NFL Playoffs guide

2024 NFL Playoffs guide: Full schedule, preview, channels, streaming, bracket

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Nelson Agholor (15) celebrates his touchdown catch with quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) during the first half of their AFC divisional playoff game against the Houston Texans, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024, in Baltimore. AP Photo/Matt Slocum
Editor's Note
The 2024 NFL Playoffs have finally reached the Super Bowl, where the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers clash on Sunday, February 11. In this guide, we preview every game, including the Super Bowl, and help fans watch, stream, bet on and buy tickets to all 13 NFL postseason games. This page will be regularly updated, so check back for the latest game info, storylines and updates.

The 2024 NFL Playoffs have just one more stop, and it’s at Super Bowl LVIII, a.k.a. Super Bowl 58, where the Kansas City Chiefs will defend their title, and the San Francisco 49ers will try to claim the Lombardi Trophy for their own.

After heartbreaking ends to the season for the Detroit Lions and Baltimore Ravens in the NFC and AFC Championships, this year’s Super Bowl will be a matchup four years in the making, after these teams last clashed in 2020. Can Patrick Mahomes repeat history? Will Brock Purdy cement his name in the Super Bowl history books? Fans are in for a treat when the game kicks off on Sunday, February 11 in Las Vegas.

Check the guide below for a review of the game, how to watch and stream the action, odds and more. You can also find results from earlier postseason matchups below.

What channel are the NFL Playoffs on this weekend?

Super Bowl 58 will air on CBS and Nickelodeon, and will be carried by different streaming services, including fuboTV (free trial) and Paramount+ (free trial). We’ve got all your viewing options covered for the 2024 Playoffs below.

What teams are in the NFL playoffs?

The No. 3 Kansas City Chiefs and No. 1 San Francisco 49ers are the last remaining teams in the 2024 NFL Playoffs.

The following teams have been eliminated from the Playoffs already.


  • No. 1 Baltimore Ravens
  • No. 2 Buffalo Bills
  • No. 4 Houston Texans
  • No. 5 Cleveland Browns
  • No. 6 Miami Dolphins
  • No. 7 Pittsburgh Steelers


  • No. 2 Dallas Cowboys
  • No. 3 Detroit Lions
  • No. 4 Tampa Bay Bucaneers
  • No. 5 Philadelphia Eagles
  • No. 6 LA Rams
  • No. 7 Green Bay Packers

2024 NFL Playoffs bracket

Fred Warner

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner (54) gestures during the NFC Championship NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024.AP Photo/Scot Tucker

Full 2024 NFL Playoffs schedule

No. 3 Kansas City Chiefs vs. No. 1 Baltimore Ravens - Super Bowl LVIII

Sunday, February 11, 6:30 p.m. on CBS, Nickelodeon

Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada (Tickets)

Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs have clawed their way to a second consecutive Super Bowl, but this time they did it from the Wild Card Round. In 2023, the Chiefs were the No. 1 seeded AFC team, and earned a bye into the Divisional Round. Now Brock Purdy, Christian McCaffrey and the 49ers will try to win the Lombardi Trophy from the same team they faced, and lost to, at Super Bowl LIV.

The 49ers have fluctuated between a 1.5- and 2.5-point favorite ahead of the game. The storylines headed into the game? Is Patrick Mahomes the new GOAT? Can Andy Reid secure his spot among an elite group of head coaches with three Super Bowl wins? Will Brock Purdy complete his rise from irrelevant draft pick to Super Bowl-winning quarterback?

This is the first time that Allegiant Stadium, home to the Las Vegas Raiders, has ever hosted a Super Bowl. Stream on fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Paramount+, Hulu + Live TV.

Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins runs after catching a pass

Houston Texans wide receiver Nico Collins runs after catching a pass during an NFL playoff game against the Cleveland Browns on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, at NRG Stadium in Houston.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

NFL Playoffs results

No. 5 Cleveland Browns vs. No. 4 Houston Texans - AFC Wild Card Game

Final score: Texans 45, Browns 14

Saturday, Jan. 13, 4:30 p.m. on NBC, Telemundo

NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Joe Flacco’s had an stretch of success with the Cleveland Browns came to an end on Saturday, when the Browns lost 45-14 to the Houston Texans. Flacco had interceptions returned for touchdowns on back-to-back drives in the third quarter, to mark Cleveland’s worst playoff loss since a 34-0 defeat to the Baltimore Colts on Dec. 29, 1968.

