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


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.

NFL quarterback rankings 2023: Chris Simms’ top 40 QB countdown ahead of upcoming NFL season


While the NFL is a league that is ever-changing, some things are set to stay the same in 2023 — like the revealing of Chris Simms’ top 40 QB countdown.

Last year’s list saw Josh Allen take his place atop the quarterback throne, with Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes and Los Angeles’ Justin Herbert not far behind at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. It was, however, Mahomes who would ultimately reign over all NFL quarterbacks at the end of the season, as the 27-year-old collected both the NFL MVP honors and his second Lombardi Trophy.

This NFL offseason, however, has brought some intriguing adjustments that are likely to shake up Simms’ rankings.

While some signal-callers such as Jalen Hurts and Lamar Jackson found their prolonged home with massive contract signings, others will be venturing to a new franchise in search of a fresh start. Aaron Rodgers‘ trade to the New York Jets is unquestionably the most staggering shift, but other quarterbacks on the move such as Derek Carr and Jimmy Garoppolo cannot be forgotten.

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And with three of the first four picks in the 2023 NFL Draft being spent on a quarterback, emerging talent will likely turn the tides for some franchises this upcoming season.

See below for Chris Simms’ top 40 QB countdown ahead of the upcoming season. Be sure to subscribe to Chris Simms Unbuttoned for more on the 2023 NFL season as well as an unfiltered look at the NFL featuring player access, unabashed opinion, X&O film breakdown and stories from a life in and around football.

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Chris Simms’ 2023 Top 40 QB Countdown:

40. Desmond Ridder (ATL)

39. Sam Howell (WAS)

38. Bryce Young (CAR)

37. CJ Stroud (HOU)

36. Anthony Richardson (IND)

35. Mike White (MIA)

34. Gardner Minshew (IND)

33. Taylor Heinicke (ATL)

32. Jarrett Stidham (DEN)

31. Jordan Love (GB)

30. Davis Mills (HOU)

29. Tyler Huntley (BAL)

28. Andy Dalton (CAR)

27. Sam Darnold (SF)

26. Brock Purdy (SF)

25. Kenny Pickett (PIT)

24. Baker Mayfield (TB)

23. Justin Fields (CHI)

22. Jimmy Garoppolo (LV)

21. Tua Tagovailoa (MIA)

20. Mac Jones (NE)

19. Kyler Murray (AZ)

18. Derek Carr (NO)

17. Jared Goff (DET)

16. Ryan Tannehill (TEN)

15. Geno Smith (SEA)

14. Russell Wilson (DEN)

13. Dak Prescott (DAL)

12. Kirk Cousins (MIN)

11. Daniel Jones (NYG)

10. Matthew Stafford (LAR)

9. Deshaun Watson (CLE)

8. Aaron Rodgers (NYJ)

7. Jalen Hurts (PHI)

6. Trevor Lawrence (JAX)

5. Lamar Jackson (BAL)

2023 NFL Schedule Release: Start time, how to watch, live stream, channel


With another exciting NFL Draft in the books, teams can now turn their gaze toward the road to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas. The path to Super Bowl glory, however, is about to become abundantly more clear with the 2023 NFL season schedule release.

This year’s NFL season schedule release is nearly here, with the entirety of the 2023 NFL schedule being unveiled on Thursday, May 11 at 8 p.m. ET on both Peacock and NFL Network. See below for everything you need to know for one of the offseason’s most anticipated events.

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When will the 2023 NFL season schedule be released?

While all 272 matchups have been known since the conclusion of the 2022 regular season, the order and dates for these games have remained a mystery. The secret is nearly out, however, with every NFL game on the brink of revelation.

The full 2023 NFL schedule will be released on Thursday, May 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

How can I watch the 2023 NFL season schedule release?

The 2023 NFL season schedule release will take place Thursday, May 11 on Peacock, NFL Network, and the NFL app at 8 p.m. ET.

While the entirety of the schedule will be unveiled at that time, select games have already been and will continue to be released prior to the official event. Ahead of the 2023 NFL season schedule release, the following games will be announced:

Who will play in the 2023 NFL Kickoff game?

The first game of the 2023-24 NFL season will see the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs take the field in Arrowhead Stadium.

The opponent that will meet Patrick Mahomes and company in Kansas City, however, remains to be revealed.

Which NFL teams have international games in 2023?

While the majority of the matchups set to take place next season have yet to be announced, the league has already revealed which teams will head overseas for international showdowns.

Below is the full list of international NFL games for the 2023-24 season, with three in London, U.K., and two in Frankfurt, Germany.

Falcons vs. Jaguars: Week 4, Oct. 1 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Wembley Stadium in London, U.K.

Jaguars vs. Bills: Week 5, Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, U.K.

Ravens vs. Titans: Week 6, Oct. 15 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, U.K.

Dolphins vs. Chiefs: Week 9, Nov. 5 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Frankfurt Stadium in Frankfurt, Germany

Colts vs. Patriots: Week 10, Nov. 12 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Frankfurt Stadium in Frankfurt, Germany

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When is the Super Bowl and where will it be taking place?

Stars will be shining bright in Las Vegas, Nevada, for Super Bowl LVIII, set to take place on Feb. 11, 2024, at the home of the Raiders in Allegiant Stadium.

This will be the first Super Bowl to ever take place in Las Vegas, which hosted the 2023 Pro Bowl and 2022 NFL Draft.

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