NFL playoffs, Super Bowl bracket 2022: TV schedule, start times, seeds, dates for every AFC & NFC game

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After the 2021-22 NFL regular season came to a dramatic close, it’s time for the 2022 NFL Playoffs. The playoff picture with only one team left standing after Super Bowl LVI: the Los Angeles Rams are this year’s champions.

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Check out the NFL playoffs bracket for 2022 below as well as the full schedule, teams, TV channels, live streams, playoffs seeding, start times for postseason games and more. Plus, check back often to see which teams advance and who goes home.

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NFL Playoffs Bracket 2022

2022 Championship Sunday bracket

AFC Championship game: (4) Cincinnati Bengals at (2) Kansas City Chiefs – Bengals advance

NFC Championship game: (6) San Francisco 49ers at (4) Los Angeles Rams – Rams advance

2022 NFL Playoffs TV Schedule

Super Bowl LVI

NFL Conference Championships

Sunday, January 30

NFL Divisional Round

Saturday, January 22

  • 4:30 p.m ET: (4) Cincinnati Bengals at (1) Tennessee Titans
    • TV channel: CBS
  • 8:15 p.m. ET: (6) San Francisco 49ers at (1) Green Bay Packers
    • TV channel: FOX

Sunday, January 23

  • 3:00 p.m. ET: (4) Los Angeles Rams at (2) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 6:30 p.m. ET: (3) Buffalo Bills at (2) Kansas City Chiefs
    • TV channel: CBS

NFL Super Wild Card Weekend

Saturday, January 15

  • 4:30 p.m ET: (5) Las Vegas Raiders at (4) Cincinnati Bengals
    • TV channel: NBC, Peacock
    • Announcers: Mike Tirico, Drew Brees, Kathryn Tappen (sideline), Terry McAuley (rules analyst)
  • 8:15 p.m. ET: (6) New England Patriots at (3) Buffalo Bills
    • TV channel: CBS
    • Announcers: Ian Eagle, Charles Davis

Sunday, January 16

  • 1:00 p.m. ET: (7) Philadelphia Eagles at (2) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    • TV channel: FOX
    • Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
  • 4:30 p.m. ET: (6) San Francisco 49ers at (3) Dallas Cowboys
    • TV channel: CBS, Nickelodeon, Amazon Prime Video
    • Announcers: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo
  • 8:15 p.m. ET: (7) Pittsburgh Steelers at (2) Kansas City Chiefs
    • TV channel: NBC, Peacock
    • Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth

Monday, January 17

  • 8:00 p.m. ET: (5) Arizona Cardinals at (4) Los Angeles Rams
    • TV channel: ESPN, ABC, ESPN2

What teams are still playing in the 2022 NFL Playoffs?

AFC Playoff Picture

(1) Tennessee Titans – 1st round bye, will face lowest remaining seed in next round

(7) Pittsburgh Steelers vs. (2) Kansas City Chiefs – Chiefs advance

(6) New England Patriots vs. (3) Buffalo Bills – Bills advance

(5) Las Vegas Raiders vs. (4) Cincinnati Bengals – Bengals advance

NFC Playoff Picture

(1) Green Bay Packers – 1st round bye, will face lowest remaining seed in next round

(7) Philadelphia Eagles vs. (2) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Buccaneers advance

(6) San Francisco 49ers vs. (3) Dallas Cowboys – 49ers advance

(5) Arizona Cardinals vs. (4) Los Angeles Rams – Rams advance

Final 2022 NFL Playoffs Standings

Final AFC Playoff Standings

  1. Tennessee Titans (12-5) – clinched division title, number 1 seed (home field advantage)
  2. Kansas City Chiefs (12-5) – clinched division title
  3. Buffalo Bills (11-6) – clinched division title
  4. Cincinnati Bengals (10-7) – clinched division title
  5. Las Vegas Raiders (10-7) – clinched playoff berth
  6. New England Patriots (10-7) – clinched playoff berth
  7. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7-1) – clinched playoff berth