No. 6 Miami Dolphins vs. No. 3 Kansas City Chiefs - AFC Wild Card Game

Final score: Chiefs 26, Dolphins 7

Saturday, Jan. 13, 8 p.m. on WTVJ (Miami), KSHB (Kansas City)

GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

The Kansas City Chiefs leaned on their defense to secure their Wild Card win over the Miami Dolphins, rather their relying on Patrick Mahomes and the inconsistent offense. Kansas City got into the end zone twice and kicked four field goals in the win.

No. 7 Green Bay Packers vs. No. 2 Dallas Cowboys - NFC Wild Card Game

Final score: Packers 48, Cowboys 32

Sunday, Jan. 14, 4:30 p.m. on FOX, FOX Deportes

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Green Bay had registered 27 points before the Cowboys even got on the board during the first half of Sunday’s game. The Packers have been starting games stronger as the season has progressed.

No. 6 Los Angeles Rams vs. No. 3 Detroit Lions - NFC Wild Card Game

Final score: Lions 24, Rams 23

Sunday, Jan. 14, 8 p.m. on NBC, Universo

Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

Dan Campbell led the Detroit Lions to a 1-point win over the Los Angeles Rams, and netting the franchise’s first playoff win in 32 years on Sunday night. Los Angeles tried to make up the difference with field goals, but was unable to kick their way to victory.

No. 7 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. No. 2 Buffalo Bills - AFC Wild Card Game

Final score: Bills 31, Steelers 17

Monday, Jan. 15, 4:30 p.m. on CBS

Highmark Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

Josh Allen threw three touchdown passes and scored on a franchise playoff-record 52-yard touchdown run after the game was postponed a full day due to a lake-effect blizzard. The Steelers’ found themselves out of the Playoffs after a late season surge behind backup quarterback Mason Rudolph.

No. 5 Philadelphia Eagles vs. No. 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - NFC Wild Card Game

Final score: Buccaneers 32, Eagles 9

Monday, Jan. 15, 8 p.m. on ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Baker Mayfield threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Buccaneers to a 32-9 victory over Jalen Hurts and the slumping Philadelphia Eagles, who had one of the strongest starts to the season, and one of the weakest finishes.

CJ Stroud

Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud (7) react in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan 13, 2024, in Houston. (AP Photo | Maria Lysaker)AP Photo | Maria Lysaker

No. 4 Houston Texans vs. No. 1 Baltimore Ravens - AFC Divisional Game

Final: Ravens 34, Texans 10

Saturday, Jan. 20, 4:30 p.m. on ESPN, ABC

M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

C.J. Stroud’s impressive rookie season finally came to an end, as the Texans were unable to overcome the top-seeded Ravens. The teams were dead even at 10-10 heading into halftime. Lamar Jackson was quicker on the release in the second half, and the Ravens scored a touchdown on three straight drives out of halftime.

No. 7 Green Bay Packers vs. No. 1 San Francisco 49ers - NFC Divisional Game

Final: 49ers 24, Packers 21

Saturday, Jan. 20, 8:15 p.m. on FOX

Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California

Brock Purdy threw for 252 yards and a touchdown, while Christian McCaffrey had 17 carries and rushed to the end zone twice in San Francisco’s Playoffs debut. San Francisco staged a 10-point comeback for the win in the fourth quarter, holding Green Bay scoreless. McCaffrey’s 6-yard run with 1:05 on the clock sealed the win for San Francisco.

No. 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. No. 3 Detroit Lions - NFC Divisional Game

Final: Lions 31, Bucs, 23

Sunday, Jan. 21, 3 p.m. on NBC

Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

The Lions eliminated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a neck-and-neck game that was dead even through three quarters, before Detroit opened up with a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter off Jimmy Gibbs 31-yard run and Jared Goff’s 9-yard pass to Amon-Ra St. Brown.

