The NFL regular season is in the rearview mirror, playoff matchups have been set, and wild-card weekend is on the horizon.
The Ravens, behind likely MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson, will enter as the No. 1 seed in the AFC and the favorites to win Super Bowl 54. The defending champion Patriots’ Week 17 loss to the Dolphins pushed them to the No. 3 seed and allowed the Chiefs to enjoy a first-round bye.
The NFC picture is more crowded. The 49ers are the No. 1 seed, but they won’t be favored too significantly over the Saints, Packers, Vikings and Seahawks.
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s sure to be an exciting month of postseason football.
When do the NFL playoffs start 2020?
- Start date: Saturday, Jan. 4, 2019
The first games of wild-card weekend will be played Saturday, Jan. 4. The Texans will host the Bills in a 4:35 p.m. ET game on ESPN, followed by another AFC matchup, Titans at Patriots, at 8:15 p.m. ET on CBS.
NFL playoff schedule 2020
Saturday, Jan. 4
|Bills vs Texans||Wild-card||Saturday, Jan. 4||4:35 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|Titans vs Patriots||Wild-card||Saturday, Jan. 4||8:15 p.m. ET||CBS|
Sunday, Jan. 5
|Vikings vs Saints||Wild-card||Sunday, Jan. 5||1:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Seahawks vs Eagles||Wild-card||Sunday, Jan. 5||4:40 p.m. ET||NBC|
Saturday, Jan. 11
|Eagles/Seahawks/Vikings vs 49ers||Divisional||Saturday, Jan. 11||4:35 p.m. ET||NBC|
|Texans/Bills/Titans vs Ravens||Divisional||Saturday, Jan. 11||8:15 p.m. ET||CBS|
Sunday, Jan. 12
|Patriots/Texans/Bills vs Chiefs||Divisional||Sunday, Jan. 12||3:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Saints/Eagles/Seahawks vs Packers||Divisional||Sunday, Jan. 12||6:40 p.m. ET||Fox|
Conference championship round
Sunday, Jan. 19
|AFC vs AFC||Championship||Sunday, Jan. 19||3:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|NFC vs NFC||Championship||Sunday, Jan. 19||6:40 p.m. ET||Fox|
Super Bowl 54
Sunday, Feb. 2
|AFC vs NFC||Super Bowl 54||Sunday, Feb. 2||6:30 p.m. ET||Fox|
When is Super Bowl 54 in 2020?
- Date: Sunday, Feb. 2
- Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Miami Gardens, Fla.
Super Bowl 54 will be at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. This will be the first time since 2010 the NFL’s championship has been played at the home of the Dolphins.