Final NFC Playoff Standings

  1. Green Bay Packers (13-4) – clinched division title, number 1 seed (home field advantage)
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13-4) – clinched division title
  3. Dallas Cowboys (12-5) – clinched division title
  4. Los Angeles Rams (12-5) – clinched division title
  5. Arizona Cardinals (11-5) – clinched playoff berth
  6. San Francisco 49ers (10-7) – clinched playoff berth
  7. Philadelphia Eagles (9-8) – clinched playoff berth

Check out ProFootballTalk for more on the 2022 NFL Playoffs as well as game previews, picks, recaps, news, rumors and more. NBC and Peacock will be the home of the 2022 Super Bowl.

How to watch Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers: TV, live stream info, preview for Sunday Night Football game

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It’s the Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday, October 2 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida–a rematch of Super Bowl LV where Tom Brady earned his seventh ring. Sunday’s matchup marks the sixth meeting between Patrick Mahomes and Brady with the 45-year-old veteran holding a 3-2 edge in the series.

Live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock with Football Night in America. See below for additional information on how to watch the game.

Football Night in America will feature a weekly segment hosted by former NFL quarterback Chris Simms and sports betting and fantasy pioneer Matthew Berry, which highlights storylines and betting odds for the upcoming Sunday Night Football game on NBC, Peacock, and Universo. Real-time betting odds on the scoring ticker during FNIA also will be showcased. Peacock Sunday Night Football Final, an NFL postgame show produced by NBC Sports, will also go deep on the storylines and BetMGM betting lines that proved prominent during the matchup.

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Be sure to start your NFL Sunday with Matthew Berry’s Fantasy Football Pregame show beginning at 11 AM ET on Peacock and the NFL on NBC YouTube channel.

Kansas City Chiefs

Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs (2-1) picked up their first loss of the season last Sunday after falling 20-17 to the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Kansas City struggled offensively in Week 3 as the team was held to just three points in the second half. The Chiefs are still working to fill the void in the passing game since trading star WR Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins in the offseason but according to Mahomes, that doesn’t excuse Sunday’s loss.

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“I don’t expect any growing pains,” Mahomes told reporters at ESPN.com. “Obviously have new players and you don’t know everybody’s going to respond to tough situations. . . . We’ve got to gel all together. It starts with me. There were certain throws I was putting on guys’ back hips instead of in front of him. There were certain situations where we were just barely off of it.”

Mahomes, who signed a 10-year, $450 million contract extension, in July 2020–the richest contract in American sports history by total value–is in his fifth season as the Chiefs’ starting quarterback and hopes to lead Kansas City to its seventh straight AFC West title. The Chiefs are the only team to ever win six consecutive AFC West titles, which is tied for the 3rd-longest division title streak of any team in NFL history.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Brady and the Buccaneers (2-1) are also coming off their first loss of the season–a 14-12 defeat at home from Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers last Sunday afternoon. With WRs Mike Evans (suspension) and Chris Godwin (hamstring)–Brady’s top two targets–and Julio Jones (knee) out in Week 3, Tampa Bay’s offense racked up a total of just 285 yards in the loss. Additionally, the team is still adapting to the turnover at the WR and TE positions from this offseason. Despite some challenges on offense, Tampa Bay’s defense has remained consistent and currently leads the NFL in scoring defense (9.0 pts/gm) and also ranks in the top 5 in total defense.

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How to watch the Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

  • Where: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
  • When: Sunday, October 2
  • Start Time: 8:20 p.m. ET; live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET with Football Night In America
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Stream liveWatch live on Peacock or with the NBC Sports App

What time is kickoff for the Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers game?

Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m. ET.

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How to watch Sunday Night Football on Peacock:

If you have access to NBC via your TV provider, you can watch Sunday Night Football on your TV or with a TV provider login on the NBC Sports app, NBC app, or via NBCSports.com. Check your local listings to find your NBC channel. If you can’t find NBC in your channel lineup, please contact your TV provider.

If you don’t have access to NBC via your TV provider, you can stream Sunday Night Football on Peacock with a $4.99/month Peacock Premium plan.  Sign up here or, if you already have a free Peacock account, go to your Account settings to upgrade or change your existing plan. 

