NFL playoffs 2023: TV schedule, teams and everything to know about the football postseason

Patrick Mahomes at the AFC Championship, January 2021.
Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes (Image credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

After the marathon of the regular season, the sprint for the Super Bowl that is the NFL playoffs is underway. Three weeks of win-or-go-home games lead up to the biggest US sporting event of the year. We've got all the key info about how to watch NFL playoff action right here.

What teams are in the NFL playoffs? What day, time and channel is your favorite time playing?

The field is set, now all that's left is to sit back and enjoy. Here is everything that you need to know about how to watch the NFL playoffs 2023.

How to watch NFL playoffs in the US

The NFL playoffs air across multiple networks in the US, including ABC, CBS, ESPN, ESPN Plus, Fox and NBC.

ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC are basic cable network carried by all traditional cable TV providers and available through TV antennas, so easily accessible for anyone rocking it old school. If you've moved to live TV streaming services, all of these networks are also available through various providers, but not always all of them. FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV carry all five channels, while Sling TV carries ESPN, Fox and NBC.

ESPN Plus subscribers can watch a simulcast of ABC/ESPN Wild Card game. You can sign up for ESPN Plus as a standalone service, as part of the Disney Bundle and it is included as a feature for Hulu with Live TV subscribers.

Other streaming options include Paramount Plus, which carries all of CBS NFL playoff game broadcasts, and Peacock, which live streams NBC’s coverage.

Even if you've cut the cord completely on traditional TV, you can watch the NFL playoffs live on a mobile device with a subscription to NFL Plus. All playoff games, including Super Bowl LVII, can be streamed with NFL Plus. 

How to watch NFL Playoffs in the UK

NFL playoff games are going to be shown in the UK on ITVX and Sky Sports. You can also watch games through NFL Game Pass.

Here is the UK schedule for the Wild Card Round of NFL playoff games:

NFL playoffs TV schedule

There are three rounds of NFL playoff games before we get to the Super Bowl: the Wild Card Round, the Divisional Round and the Conference Championships. Here are all the dates and times for games during those weekends.

NFL Wild Card Round: January 14-16

Saturday, January 14

  • Seattle 23, San Francisco 41
  • Los Angeles Chargers 30, Jacksonville Jaguars 31

Sunday, January 15

  • Miami Dolphins 31, Buffalo Bills 34
  • New York Giants 31, Minnesota Vikings 24
  • Baltimore Ravens 17, Cincinnati Bengals 24

Monday, January 16

  • Dallas Cowboys 31, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14

Divisional Round: January 21-22

Saturday, January 21

  • Jacksonville Jaguars 20,  Kansas City Chiefs 27
  • New York Giants 7, Philadelphia Eagles 38

Sunday, January 22

  • Cincinnati Bengals 27, Buffalo Bills 10
  • Dallas Cowboys 12, San Francisco 49ers 19

Conference Championships: January 29

  • San Francisco 49ers 7, Philadelphia Eagles 31
  • Cincinnati Bengals 20, Kansas City Chiefs 23

Super Bowl LVII: Sunday, February 12 

  • Kansas City Chiefs vs Philadelphia Eagles, 6:30 pm ET/3:30 pm PT, Fox

NFL playoffs bracket

The official NFL playoff bracket is set. See all the teams and matchups for the road to Super Bowl LVII.

NFL Playoffs 2023 bracket

(Image credit: CBS Sports)

NFL playoffs teams

The NFL playoff 2023 field is set. These 14 teams have advanced to the postseason with the opportunity to compete for a Super Bowl.

AFC playoff teams

Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce

Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce (Image credit: Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
  1. Kansas City Chiefs (AFC West winner)
  2. Buffalo Bills (AFC East winner)
  3. Cincinnati Bengals (AFC North winner)
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars (AFC South winner)
  5. Los Angeles Chargers (wild card team)
  6. Baltimore Ravens (wild card team)
  7. Miami Dolphins (wild card team)

NFC playoff teams 

Philadelphia Eagles' Jalen Hurts

Philadelphia Eagles' Jalen Hurts (Image credit: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
  1. Philadelphia Eagles (NFC East winner)
  2. San Francisco 49ers (NFC West winner)
  3. Minnesota Vikings (NFC North winner)
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFC South winner)
  5. Dallas Cowboys (wild card team)
  6. New York Giants (wild card team)
  7. Seattle Seahawks (wild card team)

Important info

What teams are playing in the Super Bowl?

The top seeds in the AFC and NFC, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles, each won their conference and are set up to play in the Super Bowl. The Chiefs beat the Cincinnati Bengals to advance, while the Eagles handled the 49ers to earn their trip to the Super Bowl.

The Eagles and Chiefs have never played against each other in a Super Bowl before, but there are a few other big connections between the two teams. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was a long-time coach of the Eagles (1999-2012), and the Kelce brothers, Jason (Eagles) and Travis (Chiefs), are going to be the first brothers to play against each other in the Super Bowl.

Where is Super Bowl LVII being played?

Super Bowl LVII is taking place at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., the home of the Arizona Cardinals. This is the third time that State Farm Stadium is hosting the Super Bowl, having previously done so in 2008 and 2015. 

What time is Super Bowl LVII?

Super Bowl LVII kicks off at 6:30 pm ET/3:30 pm PT on Sunday, February 12. In the UK, the game begins at 11:30 pm local time.

What channel is Super Bowl LVII on?

This year the Super Bowl is being broadcast on Fox in the US. 

Who is predicted to win the Super Bowl 2023?

Just about every sports analyst probably has their predictions for who is going to win the Super Bowl, but instead of listing a few picks at random we'll just go with for Vegas currently has as the favorite to win the Super Bowl as we head into the Wild Card Round.

Here are the Super Bowl favorites from most likely to least likely (per Caesars Sportsbook):

Philadelphia Eagles (-110)
Kansas City Chiefs (-110)

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd (opens in new tab).