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NFL playoff schedule 2021: Dates, times, TV channels for every round in AFC, NFC brackets

The 2021 NFL playoffs result in Super Bowl 55 in Tampa. 

Just a few reschedules, dozens of gamers ending up on the COVID-19 record and chaos largely averted made for a winding highway in the course of the 2020 season. That highway results in the playoffs beginning in only a week.

With groups nonetheless jockeying for playoff berths, positioning and home-field benefit getting into Week 17, the mud has settled and the sphere is now set.

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With the playoffs now expanded to 14 groups — a further two squads getting into the fray for the 2020 season — seven spots throughout the AFC and NFC had been up for grabs in Week 17. The AFC South and the NFC East all got here all the way down to a remaining sport.

The Chiefs clinched the No. 1 general seed within the AFC, whereas the Saints, Packers and Seahawks all entered Sunday’s video games with an opportunity to lock up that high seed within the NFC. 

With the sphere formally set, this is what now we have to look ahead to this playoff season:

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NFL playoff bracket 2021

(SN illustration)

Here is a take a look at the whole NFL playoff bracket for 2021:


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


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

When do the NFL playoffs begin 2021?

  • Begin date: Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021

The primary video games of wild-card weekend will probably be performed Saturday, Jan. 9. There will probably be six video games throughout two days of play — what the NFL has dubbed “Tremendous Wild Card Weekend.”

The right way to watch NFL playoff video games on TV, reside stream

  • TV networks: ESPN, ABC, CBS, NBC
  • Dwell stream: ESPN+, CBS All Entry, fuboTV, DAZN (Canada)

People with a cable connection will be capable to catch NFL playoff video games on ESPN, ABC, CBS or NBC. They are often reside streamed on-line on these networks’ respective web sites and apps.

NFL playoff video games may also be streamed reside on-line with a subscription to fuboTV (7-day free trial).

DAZN will probably be carrying NFL playoff video games in Canada.

NFL playoff schedule 2021

Wild-card spherical

Saturday, Jan. 9

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

When is Tremendous Bowl 55 in 2021?

  • Date: Sunday, Feb. 7
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.

Tremendous Bowl 55 stays in Florida in 2021, returning to Raymond James Stadium, house of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “Ray Jay” has hosted two earlier Tremendous Bowls, in 2000 and 2008. 

Tremendous Bowl 54 was performed in Onerous Rock Stadium, the house stadium of the Miami Dolphins.

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