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NFL playoff bracket 2021: Full schedule, TV channels, scores for AFC & NFC games

The NFL playoff bracket for 2021 has taken its closing form.

The NFC East champion Washington Soccer Crew claimed the NFC’s No. 4 seed and can host the Buccaneers within the wild card spherical. The Chiefs and Packers acquired every convention’s lone bye. The Dolphins, Cardinals and Cowboys had expensive Week 17 losses. And the Payments and Rams confirmed they will win even with out their greatest gamers on the sector. 

Starting Jan. 9, the NFL will exhibit its expanded 14-team playoff bracket (up from the standard 12 for the primary time this season). Out of these 14, 12 will play within the first spherical due to a essentially altered bye construction to wind up with the identical variety of playoff rounds. Further groups imply two extra video games, placing a trio of video games on each Saturday and Sunday in wild card weekend.

Beneath is all you’ll want to know in regards to the NFL playoff bracket in 2021, together with a whole postseason schedule, TV channels for all of the playoff video games and scores/outcomes as they arrive.

MORE: SN predicts the entire 2021 NFL playoff bracket

NFL playoff bracket 2021

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Be aware: There isn’t any optimum approach to show the bracket above regarding the No. 1 seed. If the 7-seed pulls an upset, that is who No. 1 will play. If favorites win, No. 1 will play No. 4. And if the bottom remaining seed is both No. 5 or No. 6, that is who No. 1 will play.

This is a have a look at the entire NFL playoff bracket for 2021:

AFC

1. Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (bye)
2. Buffalo Payments vs. 7. Indianapolis Colts
3. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. 6. Cleveland Browns
4. Tennessee Titans vs. 5. Baltimore Ravens

NFC

1. Inexperienced Bay Packers (bye)
2. New Orleans Saints vs. 7. Chicago Bears
3. Seattle Seahawks vs. 6. Los Angeles Rams
4. Washington Soccer Crew vs. 5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

MORE: NFL’s expanded playoff bracket, explained

NFL playoff schedule 2021

Beneath is the complete NFL playoff schedule for 2021, full with TV channels and dwell stream hyperlinks.

Wild-card spherical

Saturday, Jan. 9

Matchup Begin time TV channel Stay stream
Colts at Payments 1:05 p.m. ET CBS CBS All Entry, fuboTV
Rams at Seahawks 4:40 p.m. ET Fox Fox Sports activities Go, fuboTV
Buccaneers at Washington 8:15 p.m. ET NBC NBC Sports activities App, fuboTV

Sunday, Jan. 10

Matchup Begin time TV channel Stay stream
Ravens at Titans 1:05 p.m. ET ESPN/ABC ESPN App, fuboTV
Bears at Saints 4:40 p.m. ET CBS/Nickelodeon/Amazon Prime CBS All Entry, Amazon Prime Video, fuboTV
Browns at Steelers 8:15 p.m. ET NBC NBC Sports activities App, fuboTV

Divisional spherical

Saturday, Jan. 16

Matchup Begin time TV channel Stay stream
AFC Divisional Spherical (TBD at TBD) TBD TBD fuboTV
NFC Divisional Spherical (TBD at TBD) TBD TBD fuboTV

Sunday, Jan. 17

Matchup Begin time TV channel Stay stream
AFC Divisional Spherical (TBD at TBD) TBD TBD fuboTV
NFC Divisional Spherical (TBD at TBD) TBD TBD fuboTV

Convention championships

Sunday, Jan. 24

Matchup Away crew Begin time TV channel Stay stream
NFC vs. NFC NFC TBD 3:05 p.m. ET Fox fuboTV
AFC vs. AFC AFC TBD 6:40 p.m. ET CBS fuboTV

Tremendous Bowl 55

Sunday, Feb. 7

Matchup Begin time TV channel Stay stream
AFC champion vs. NFC champion 6:30 p.m. ET CBS fuboTV

TV channels, dwell streams for NFL playoff video games

Starting with the wild-card spherical, NFL playoff video games every week will likely be proven nationally on NBC, CBS, Fox and ESPN. CBS has unique broadcast rights for the AFC championship recreation, whereas Fox confirmed the NFC championship. CBS is the residence to Tremendous Bowl 55.

In Canada, you may dwell stream on DAZN, which offers a free trial.

Particulars of nationwide and native tv protection for every playoff recreation are included within the tables beneath.

MORE: Live stream NFL playoff games on fuboTV (7-day free trial)

Wild-card spherical

Saturday, Jan. 9

Matchup Begin time TV channel Stay stream
Colts at Payments 1:05 p.m. ET CBS CBS All Entry, fuboTV
Rams at Seahawks 4:40 p.m. ET Fox Fox Sports activities Go, fuboTV
Buccaneers at Washington 8:15 p.m. ET NBC NBC Sports activities App, fuboTV

Sunday, Jan. 10

Matchup Begin time TV channel Stay stream
Ravens at Titans 1:05 p.m. ET ESPN/ABC ESPN App, fuboTV
Bears at Saints 4:40 p.m. ET CBS/Nickelodeon/Amazon Prime CBS All Entry, Amazon Prime Video, fuboTV
Browns at Steelers 8:15 p.m. ET NBC NBC Sports activities App, fuboTV

Divisional spherical

Saturday, Jan. 16

Matchup Begin time TV channel Stay stream
AFC Divisional Spherical (TBD at TBD) TBD TBD fuboTV
NFC Divisional Spherical (TBD at TBD) TBD TBD fuboTV

Sunday, Jan. 17

Matchup Begin time TV channel Stay stream
AFC Divisional Spherical (TBD at TBD) TBD TBD fuboTV
NFC Divisional Spherical (TBD at TBD) TBD TBD fuboTV

Convention championships

Sunday, Jan. 24

Matchup Away crew Begin time TV channel Stay stream
NFC vs. NFC NFC TBD 3:05 p.m. ET Fox fuboTV
AFC vs. AFC AFC TBD 6:40 p.m. ET CBS fuboTV

Tremendous Bowl 55

Sunday, Feb. 7

Matchup Begin time TV channel Stay stream
AFC champion vs. NFC champion 6:30 p.m. ET CBS fuboTV

When do the NFL playoffs finish 2021?

  • Begin date: Saturday, Jan. 9
  • Finish date: Sunday, Feb. 7

The NFL playoffs final a few month, beginning with the wild card spherical, then the divisional spherical and convention championships earlier than culminating within the Tremendous Bowl on Feb. 7 in Tampa, Florida. 

As is commonly the case, there is a week off between the convention title video games and the Tremendous Bowl. Usually, the Professional Bowl is performed in that hole, though there is not a bodily Professional Bowl recreation being performed in 2021. 

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