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

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

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

In the AFC, the Bengals went into Buffalo and absolutely dominated the Bills on Sunday. The Bengals totaled more 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 be holding their breath this week waiting to hear an update on the health of Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs QB injured his ankle in the first quarter and missed nearly the entire second quarter before returning in 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 want to get back to the Super Bowl, Mahomes will have to beat Joe Burrow for the first time (He’s 0-3 against the Bengals QB).

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

Super Wild Card Weekend

Saturday, Jan. 14

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

Sunday, Jan. 15

  • (2) Bills 34-31 over (7) Dolphins. The Dolphins went into this game as the biggest underdog in the history of the wild-card round (+14) and despite those odds, they were still able to put a major scare into the Bills. In the end, the Bills were able to stave off the upset thanks to Josh Allen (352 passing yards, three touchdowns) and a defense that came up with multiple big plays, including two turnovers, four sacks and a fourth-down stop that iced the game with just 2:30 left to play.
  • (6) Giants 31-24 over (3) Vikings. New York was able to pull off the upset in Minnesota thanks to a historical performance from Daniel Jones, who became the FIRST QB in NFL playoff history to throw for at least 300 and two touchdowns while also adding at least 70 yards on the ground. Not only did Jones throw for 301 yards, but he also the game’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 most of this game, but the Bengals were able to escape with a win thanks to their defense, which came up with one of the biggest 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 finish, and a big reason why that happened was because of Dak Prescott, who had a historically big night. The Cowboys QB set a franchise record with five total touchdowns (four pass, one rush) while also throwing for 305 yards. The only Cowboys player who struggled in this game was kicker Brett Maher, who missed an NFL-record four extra points. The Cowboys will now have to decide if they want 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 game in the second quarter due to a serious ankle injury, Patrick Mahomes returned in the second half to lead the Chiefs to the win. Playing on one foot didn’t seem to slow him down as he completed 10 of 15 passes for 107 yards after suffering the injury. The Chiefs’ defense also came up with two key turnovers in the fourth quarter to help 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 and then coasted to the win from there. The Eagles were able to pick up the dominating win thanks to a defense that racked up five sacks and a rushing attack that totaled 268 yards on the ground. Jalen Hurts also had a big 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, but it was the defense that stole the show in this game. The Bengals limited the Bills to just 10 points, which was Buffalo’s lowest total of the season. Cincinnati’s offense also came through with a big game that included 242 yards and two touchdowns from Joe Burrow along 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 year, but these two teams did meet last January in a playoff game that went down to the wire. The 49ers’ 23-17 wild-card win last season wasn’t decided until the Cowboys inexplicably called a QB draw in the final seconds even though they had no timeouts. That game was played in Dallas, but this time around, the game will be played in San Francisco.

Championship Sunday

Jan. 29

NFC Championship

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

AFC Championship

  • (3) Bengals vs. (1) Chiefs 6:30 p.m. ET (CBS, stream on Paramount+). The Chiefs will get another crack at taking down a Bengals team they just haven’t been able to beat. Since January 2022, the Chiefs have gone 0-3 against the Bengals, including a loss in last year’s AFC title game. This will game will mark the first rematch in the AFC Championship since 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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