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2024 NFL playoff schedule, bracket: Dates, times and TV for every round of NFC and AFC postseason

2024 NFL playoff schedule, bracket: Dates, times and TV for every round of NFC and AFC postseason

Here’s the full schedule for the 2024 NFL playoffs

Ted Hyman, CBS Sports

The NFL playoffs are finally upon us and after four games, history has already been made. 

In Dallas, the Green Bay Packers became first seventh seed ever to win a game and that came on Sunday in a 48-32 upset win over the Cowboys. Going into this year, seventh seeds had gone a combined 0-6 in the postseason. 

The Packers weren’t the only NFC North to pick up a win on Sunday. The Lions ended the NFL’s longest drought without a playoff win by beat the Rams 24-23. Not only was it the Lions’ first postseason win in 32 years, but it was also their first win ever in the wild-card round.

In Kansas City, the Chiefs beat the Dolphins, 26-7, on Saturday night in a game that kicked off with a temperature of minus-4 degrees, which made it the fourth-coldest game in NFL history. In Houston, C.J. Stroud tied the NFL rookie for most touchdown passes in a playoff game. The Texans quarterback threw three as the Texans rolled to a 45-14 win over the Cleveland Browns. 

This year’s playoffs will also feature an NFL rarity: A postponed game. The Steelers and Bills were supposed to play on Sunday in Buffalo, but the NFL made the decision to move that game to Monday due to inclement weather in Western New York. That will kick off a Monday doubleheader with the Philadelphia Eagles visiting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the nightcap. 

As for the rest of the 2024 NFL playoff schedule, you can see that below and you can watch Super Bowl LVIII on CBS and Nickelodeon and stream on Paramount+ (try 7 days free). 

Super Wild Card Weekend

Saturday, Jan. 13

Sunday, Jan. 14

  • (7) Packers 48-32 over (2) Cowboys. In the biggest upset of the wild-card round, the Packers went into Dallas and handed a beatdown to the Cowboys. Jordan Love finished the game with a passer rating of 157.2, which is tied for the fourth-highest ever in an NFL postseason game. It was a dominant performance by the Packers, who led 48-16 before the Cowboys were able to score two touchdowns in garbage time.   
  • (3) Lions 24-23 over (6) Rams. The Lions picked up their first playoff win in 32 years in a game that went down to the wire. The victory wasn’t sealed until the Lions defense came up with a stop in the final minutes after the Rams had driven into Detroit’s territory.  

Monday, Jan. 15

  • (7) Steelers at (2) Bills, 4:30 p.m. ET (CBS/stream on Paramount+ (click here). This game will be played in Buffalo, where the Bills have been nearly unbeatable this year, going 7-1. This game was originally supposed to be played on Sunday, but due to inclement weather in Buffalo, it was moved to Monday, which sets the stage for the NFL’s first postseason doubleheader on a Monday since 1977. 
  • (5) Eagles at (4) Buccaneers, 8:15 p.m. ET (ABC/ESPN, fubo). The Eagles are stumbling into the playoffs, but they will head to Tampa Bay knowing that they beat the Buccaneers 25-11 at Raymond James Stadium back in Week 3. 

Divisional Round

Saturday, Jan. 20

  • Texans at Ravens/Chiefs, 4:30 p.m. ET (ESPN/ABC)
  • Packers at 49ers, 8:15 p.m. (Fox)

Sunday, Jan. 21

  • Eagles/Buccaneers at Lions, 3 p.m. ET (NBC)
  • Chiefs at Bills or Steelers at Ravens, 6:30 p.m. ET (CBS, Paramount+)

AFC divisional round note: The Ravens will host either the Steelers or Texans. If the Steelers beat the Bills, then Pittsburgh will travel to Baltimore while the Chiefs will host the Texans. If Buffalo wins, then Baltimore will host Houston and the Bills will host the Chiefs. 

Championship Sunday

Sunday, Jan. 28

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

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

Super Bowl LVIII 

Sunday, Feb. 11

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

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

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