NFL Playoff Schedule 2022 – Time, Dates, TV channel & Update AFC, NFC playoff brackets

The league has expanded its playoffs length from 12 to 14 teams this season, meaning one more from each conference will be qualified for the post-season and only top seeds in AFC or NFC will carry a first-round bye.

The 2022 NFL Playoffs will be a wild-card round from Saturday, Jan 15th, and the season is set to end with Super Bowl on February 13th. Here we have rounded up everything you need to know about this year’s postseason games times dates TV channel location.

NFL has announced that the wild card round will be played on Saturday, January 15, and Sunday morning. There are three games for Sunday night with one game going forward as normal during Monday’s evening hours (7:30 PM EST). These changes come after some negotiations between television networks who want more prime-time slots available while League executives look out over their schedule options following recent seasons where viewership was down across most platforms – including internet streaming services like watching footballs without cable.

When do the NFL playoffs start in 2022?

  • Wild-card round: Jan. 15-17-2022
  • Divisional round: Jan. 22-23-2022
  • Conference championships: Jan. 30-2022
  • Pro Bowl: February. 6-2022
  • Super Bowl 56: Feb. 13-2022

The 2022 NFL postseason will feature a total of seven teams from each conference. This marks the second year in which all No. 1 seeds receive bye weeks, and it’s an unprecedented event for both conferences to be involved with only 14-team tournaments at tournament time.

The NFL has announced that all of the postseason games will now start in mid-January instead of early this year. This means we’re getting closer and more exciting Super Bowl 52 with an extra week for recovery after championing our respective teams.

NFL playoff schedule 2022

Wild-Card Round

Date Matchup Time (ET) TV
Saturday, January 15 AFC/NFC 4:35 PM TBD
Saturday, January 15 AFC/NFC 8:15 PM TBD
Sunday, January 16 AFC/NFC 1:05 PM TBD
Sunday, January 16 AFC/NFC 4:40 PM TBD
Sunday, January 16 AFC/NFC 8:15 PM TBD
Monday, January 17 AFC/NFC 8:15 PM ESPN

 

Divisional Playoffs

Date Matchup Time (ET) TV
Saturday, January 22 AFC Divisional Round TBD TBD
Saturday, January 22 NFC Divisional Round TBD TBD
Sunday, January 23 AFC Divisional Round TBD TBD
Sunday, January 23 NFC Divisional Round TBD TBD

 

Conference championships

The 2022 AFC conference championship game will be played on CBS at 3:05 p.m., while the NFC event is scheduled for 6:40 EST time and FOX has not yet announced its selection as host network.

Sunday, Jan. 30

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
AFC Championship Game 3:05 p.m. ET CBS Paramount
NFC Championship Game 6:40 p.m. ET Fox Fox Sports app

Super Bowl 56

The Super Bowl 56 will be played in 2022, and it’s coming back to SoFi Stadium! The NFL has announced that this is the first time “SoFi” has hosted a big event of its kind.

It’ll give fans from Los Angeles (the home field for both teams) something new and exciting with plenty more events planned after – attendees can expect music festivals as well as other sports games here on their own turf over the next few years before deciding if they want another stadium later down the line or not

Sunday, Feb. 13

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
Super Bowl 56 6:30 p.m. ET NBC NBC Sports app

 

AFC: playoff picture

Seed Team Record Clinched
1. Tennessee Titans 11-5 AFC South
2. Kansas City Chiefs 11-5 AFC West
3. Cincinnati Bengals 10-6 AFC North
4. Buffalo Bills 10-6 Playoff berth
5. New England Patriots 10-6 Playoff berth
6. Indianapolis Colts 9-7 N/a
7. Los Angeles Chargers 9-7 N/a

NFC: playoff picture

Seed Team Record Clinched
1. Green Bay Packers 12-3 NFC North
2. Los Angeles Rams 12-4 Playoff berth
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12-4 NFC South
4. Dallas Cowboys 11-5 NFC East
5. Arizona Cardinals 11-5 Playoff berth
6. San Francisco 49ers 9-7 N/a
7. Philadelphia Eagles 9-7 Playoff berth

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