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2021 NFL playoff schedule: dates, times, TV channels for each AFC round, NFC supports

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2021 NFL playoffs lead to Super Bowl 55 in Tampa.

A few reschedules, dozens of players making their way onto the COVID-19 roster, and largely avoided chaos have led to a twisty road in the 2020 season. That road leads to the playoffs from just a week away.

With the teams still vying for playoff spots, positioning and home court advantage as Week 17 begins, the dust has settled and the pitch is now set.

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With the playoffs now expanded to 14 teams – two more teams entering the fray for the 2020 season – seven spots across the AFC and NFC were up for grabs in week 17. AFC South and NFC East stand together. are all ended with a final match. .

The Chiefs won first place in the AFC overall standings, while the Saints, Packers and Seahawks all started Sunday’s games with a chance to lock that seed in the NFC.

With the pitch officially established, here’s what we can expect for this playoff season:

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Support for the 2021 NFL playoffs

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Here’s a look at the full range of the NFL playoffs for 2021:


1. Kansas City Chiefs (bye)
2. Buffalo Bills vs. 7. Indianapolis Colts
3. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. 6. Cleveland Browns
4. Tennessee Titans vs. 5. Baltimore Ravens


1. Green Bay Packers (goodbye)
2. New Orleans Saints vs. 7. Chicago Bears
3. Seattle Seahawks vs. 6. Los Angeles Rams
4. Washington Football Team vs. 5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

When does the NFL playoffs start in 2021?

  • Start date: Saturday January 9, 2021

The first matches of the wild-card weekend will be played on Saturday, January 9. There will be six games over two playing days – what the NFL has dubbed “Super Wild Card Weekend”.

How to Watch NFL Playoffs on TV, Live Stream

  • TV networks: ESPN, ABC, CBS, NBC
  • Direct: ESPN +, CBS All Access, fuboTV, DAZN (Canada)

Those with a cable connection will be able to watch the NFL playoff games on ESPN, ABC, CBS or NBC. They can be streamed live online on the respective websites and apps of these networks.

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

DAZN will host NFL playoff games in Canada.

2021 NFL Playoff Schedule

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Saturday January 9

Match Start time TV channel Direct
Colts to bills 1:05 p.m. ET CBS CBS All Access, fuboTV
Rams at Seahawks 4:40 p.m. ET Fox Fox Sports Go, fuboTV
Buccaneers in Washington 8:15 p.m. ET NBC NBC Sports app, fuboTV

Sunday January 10

Match Start time TV channel Direct
Ravens at Titans 1:05 p.m. ET ESPN / ABC ESPN app, fuboTV
Bear at Saints 4:40 p.m. ET CBS / Nickelodeon / Amazon Prime CBS All Access, Amazon Prime Video, fuboTV
Browns at Steelers 8:15 p.m. ET NBC NBC Sports app, fuboTV

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Saturday January 16

Match Start time TV channel Direct
Rams at Packers 4:35 p.m. ET Fox fuboTV
Ravens at Bills 8:15 p.m. ET NBC fuboTV

Sunday January 17th

Match Start time TV channel Direct
Browns at Chiefs 3:05 p.m. ET CBS fuboTV
Buccaneers at Saints 6:40 p.m. ET Fox fuboTV

Conference Championships

Sunday January 24

Match Outdoor team Start time TV channel Direct
Buccaneers or Saints at Packers Bucs or Saints 3:05 p.m. ET Fox fuboTV
Bills vs Chiefs or Browns To be determined 6:40 p.m. ET CBS fuboTV

Super Bowl 55

Sunday February 7

Match Start time TV channel Direct
AFC Champion vs NFC Champion 6:30 p.m. ET CBS fuboTV

When will Super Bowl 55 take place in 2021?

  • Dated: Sunday February 7
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida.

Super Bowl 55 remains in Florida in 2021, returning to Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “Ray Jay” has hosted two previous Super Bowls, in 2000 and 2008.

Super Bowl 54 was played at Hard Rock Stadium, the home stadium of the Miami Dolphins.


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