 1 Baltimore Ravens & No. 2 Kansas City Chiefs