NFL playoff bracket 2022: Full schedule, TV channels, scores for AFC & NFC games

With the inaugural Week 18 of the NFL wrapped up, it’s time for the playoffs to begin.

The road to the postseason in Week 18 was wild. The Colts, who were widely expected to win one of two wild-card spots not yet clinched, were beaten by the Jaguars. That removed them from the AFC playoff picture and opened the door for the Steelers to get in after their win over the Ravens. As long as the Chargers and Raiders don’t tie on “Sunday Night Football,” the Steelers will go to the postseason in what is presumed to be Ben Roethlisberger’s final season.

On the NFC side of the bracket, it looked like the Saints would secure the only remaining NFC spot early on. However, the 49ers rallied from a 17-0 second-half deficit against the Rams to earn a 27-24 victory in overtime. The 49ers will be the No. 6 seed because of their win, while the Rams dropped to No. 4 but still won the NFC West thanks to the Cardinals’ 38-30 loss to the Seahawks.

Wild card games begin on Saturday, January 15, with 12 teams competing over three days. Two teams, the Packers and Titans, earned byes in the first round and won’t compete until the divisional rounds the following weekend.

Below is everything you need to know about the 2022 NFL playoff bracket, including a full postseason schedule, TV channels for all playoff games, and scores/results as they come.

2022 NFL playoff bracket

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


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

1. Tennessee Titans vs. 4. Cincinnati Bengals
2. Kansas City Chiefs vs. 3. Buffalo Bills


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

1. Green Bay Packers vs. 6. San Francisco 49ers
2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. 4. Los Angeles Rams

2022 NFL playoff schedule

Wild Card Round

Saturday, January 15

Bengalis 26, Raiders 19
bills 47, Patriots 17

Sunday, January 16

Buccaneers 31, Eagles 15
49ers 23, jeans 17
bosses 42, Steelers 21

Monday, January 17

Rams 34, cardinals 11

divisional round

Saturday, January 22

Match Time (ET) television channel live broadcast
bengals vs titans 16:35 CBS supreme+, fuboTV
49ers vs. Packers 20:15 Fox fuboTV

Sunday, January 23

Match Time (ET) television channel live broadcast
Rams vs Buccaneers 15:05 NBC Peacock, fuboTV
Bills against bosses 18:40 CBS supreme+, fuboTV

conference championships

Sunday, January 30

Match Time (ET) television channel live broadcast
AFC Championship Game 15:05 CBS supreme+, fuboTV
NFC Championship Game 18:40 Fox fox Sports App, fuboTV

Super Bowl 56

Sunday, February 13

Match Time (ET) television channel live broadcast
Super Bowl 56 6:30 pm NBC nbc Sports App, fuboTV

TV channels, live streams for NFL playoff games

This year, CBS, Fox, ABC, NBC and ESPN will broadcast games during the playoffs. NBC is the home of Super Bowl 56 in February.

Viewers can watch every NFL playoff game in 2022 live on fuboTV, offering a free trial.

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

When do the NFL playoffs end in 2022?

  • Start date: Saturday, January 15
  • Final date: Sunday, February 13

The first weekend of the playoffs begins on Saturday, January 15 with the wild card round. Divisional round games are held the following weekend, with the conference championships taking place on Sunday, January 30.

The 2022 Pro Bowl will take place on Sunday, February 6, which is the weekend before the Super Bowl. The NFL season will end on Sunday, February 13, when the Super Bowl takes place.