Please note that selection of a Premium plan will result in a charge which will recur on a monthly or annual basis until you cancel, depending on your plan. You can cancel your Premium plan at any time in your Account.

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2022 Sunday Night Football Schedule: TV channel, live stream info, NFL schedule

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The 2022 NFL Football season is finally back in session. This Sunday night features a match-up between Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers–a rematch of Super Bowl LV. NBC and Peacock have got you covered with access to this week’s game as well as every Sunday Night Football game this season. See below for the complete 2022 Sunday Night Football schedule and find out how to live stream every game on Peacock.

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This year’s Sunday Night Football coverage will feature Mike Tirico and Cris Collinsworth in the booth and Melissa Stark on the sidelines. Live coverage begins every Sunday night at 7:00 p.m. ET with Football Night in America with the talented group of Maria Taylor, Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, Jason Garrett, Chris Simms, Jac Collinsworth, Mike Florio, and Matthew Berry. Berry, a fantasy football industry pioneer, will also appear on Peacock’s exclusive NFL post-game show, Sunday Night Football Final.

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Football Night in America will also feature a weekly segment hosted by Simms and sports betting and Berry, which highlights storylines and betting odds for the upcoming Sunday Night Football game on NBC, Peacock, and Universo. Real-time betting odds on the scoring ticker during FNIA also will be showcased. Peacock Sunday Night Football Final, an NFL postgame show produced by NBC Sports, will also go deep on the storylines and BetMGM betting lines that proved prominent during the matchup.

2022 Sunday Night Football Schedule:

*Live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Thursday, Sept. 8 (Week 1) – Josh Allen’s four touchdowns power Bills to 31-10 victory over Rams

Sunday, Sept. 11 (Week 1) – Bucs take care of business against Cowboys, who lose Dak Prescott late

Sunday, Sept. 18 (Week 2) Packers roll over Bears 27-10 as Aaron Jones, Preston Smith star

Sunday, Sept. 25 (Week 3) – Broncos do just enough to pull off 11-10 win over 49ers

Sunday, Oct. 2 (Week 4) – Chiefs at Buccaneers

Sunday, Oct. 9 (Week 5) – Bengals at Ravens

Sunday, Oct. 16 (Week 6) – Cowboys at Eagles

Sunday, Oct. 23 (Week 7) – Steelers at Dolphins

Sunday, Oct. 30 (Week 8) – Packers at Bills

Sunday, Nov. 6 (Week 9) – Titans at Chiefs

Sunday, Nov. 13 (Week 10) – Chargers at 49ers

Sunday, Nov. 20 (Week 11) – Bengals at Steelers

Thursday, Nov. 24 (Week 12) – Patriots at Vikings

Sunday, Nov. 27 (Week 12) – Packers at Eagles

Sunday, Dec. 4 (Week 13) – Colts at Cowboys

Sunday, Dec. 11 (Week 14) – Chiefs at Broncos

Sunday, Dec. 18 (Week 15) – Patriots at Raiders

Sunday, Dec. 25 (Week 16) – Buccaneers at Cardinals

Sunday, Jan. 1 (Week 17) – Rams at Chargers

Sunday, Jan. 8 (Week 18) – Matchup TBD

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How to watch Sunday Night Football on Peacock:

If you have access to NBC via your TV provider, you can watch Sunday Night Football on your TV or with a TV provider login on the NBC Sports app, NBC app, or via NBCSports.com. Check your local listings to find your NBC channel. If you can’t find NBC in your channel lineup, please contact your TV provider.

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If you don’t have access to NBC via your TV provider, you can stream Sunday Night Football on Peacock with a $4.99/month Peacock Premium plan.  Sign up here or, if you already have a free Peacock account, go to your Account settings to upgrade or change your existing plan. 

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Please note that selection of a Premium plan will result in a charge which will recur on a monthly or annual basis until you cancel, depending on your plan. You can cancel your Premium plan at any time in your Account.


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