No. 3 Kansas City Chiefs vs. No. 2 Buffalo Bills - AFC Divisional Game

Final: Chiefs 27, Bills 24

Sunday, Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m. on CBS

Highmark Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills (12-6) get another shot at Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs (12-6) in the playoffs, but this time Buffalo gets to play at home (for the second straight Playoffs game). Buffalo is a 2.5-point favorite to win. The last time they clashed, Buffalo won 20-17 in a pivotal game at Arrowhead Stadium that set them on the path to the Playoffs. Stream on fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Paramount+, Hulu + Live TV.

Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) reacts after beating the Buffalo Bills in an NFL AFC division playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024, in Orchard Park, N.Y.(AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

No. 3 Kansas City Chiefs vs. No. 1 Baltimore Ravens - AFC Conference Championship

Final: Chiefs 17, Ravens 10

Sunday, Jan. 28, 3 p.m. on CBS

M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

The Chiefs held onto a 17-7 lead after breaking away in the second quarter to ultimately beat Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens 17-10. The mistake-prone Ravens were unable to break through with more than a fourth quarter field goal in a heartbreaking end to the season.

No. 3 Detroit Lions vs. No. 1 San Francisco 49ers - NF Conference Championship

Final: 49ers 34, Lions 31

Sunday, Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m. on FOX, FOX Deportes

Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California

Brock Purdy, Christian McCaffrey and the San Francisco 49ers staged a huge 17-0 third period rally to overcome Jared Goff and the Detroit Lions 34-31. It was the second consecutive win from behind for these 49ers in the 2024 Playoffs, and the second win by just a three-point margin, after beating the Green Bay Packers 24-21 in the Divisional Round.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.

What channel are the 2024 NFL Playoffs games on?

The Super Bowl will air on CBS, with a kid-focused alternate broadcast on Nickelodeon.

Channel finder: Verizon Fios, Xfinity, Spectrum, Optimum/Altice, Cox, DirecTV

Where can I stream the 2024 NFL Playoffs?

Sign up for fuboTV (free trial) or DirecTV Stream (free trial) for the most access to NFL Playoffs games in one streaming package, and stream free during your trial period. Check your in-market channel lineup, as local channel availability can vary market-to-market.

Hulu + Live TV also carries most of the games, but does not offer a free trial.

Sling carries games on ESPN, and does not offer a free trial.

Paramount+ (free trial) will carry select games on CBS, and Super Bowl 58, making it a good option for fans who aren’t looking for a live TV package, but still want to catch a lot of NFL postseason action.

ESPN+ and Peacock will also carry a smaller selection of postseason games, but do not offer free trials.

What is fuboTV?

FuboTV is a live TV streaming service focused on live sports, including U.S. and international soccer, the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and more. It also includes its own fubo Sports Networks with exclusive programming. It offers 150 channels starting at $74.99, including 1,000 hours of DVR, and streams on most devices. Right now you can try fuboTV free for 7 days.

What is DirecTV Stream?

DirecTV Stream is a premium, comprehensive internet TV service that offers all your favorite entertainment, news and sports channels, as well as local TV stations and regional sports networks, including YES Network. It’s the only choice for fans who want full access to local, televised sports. DirecTV Stream includes 90+ channels, 20 hours of DVR storage and thousands of on-demand titles.

What is Paramount Plus?

Paramount Plus is an on-demand, over-the-top streaming service from Paramount, which includes content from Paramount-owned brands like CBS, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV and more. Many Paramount-owned TV shows appear the day after broadcast on the service, and it is the exclusive home of Paramount Plus originals, like Yellowstone spinoff “1883″ or Star Trek spinoff “Picard.” It also airs live NFL and UEFA Champions League games, plus live, 24/7 news from CBS News.

Can I bet on the games?

Yes, you can bet on the NFL Playoffs from your phone in New York State, and we’ve compiled some of the best introductory offers to help navigate your first bets from BetMGM, FanDuel, DraftKings, Bet365 and more.

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