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2023 NFL playoff schedule, updated bracket: Dates, times, TV, streaming for each round of NFC, AFC postseason

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With three games down within the divisional round, there’s still one left to be played, and that may happen Sunday night in Santa Clara, California, where the Cowboys will face the 49ers. 

The winner of that game will move on to Philadelphia within the NFC Championship. The Eagles advanced after a dominating 38-7 win over the Giants on Saturday night.  

Within the AFC, the Bengals went into Buffalo and absolutely dominated the Bills on Sunday. The Bengals totaled greater than 400 yards of offense as they rolled to a 27-10 win. The victory by the Bengals sets them up in an AFC title rematch with the Chiefs, who beat the Jaguars, 27-20, on Saturday. 

Although the Chiefs won, everyone in Kansas City will likely be holding their breath this week waiting to listen to an update on the health of Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs QB injured his ankle in the primary quarter and missed nearly all the second quarter before returning within the second half. 

Kansas City is headed to the AFC Championship for the fifth straight season, which is tied with the 1973-77 Raiders for the second-longest streak in NFL history, behind only the Patriots (2011-18). If the Chiefs need to get back tot he Super Bowl, Mahomes could have to beat Joe Burrow for the primary time (He’s 0-3 against the Bengals QB). 

With that in mind, here’s a take a look at all the postseason schedule and bracket

Super Wild Card Weekend

Saturday, Jan. 14

  • (2) 49ers 41-23 over (7) Seahawks. The 49ers got a transient scare from the Seahawks on a day where Seattle jumped put to a 17-16 halftime lead. But within the second half, San Francisco broke the sport open with a dominating performance. Brock Purdy threw for 332 yards while also becoming the primary rookie in NFL history to total 4 touchdowns in a playoff game. (Purdy finished with three passing touchdowns and one rushing rating).
  • (4) Jaguars 31-30 over (5) Chargers. The Jaguars won this game by pulling off considered one of the largest comebacks in NFL history. The Jags fell behind, 27-0, early in the sport due largely to 4 interceptions from Trevor Lawrence, but they rebounded to tug off the stunning win, thanks largely to Lawrence, who threw 4 touchdown passes.  

Sunday, Jan. 15

  • (2) Bills 34-31 over (7) Dolphins. The Dolphins went into this game as the largest underdog within the history of the wild-card round (+14) and despite those odds, they were still capable of put a serious scare into the Bills. In the long run, the Bills were capable of stave off the upset because of Josh Allen (352 passing yards, three touchdowns) and a defense that got here up with multiple big plays, including two turnovers, 4 sacks and a fourth-down stop that iced the sport with just 2:30 left to play. 
  • (6) Giants 31-24 over (3) Vikings. Recent York was capable of pull off the upset in Minnesota because of a historical performance from Daniel Jones, who became the FIRST QB in NFL playoff history to throw for at the least 300 and two touchdowns while also adding at the least 70 yards on the bottom. Not only did Jones throw for 301 yards, but he also the sport’s leading rusher with 78 yards on 17 carries. The win over Minnesota marked the Giants’ first playoff victory since they beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI back in February 2012. 
  • (3) Bengals 24-17 over (6) Ravens. The Ravens had Cincinnati on the ropes for many of this game, however the Bengals were capable of escape with a win because of their defense, which got here up with considered one of the largest plays in NFL postseason history. With the Ravens at Cincinnati’s one-yard line, Tyler Huntley fumbled and Sam Hubbard returned that fumble 98 yards for what ended up being the game-winning touchdown. 

Monday, Jan. 16

  • (5) Cowboys 31-14 over (4) Buccaneers. The Cowboys dominated this game from start to complete, and a giant reason why that happened was due to Dak Prescott, who had a historically big night. The Cowboys QB set a franchise record with five total touchdowns (4 pass, one rush) while also throwing for 305 yards. The one Cowboys player who struggled on this game was kicker Brett Maher, who missed an NFL-record 4 extra points. The Cowboys will now have to choose in the event that they need to keep him around for Sunday’s game in San Francisco.  

Divisional Round

Saturday, Jan. 21 

  • (1) Chiefs 27-20 over (4) Jaguars. After leaving the sport within the second quarter attributable to a serious ankle injury, Patrick Mahomes returned within the second half to guide the Chiefs to the win. Playing on one foot didn’t appear to slow him down as he accomplished 10 of 15 passes for 107 yards after suffering the injury. The Chiefs’ defense also got here up with two key turnovers within the fourth quarter to assist propel Kansas City to its fifth straight AFC title game. 
  • (1) Eagles 38-7 over (6) Giants. The Eagles jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead after which coasted to the win from there. The Eagles were capable of pick up the dominating win because of a defense that racked up five sacks and a rushing attack that totaled 268 yards on the bottom. Jalen Hurts also had a giant night, and more importantly, his shoulder looked fully healthy as he totaled three touchdowns (two passing and one rushing). 

Sunday, Jan. 22

  • (3) Bengals 27-10 over (2) Bills. The Bengals offense put up some big numbers, nevertheless it was the defense that stole the show on this game. The Bengals limited the Bills to only 10 points, which was Buffalo’s lowest total of the season. Cincinnati’s offense also got here through with a giant game that included 242 yards and two touchdowns from Joe Burrow together with 105 rushing yards from Joe Mixon
  • (5) Cowboys at (2) 49ers (-3.5), 6:30 p.m. ET (Fox, stream on fuboTV). The 49ers didn’t play the Cowboys this 12 months, but these two teams did meet last January in a playoff game that went right down to the wire. The 49ers’ 23-17 wild-card win last season wasn’t decided until the Cowboys inexplicably called a QB attract the ultimate seconds regardless that they’d no timeouts. That game was played in Dallas, but this time around, the sport will likely be played in San Francisco. 

Championship Sunday

Jan. 29

NFC Championship

  • 49ers/Cowboys at (1) Eagles, 3 p.m. ET (Foxstream on fuboTV)

AFC Championship

  • (3) Bengals vs. (1) Chiefs 6:30 p.m. ET (CBS, stream on Paramount+). The Chiefs will get one other crack at taking down a Bengals team they only have not been capable of beat. Since January 2022, the Chiefs have gone 0-3 against the Bengals, including a loss in last 12 months’s AFC title game. This can game will mark the primary rematch within the AFC Championship because the Ravens-Patriots in 2011 and 2012. 

Super Bowl LVII

Feb. 12

AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, 6:30 p.m. ET (Fox, stream on fuboTV)

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