NFL playoffs online betting guide
While the road to the Super Bowl kicks off back in September, the start of the NFL playoffs is when the postseason begins. Only the 14 best, of the 32 teams across the NFL, make it this far and the schedule of games across the month determines which teams make it to Super Bowl LVI on Feb 13.
Last updated: Jan 26, 11:07 PM UTC
The NFL playoffs is the start of the postseason, with the best teams from the AFC and NFC battling it out to make Super Bowl. Of the 32 teams that compete across the regular season, the seven best from each conference make it into the NFL playoffs. Those seven teams are made up of the four conference winners and three wildcards (those with the best records from the remaining teams). The team in each conference with the single best record receives a bye into the second round.
Jan 15: Raiders @ Bengals, 4:35 pm ET; READ PREVIEW
Jan 15: Patriots @ Bills, 8:15 pm ET; READ PREVIEW
Jan 16: Eagles @ Buccaneers, 1:05 pm ET; READ PREVIEW
Jan 16: 49ers @ Cowboys, 4:40 pm ET; READ PREVIEW
Jan 16: Steelers @ Chiefs, 8:15 pm ET; READ PREVIEW
Jan 17: Cardinals @ Rams, 8:15 pm ET; READ PREVIEW
Jan 22: Bengals @ Titans, 4:30pm ET; READ PREVIEW
Jan 22: 49ers @Packers, 8:15pm ET; READ PREVIEW
Jan 23: Bills @ Chiefs, 6:30pm ET; READ PREVIEW
Jan 23: Rams @ Bucs, 3:00pm ET; READ PREVIEW
Jan 30: AFC Championship game: Bengals @ Chiefs, 3:00pm ET
Jan 30: NFC Championship game: 49ers @ Rams, 6:30pm ET; READ PREVIEW
Feb 13: Super Bowl LVI, 6:30pm ET
In total, 14 teams make the NFL playoffs after it was increased from 12 teams in 2021. Previously the no.1 and no.2 seeds both received a bye, but the increase to 14 means that it is now just the top seed from each conference who receives ab ye into the net round.
The first game in the 2022 NFL playoffs is on Jan 15, 4:35 pm ET, when the Las Vegas Raiders travel to the Cincinnati Bengals. It is the first of six games across that weekend.
The NFL playoffs is made up of the seven best teams from each of the NFC and AFC. Each conference's representatives are made up of the four division winners, plus three wildcards. These teams play each other to see who wins the NFC Championship and the AFC Championship, with those winners facing off in the Super Bowl.