2024 NFL Playoff Schedule, Bracket: AFC and NFC Championship, Dates, Time, TV Channel, Stream

Ted Hyman, CBS Sports

When the NFL season started, there were 32 teams aiming to go to the Super Bowl, and now, after a wild weekend we’re down to just four.

The divisional round ended with a bang Sunday night, with the Chiefs defeating the Bills 27-24 in another instant classic. The outcome of the game was not decided until Tyler Bass missed a 44-yard field goal with just over two minutes left to play. The Chiefs are now headed to the AFC Championship Game for the sixth consecutive year.

Patrick Mahomes will travel to Baltimore to face Lamar Jackson and a Ravens team that will host the AFC title game for the first time in franchise history. The top-seeded Ravens punched their ticket to the conference title game with a 34-10 win over the Texans on Saturday.

In the NFC, the Detroit Lions are headed to the NFC Championship Game for the second time in franchise history. The Lions clinched their spot in the game with a 31-23 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday. Thanks to the win, the Lions are now heading to San Francisco to face the 49ers for a spot in Super Bowl LVIII.

With that in mind, let’s look at the complete 2024 NFL playoff schedule.

super wild card weekend

Saturday, January 13

Sunday, January 14

  • (7) Packers 48-32 over (2) Cowboys. In the biggest upset of the wild-card round, the Packers went to Dallas and defeated the Cowboys. Jordan Love finished the game with a passer rating of 157.2, the fourth-highest ever in an NFL postseason game. It was a dominant performance from the Packers, who took a 48–16 lead before the Cowboys were able to score two touchdowns in garbage time.
  • (3) Lions 24-23 over (6) Rams. The Lions earned their first playoff win in 32 years in a game that was hotly contested. The victory was not confirmed until the Lions’ defense held up in the final minutes after the Rams entered Detroit’s territory.

Monday, January 15

  • (2) Bills 31-17 over (7) Steelers. Even a day’s delay cannot slow down the delinquency of bills. Josh Allen not only threw three touchdowns, but he also had the longest run of his career with a 52-yard score. Allen totaled 277 yards (203 passing, 74 rushing) in the win.
  • (4) Buccaneers 32-9 over (5) Eagles. The Eagles suffered a complete collapse in the final few weeks of the regular season, and were not able to stop the bleeding in the playoffs. Philadelphia’s defense was shredded by Baker Mayfield, who threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns in the Tampa Bay victory.

divisional round

Saturday, January 20

  • (1) Ravens 34-10 over (4) Texans. The game was tied at halftime, but the Ravens broke it open during the second half, where they outscored Houston 24–0. The Texans had no answer for the Ravens’ 229-yard rushing attack. Lamar Jackson was the star of the show with a total of four touchdowns (two passing, two rushing) and 100 rushing yards.
  • (1) 49ers 24-21 over (7) Packers. It seemed like the Packers had control of the game for the first three quarters, but then lost ground in the fourth. They had three possessions in the final quarter and finished with a three-and-out, a missed field goal and an interception. The 49ers outscored the Packers 10–0 in the final quarter to avoid the upset.

Sunday, January 21

  • (3) Lions 31-23 over (4) Buccaneers. The Lions’ offense got off to a slow start, but then Jahmir Gibbs got things started in the second half with 89 of his 114 yards passing in the final two quarters. Jared Goff also stepped up for the Lions, throwing for 287 yards and two touchdowns.
  • (3) Major 27-24 over (2) Bill. For the first time in his career, Patrick Mahomes played a road playoff game, but that didn’t bother him. The Chiefs QB threw for 215 yards and two touchdowns, both of which went to Travis Kelce. The Bills defense struggled against a Kansas City offense that only punted once the entire game.

Championship Sunday

Sunday, January 28

AFC Championship, 3 p.m. ET (CBS, Paramount+)

  • (3) Chiefs at (1) Ravens. The Ravens will host the AFC title game for the first time in franchise history and it’s going to be a big matchup with Lamar Jackson facing off against Patrick Mahomes. These two teams have not met in a game since 2021, when the Ravens defeated the Chiefs 36-35.

NFC Championship, 6:30 p.m. ET (Fox)

  • (3) Lions over (1) 49ers. This will be the 49ers’ 19th trip to the NFC title game, the most in NFL history, and they will face a Lions team making their second appearance in the NFC Championship Game. The Lions are trying to get their first road win over the 49ers since 1975 and if they can do so, they will advance to the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history.

Sunday, February 11

AFC vs. NFC in Las Vegas, 6:30 pm ET

The Super Bowl will be broadcast on CBS and an alternate broadcast will be available on Nickelodeon. You’ll also be able to stream the game on Paramount+ (try it free for seven days here)

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