NFL playoff schedule 2020: Dates, times, TV channels for every round in AFC, NFC brackets

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The NFL regular season is in the rearview mirror, playoff matchups have been set, and wild-card weekend is on the horizon.

The Ravens, behind likely MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson, will enter as the No. 1 seed in the AFC and the favorites to win Super Bowl 54. The defending champion Patriots' Week 17 loss to the Dolphins pushed them to the No. 3 seed and allowed the Chiefs to enjoy a first-round bye.

The NFC picture is more crowded. The 49ers are the No. 1 seed, but they won't be favored too significantly over the Saints, Packers, Vikings and Seahawks.

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Here's everything you need to know about what's sure to be an exciting month of postseason football.

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NFL playoff bracket 2020

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When do the NFL playoffs start 2020?

  • Start date: Saturday, Jan. 4, 2019

The first games of wild-card weekend will be played Saturday, Jan. 4. The Texans will host the Bills in a 4:35 p.m. ET game on ESPN, followed by another AFC matchup, Titans at Patriots, at 8:15 p.m. ET on CBS.

How to watch NFL playoff games on TV, live stream

NFL playoff games will be televised on ESPN, ABC, CBS or NBC. They can be live streamed online on those networks' respective websites and apps.

Select NFL playoff games can also be streamed live online with a subscription to fuboTV (7-day free trial).

NFL playoff schedule 2020

Saturday, Jan. 4

Teams

Round

Date

Time

TV channel

Bills at Texans

Wild-card

Saturday, Jan. 4

4:35 p.m. ET

ESPN

Titans at Patriots

Wild-card

Saturday, Jan. 4

8:15 p.m. ET

CBS

Sunday, Jan. 5

Teams

Round

Date

Time

TV channel

Vikings at Saints

Wild-card

Sunday, Jan. 5

1:05 p.m. ET

Fox

Seahawks at Eagles

Wild-card

Sunday, Jan. 5

4:40 p.m. ET

NBC

Divisional round

Saturday, Jan. 11

Teams

Round

Date

Time

TV channel

Vikings at 49ers

Divisional

Saturday, Jan. 11

4:35 p.m. ET

NBC

Titans at Ravens

Divisional

Saturday, Jan. 11

8:15 p.m. ET

CBS

Sunday, Jan. 12

Teams

Round

Date

Time

TV channel

Texans at Chiefs

Divisional

Sunday, Jan. 12

3:05 p.m. ET

CBS

Seahawks at Packers

Divisional

Sunday, Jan. 12

6:40 p.m. ET

Fox

Conference championship round

Sunday, Jan. 19

Teams

Round

Date

Time

TV channel

Titans at Chiefs

Championship

Sunday, Jan. 19

3:05 p.m. ET

CBS

Packers at 49ers

Championship

Sunday, Jan. 19

6:40 p.m. ET

Fox

Super Bowl 54

Sunday, Feb. 2

Teams

Round

Date

Time

TV channel

Chiefs vs. 49ers

Super Bowl 54

Sunday, Feb. 2

6:30 p.m. ET

Fox

When is Super Bowl 54 in 2020?

  • Date: Sunday, Feb. 2

  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET

  • Location: Miami Gardens, Fla.

Super Bowl 54 will be at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. This will be the first time since 2010 the NFL's championship has been played at the home of the Dolphins.

Fox will be airing the Super Bowl this year.

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