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NFL Playoff Picture: What teams made the playoffs this year?

The NFL playoff picture is now clear – what teams have made the NFL playoffs and what matchups will we see in the Conference Championship?

NFL Playoff Picture: What teams made the playoffs this year
CLEVELAND, OHIO - JANUARY 03: The Cleveland Browns celebrate an interception against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)

With Wild Card Weekend in the books and the Divisional Round now in the books, the NFL playoff picture is becoming clearer. We know what teams made the playoffs, but which teams remain alive heading towards the Conference Championships?

Which NFL teams made the playoffs in the AFC?

  1. Kansas City Chiefs, 14-2
  2. Buffalo Bills, 13-3
  3. Pittsburgh Steelers, 12-4
  4. Tennessee Titans, 11-5
  5. Baltimore Ravens 11-5
  6. Cleveland Browns, 11-5
  7. Indianapolis Colts, 11-5

Who is playing in the AFC Conference Championship in the 2020 NFL Playoffs?

The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Conference Championship on Sunday, January 24. The Bills defeated the Ravens on Saturday before the Chiefs held off the Browns on Sunday. The game will be broadcast on CBS at 6:40 PM ET.

AFC Divisional Round Matchups

  • January 16: 8:15 PM ET on NBC – Buffalo Bills 17, Baltimore Ravens 3
  • January 17: 3:05 PM ET on CBS – Kansas City Chiefs 22, Cleveland Browns 17

NFL Playoff Picture: AFC Wild Card Playoff Matchups

  • January 9: 1:05 PM ET on CBS – Buffalo Bills 27, Indianapolis Colts 24
  • January 10: 1:05 PM ET on ABC/ESPN – Baltimore Ravens 20, Tennessee Titans 13
  • January 10: 8:15 PM ET on NBC – Cleveland Browns 48, Pittsburgh Steelers 37

Which NFC teams made the playoffs?

  1. Green Bay Packers, 13-3
  2. New Orleans Saints, 12-4
  3. Seattle Seahawks, 12-4
  4. Washington Football Team, 7-9
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 11-5
  6. Los Angeles Rams, 10-6
  7. Chicago Bears, 8-8

Who is playing in the NFC Conference Championship in the 2020 NFL Playoffs?

The Green Bay Packers will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Conference Championship on Sunday, January 24. The Bucs defeated the Saints on Sunday night to advance. The game will be broadcast on FOX at 3:05 PM ET.

NFC Divisional Round Matchups

  • January 16: 8:15 PM ET on FOX – Green Bay Packers 32, Los Angeles Rams 18
  • January 17: 6:40 PM ET on FOX – Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30, New Orleans Saints 20

NFL Playoff Picture: NFC Wild Card Playoff Matchups

  • January 9: 4:40 PM ET on FOX – Los Angeles Rams 31, Seattle Seahawks 20
  • January 9: 8:15 PM ET on NBC – Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31, Washington Football Team 23
  • January 10: 4:40 PM ET on CBS – New Orleans Saints 21, Chicago Bears 9

What is different about the NFL playoffs in 2020?

After around 30 years of featuring 12 playoff teams, six for each conference, the NFL expanded their playoffs to a 14-team system for the 2020 season. Each conference will now feature three Wild Card teams instead of two for the first time since the 2002 expansion. The additional Wild Card team places a premium on the number one seed. Only that team receives a bye in the first weekend of the playoffs.

The remaining six teams in each conference will face off on Wild Card Weekend, as the three remaining divisional winners hosting the three Wild Card teams (#2 vs. #7, #3 vs. #6, and #4 vs. #5). This change in the NFL structure has significantly altered the playoff scenarios and how we view both the playoff picture and standings in the NFC and AFC.

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