2024 NFL Playoff Schedule Brackets: Dates, Times and TV for Each Round of the AFC and NFC Postseason

The NFL playoffs are finally upon us. After a wild 18 weeks, the NFL regular season is finally in the books and now it’s time for the postseason

While there will be some familiar faces in the playoffs this year – like the 49ers, Chiefs and Cowboys – there will also be new blood. In fact, of the four teams in NFL history that have never been to the Super Bowl, three of them — Houston, Cleveland and Detroit — are in the playoffs this year. Unfortunately for the Browns and Texans, they will be facing each other, meaning one of those teams will go home after the first round.

As for Detroit, the Lions will be hosting their first playoff game in 30 years, and in a twist, they’ll be facing someone they’re very familiar with: Matthew Stafford. With Jared Goff as the starter for the Lions, the matchup between Los Angeles and Detroit will mark the first time in playoff history that both starting quarterbacks will face their former team. That game will begin Sunday at 8:00 PM ET on NBC.

As for the rest of the 2024 NFL playoff schedule, you can see it below.

Super Wild Card weekend

Saturday, January 13

  • (5) Browns at (4) Texans, 4:30 p.m. ET (NBC). For just the second time in 20 years, the Browns are in the playoffs. These two teams met in Week 16, but you probably shouldn’t take much away from that 36-22 win by Cleveland because CJ Stroud didn’t play. The Texans’ superstar rookie will be on the field this week and will face one of his biggest tests of the season in the Browns’ defense.
  • (6) Dolphins at (3) Chiefs, 8 p.m. ET (Peacock). Tyreek Hill will get a second chance to beat his former team, and this time he’ll do it in Kansas City. These two teams did meet in Week 9 in a game Kansas City won 21-14, but that game was played in Germany. The temperature in Kansas City is expected to be below 12 degrees Saturday night.

Sunday, January 14

  • (7) Steelers at (2) Bills, 1 p.m. ET (CBS/Paramount+ stream (click here). That game will be played in Buffalo, where the Bills have been nearly undefeated this year, going 7-1. Josh Allen has faced the Steelers four times in his career and has gone 3-1 in those games. The forecast for Sunday in Buffalo calls for sub-freezing temperatures with possible snow.
  • (7) Packers at (2) Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. ET (Fox). This will be a revenge game for Mike McCarthy. It will mark just the second time the Cowboys coach has faced the Packers since being fired by them in December 2018. McCarthy lost the first meeting in 2022 and will be looking for his first win over Green Bay.
  • (6) Rams at (3) Lions, 8 p.m. ET (NBC). For their first home playoff game in 30 years, the Lions will welcome an old friend back to Detroit: Matthew Stafford. The Rams QB lead the Lions to the playoffs three times but never got to play a home game. It will also be a great matchup for Jared Goff, who will be going up against a team and head coach who traded him because they no longer wanted him.

Monday, January 15

  • (5) Eagles at (4) Buccaneers, 8:15 p.m. ET (ABC/ESPN). The Eagles are stumbling in the playoffs, but will head to Tampa Bay knowing they beat the Buccaneers 25-11 at Raymond James Stadium in Week 3.

Divisional round

Saturday, January 20

TBD vs. TBD, 4:30 PM ET

TBD vs. TBD, 8:15 p.m. ET

Sunday, January 21

TBD vs. TBD, 3:00 PM ET

TBD vs. TBD, 6:30 p.m. ET

Divisional Circular Notes: The 49ers will play the worst remaining seed in the NFC divisional round, while the Ravens will face the worst remaining seed in the AFC. Also, the winner of Monday night’s game will play Sunday in the divisional round.

Championship Sunday

Sunday, January 28

AFC Championship, 3 p.m. ET (CBS)

NFC Championship, 6:30 p.m. ET (Fox)

Sunday, Feb. 11

AFC vs. NFC at Las Vegas, 6:30 p.m. ET

The Super Bowl will air on CBS with an alternate broadcast on Nickelodeon. You’ll also be able to stream the game on Paramount+.

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