The NFL playoffs are nearly upon us, and fans are wondering when the teams will be announced. Here’s a look at the schedule and what to expect.
NFL Playoff Picture
The NFL Playoff Picture will be announced on Sunday, December 29th. The top two seeds in each conference will earn a first-round bye, while the remaining four teams in each conference will play in the Wild Card round. The NFL Playoffs will begin on Saturday, January 4th, 2020.
Current NFL Standings
The NFL playoff picture is starting to take shape, but there are still several weeks left in the regular season. Here’s a look at the current standings, with a few notes on the teams that have clinched a playoff berth and those that are still in the hunt.
1. Baltimore Ravens (11-2) – Clinched AFC North
2. New England Patriots (10-3) – Clinched AFC East
3. Kansas City Chiefs (9-4) – Clinched AFC West
4. Houston Texans (9-4) – Clinched AFC South
5. Buffalo Bills (9-4)
6. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5)
7. Los Angeles Chargers (8-5)
8. Indianapolis Colts (7-6)
9. Dallas Cowboys (6-7)
10. Tennessee Titans (6-7)
11. Oakland Raiders (6-7)
12. Cleveland Browns (6-7)
13. Denver Broncos (5-8)
14 .New York Jets (5-8)
1 .San Francisco 49ers (11-2)- Clinched NFC West and homefield advantage throughout NFC playoffs 2 .New Orleans Saints(10–3)- Clinched NFC South 3 .Green Bay Packers(10–3)-Locked in NFC North 4 .Philadelphia Eagles(8–5)- Currently hold NFC East lead 5 .Seattle Seahawks(10–3)- First wildcard team 6 .Minnesota Vikings(9–4)- Second wildcard team 7 .Los Angeles Rams(8–5)- In hunt for division title or wildcard spot 8 Carolina Panthers(5–8)- Long shot for division title or wildcard spot 9 Chicago Bears(7–6)- Long shot for division title or wildcard spot
NFL Playoff Bracket
The NFL Playoff Bracket is set after the regular season. The playoffs start with Wild Card weekend (the weekend of January 4-5, 2020), continue with Divisional playoff weekend (the weekend of January 11-12, 2020), and end with the Conference Championships (January 19, 2020). The Super Bowl will be played on February 2, 2020.
NFL Playoff Schedule
The NFL playoff schedule will be announced on Sunday, December 31st. The playoffs will start on Saturday, January 6th and Sunday, January 7th.
NFL Playoff Schedule
The NFL playoffs are a single-elimination tournament held after the regular season to determine the NFL champion. Six teams from each of the league’s two conferences qualify for the playoffs. seeded according to their regular-season record. The tournament culminates in the Super Bowl, the league’s championship game.
NFL Playoff Locations
Once the regular season ends, the NFL playoff schedule is set. The playoff games are played at the home stadiums of the higher-seeded teams. In case you were wondering, that’s why the Seattle Seahawks had such an advantage in the 2014 NFC Championship game, when they routed the Green Bay Packers 28-22. Playing in front of their own raucous fans at CenturyLink Field, the Seahawks were able to overcome a 16-0 deficit.
NFL Playoff Teams
There are a few factors that go into determining which teams will make the NFL playoffs. These include wins, losses, divisional records, conference records, and strength of schedule. The NFL playoff teams will be announced on Sunday, December 31st.
NFC Playoff Teams
The NFC playoff teams will be announced on Sunday, January 3, 2021. The top six seeds in the NFC will qualify for the playoffs. The four division winners will each receive a bye in the first round. The seeds will be determined by the NFL’s standings, with the team with the best record receiving the #1 seed and so forth.
The first round of the NFC playoffs will take place on Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10, 2021. The divisional playoffs will take place on Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17, 2021. The conference championships will take place on Sunday, January 24, 2021.
The NFL playoff teams will be announced on Sunday, January 3, 2021. The top six seeds in the NFC will qualify for the playoffs. The four division winners will each receive a bye in the first round.
AFC Playoff Teams
The American Football Conference (AFC) playoff teams are the four teams that qualify for the AFC playoffs. The playoffs are a single-elimination tournament that determines the champion of the AFC. The AFC playoff teams are seeded according to their regular season records, with the divisional champions receiving the top two seeds and the remaining two teams being seeded according to their record.
The AFC playoff teams are:
1. New England Patriots (11-5) – Divisional champions
2. Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6) – Divisional champions
3. Indianapolis Colts (10-6) – Wild card team
4. Kansas City Chiefs (9-7) – Wild card team