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NFL playoff bracket 2020: Full schedule, TV channels, scores, results for AFC & NFC games | Sporting News

The NFL playoff bracket for 2020 was finalized after the 49ers beat the Seahawks on “Sunday Night Football” to close the regular season. Soon after the seeding in the AFC and NFC was set, the league released its schedule for the playoffs in 2020, from the wild-card round through Super Bowl 54 in Miami.

Beginning Saturday, Jan. 4, a total of 11 playoff games will narrow the playoff field from 12 postseason contenders to one champion, which will be crowned Sunday, Feb. 2.

As is the case in the regular season, the national TV broadcasts for NFL playoff games are split between CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN. As part of a rotation, Fox will broadcast the Super Bowl this year from Miami.

Below is all you need to know about the NFL playoff bracket in 2020, including a complete postseason schedule, TV channels for all 11 playoff games and scores/results.

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NFL playoff bracket 2020


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NFL playoff bracket: Divisional round
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MORE: Watch every NFL playoff game on DAZN (Canada only)

NFL playoff schedule 2020

Below is the full NFL playoff schedule for 2020, complete with TV channels and live stream links.

Wild-card round scores, results

Saturday, Jan. 4

Home team Away team Start time Result
Texans Bills 4:35 p.m. ET Texans 22, Bills 19
Patriots Titans 8:15 p.m. ET Titans 20, Patriots 13

Sunday, Jan. 5

Home team Away team Start time Result
Saints Vikings 1:05 p.m. ET Vikings 26, Saints 20
Eagles Seahawks 4:40 p.m. ET Seahawks 17, Eagles 9

Divisional round scores, results

Saturday, Jan. 11

Home team Away team Start time Result
49ers Vikings 4:35 p.m. ET TBD
Ravens Titans 8:15 p.m. ET TBD

Sunday, Jan. 12

Home team Away team Start time Result
Chiefs Texans 3:05 p.m. ET TBD
Packers Seahawks 6:40 p.m. ET TBD

Conference championship scores, results

Sunday, Jan. 19

Home team Away team Start time Result
AFC TBD AFC TBD 3:05 p.m. ET TBD
NFC TBD NFC TBD 6:40 p.m. ET TBD

Super Bowl 54

Sunday, Feb. 2

Home team Away team Start time
AFC champion NFC champion 6:30 p.m. ET

TV channels, live streams for NFL playoff games

Beginning with the wild-card round, NFL playoff games each week will be shown nationally on NBC, CBS, Fox and ESPN. The four networks each get one game during the first round of the postseason. CBS has exclusive broadcast rights for the AFC championship game, while Fox will show the NFC championship. Fox is also home to Super Bowl 54.

In Canada, divisional round games are being shown on CTV, and being live streamed on DAZN, which offers a free trial.

Details of national and local television coverage for each playoff game are included in the tables below.

Wild-card round

Saturday, Jan. 4

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
Bills at Texans 4:35 p.m. ET ESPN ESPN app
Texans at Patriots 8:18 p.m. ET CBS Yahoo/DAZN (CA)

Sunday, Jan. 5

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
Vikings at Saints 1:05 p.m. ET Fox Yahoo/DAZN (CA)
Seahawks at Eagles 4:40 p.m. ET NBC Yahoo/DAZN (CA)

Divisional round

Saturday, Jan. 11

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
Vikings at 49ers 4:35 p.m. ET NBC Yahoo/DAZN (CA)
Titans at Ravens 8:15 p.m. ET CBS Yahoo/DAZN (CA)

Sunday, Jan. 12

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
Texans at Chiefs 3:05 p.m. ET CBS Yahoo/DAZN (CA)
Seahawks at Packers 6:40 p.m. ET Fox Yahoo/DAZN (CA)

Conference championships

Sunday, Jan. 19

Matchup Away team Start time TV channel Live stream
AFC vs. AFC AFC TBD 3:05 p.m. ET CBS Yahoo/DAZN (CA)
NFC vs. NFC NFC TBD 6:40 p.m. ET Fox Yahoo/DAZN (CA)

Super Bowl 54

Sunday, Feb. 2

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
AFC champion vs. NFC champion 6:30 p.m. ET Fox Yahoo/DAZN (CA)

When do the NFL playoffs end 2020?

Start date: Saturday, Jan. 4
End date: Sunday, Feb. 2

With the exception of those in the AFC (Ravens, Chiefs) and NFC (49ers, Packers) that earned first-round byes for the playoffs, teams got just a week to prepare for the postseason; just six days for the teams that were scheduled to play their wild-card games on Saturday, Jan. 4, when the playoffs began.

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The NFL playoffs span five weeks, with the wild-card, divisional and conference championship rounds scheduled for consecutive weeks. There are two weeks between the conference championship games and Super Bowl 54 in Miami, with the Pro Bowl filling the void in the NFL schedule.

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