NFL playoff bracket 2022: Full schedule, TV channels, scores for AFC & NFC games

With Opening Week 18 of the NFL wrapped up, it’s time for the playoffs to begin.

The road to the postseason in Week 18 was wild. The Colts, who were widely expected to win one of two wild-card spots that had yet to be secured, were defeated by the Jaguars. That removed them from the AFC playoff image and opened the door for the Steelers to come in after their win over the Ravens. As long as the Chargers and Raiders do not tie on “Sunday Night Football,” the Steelers will go to the postseason in what is presumed to be Ben Roethlisberger’s final season.

On the NFC side of the bracket, it looked like the Saints would secure the only remaining NFC spot early on. However, the 49ers rebounded from a 17-0 second-half deficit against the Rams and earned a 27-24 victory in overtime. The 49ers will be the No. 6 seed due to their victory, while the Rams fell to No. 4 but still won the NFC West thanks to the Cardinals’ 38-30 loss to the Seahawks.

Wild card games begin on Saturday, January 15 with 12 teams competing over three days. Two teams, the Packers and the Titans, earned free passes in the first round and will not compete until the divisional rounds the following weekend.

Below is everything you need to know about the NFL playoff group in 2022, including a full postseason schedule, TV channels for all playoff games, and scores / results as they are presented.

NFL Playoff Group 2022

Here’s a look at the full NFL playoff group for 2022:


1. Tennessee Titans (GOODBYE)
2. Kansas City Chiefs vs. 7. Pittsburgh Steelers OR Las Vegas Raiders
3. Buffalo Bills vs. 6. Los Angeles Chargers OR New England Patriots
4. Cincinnati Bengals vs. 5. New England Patriots OR Las Vegas Raiders


1. Green Bay Packers (GOODBYE)
2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. 7. Philadelphia Eagles
3. Dallas Cowboys vs. 6. San Francisco 49ers
4. Los Angeles Rams vs. 5. Arizona Cardinals

2022 NFL playoff schedule

Below is the full NFL playoff schedule for 2022, complete with TV channels and live streaming links. The teams will be updated when the NFL releases information on the matchups.

Wild card round

Saturday, January 15

Play Time (ET) Television channel
16:35 CBS, fuboTV
20:15 Fox, fuboTV

Sunday, January 16

Play Time (ET) Television channel
13:05 ABC, fuboTV
16:40 CBS, fuboTV
20:15 nbc, fuboTV

Monday, January 17

Play Time (ET) Television channel
20:15 ABC, ESPN, fuboTV

divisional round

Saturday, January 22

Play Time (ET) Television channel
16:35 Fox, fuboTV
20:15 nbc, fuboTV

Sunday, January 23

Play Time (ET) Television channel
15:05 CBS, fuboTV
18:40 Fox, fuboTV

conference championships

Sunday, January 30

Play Time (ET) Television channel
15:05 CBS, fuboTV
18:40 Fox, fuboTV

Super Bowl 56

Sunday, February 13

Play Time (ET) Television channel
6:30 pm nbc, fuboTV

TV channels, live broadcasts for NFL playoff games

This year, CBS, Fox, ABC, NBC and ESPN will broadcast games during the playoffs. NBC is home to Super Bowl 56 in February.

Viewers can watch every 2022 NFL playoff game live on fuboTV, offering a free trial.

In Canada, all NFL playoff games are available for live streaming through DAZN with a subscription.

When do the NFL playoffs end in 2022?

  • Start date: Saturday, January 15
  • Final date: Sunday, February 13

The first weekend of the playoffs begins on Saturday, January 15 with the wild card round. Divisional round games take place the following weekend, and conference championships take place on Sunday, January 30.

Pro Bowl 2022 will take place on Saturday, February 6, which is the weekend before the Super Bowl. The NFL season will end on Sunday, February 13 when the Super Bowl takes place.