2023 NFL Playoff Schedule, Updated Bracket: Dates, Times, TV, Streaming for 49ers-Eagles and Bengals-Chiefs

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The NFL season is officially over with the final four teams and we’ll be seeing some very familiar faces.

For the second year in a row, the 49ers, Chiefs and Bengals are all in the conference title round. The only newcomer this year is the Philadelphia Eagles, who play in the NFC Championship for the first time since 2017.

The Eagles will play host to a 49ers team that thrashed the Cowboys on Sunday, continuing Dallas’ 27-year drought without an appearance in the conference title game.

This game from the Eagles-49ers will give us a matchup of two of the most successful NFC teams of the 21st century. Including this year, the Eagles have now made it to seven NFC title games, the most of any NFC team since 2000. The 49ers are tied for six. While they have both appeared in the NFC tile game multiple times over the past two decades, they have never played against each other.

In the AFC we get a rare rematch. The Bengals-Chiefs game marks only the third time in the past 35 years that the AFC Championship has been rematched. The last time it happened was in 2011-12 (Ravens-Patriots), and before that it hadn’t happened since 1986-87 (Browns-Broncos).

The AFC Championship is also a rematch of a week 13 game that was won by the Bengals, 27-24. Cincinnati has played the Chiefs three times since January 1, 2022, and the Bengals have won all three games.

With that in mind, here’s a look at the full post-season schedule and series.

Super Wild Card Weekend

Saturday January 14

  • (2) 49ers 41-23 over (7) Seahawks. The 49ers got a brief scare from the Seahawks on a day when Seattle jumped to a 17–16 halftime lead. But in the second half, San Francisco broke open the game with a dominant performance. Brock Purdy threw for 332 yards and became the first rookie in NFL history to total four touchdowns in a playoff game. (Purdy finished with three passing touchdowns and one rushing score).
  • (4) Jaguars 31-30 left (5) Chargers. The Jaguars won this game by pulling off one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history. The Jags fell behind 27-0 early in the game, largely due to four interceptions by Trevor Lawrence, but they recovered to get the stunning victory, largely due to Lawrence, who threw four touchdown passes.

Sunday January 15

  • (2) Bills 34-31 above (7) Dolphins. The Dolphins went into this game as the biggest underdog in wild card round history (+14) and despite those odds, they were still able to give the Bills a good scare. In the end, the Bills were able to stave off the upset thanks to Josh Allen (352 passing yards, three touchdowns) and a defense that came up with several big plays, including two turnovers, four sacks and a fourth down stop that was ice cold. the game with only 2:30 left to play.
  • (6) Giants 31-24 over (3) Vikings. New York was able to get upset in Minnesota thanks to a historic performance by Daniel Jones, who became the FIRST QB in NFL playoff history to throw for at least 300 and two touchdowns, while also throwing at least 70 yards on the added soil. Not only did Jones throw for 301 yards, but he was the game’s leading rusher with 78 yards on 17 carries. The win over Minnesota marked the Giants’ first playoff win since defeating the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI in February 2012.
  • (3) Bengal 24-17 over (6) Raven. The Ravens had Cincinnati in control for most of this game, but the Bengals managed to escape with a victory thanks to their defense, which came on with one of the greatest plays in NFL postseason history. With the Ravens on Cincinnati’s one-yard line, Tyler Huntley fumbled and Sam Hubbard returned that fumble 98 yards for what ended up being the game-winning touchdown.

Monday January 16

  • (5) Cowboys 31-14 over (4) Buccaneers. The Cowboys dominated this game from start to finish, and a big reason why that happened was because of Dak Prescott, who had a historic big night. The Cowboys QB set a franchise record with five total touchdowns (four passes, one rush) while also throwing for 305 yards. The only Cowboys player to struggle in this game was kicker Brett Maher, who missed an NFL-record four extra points. The Cowboys will now have to decide whether to keep him for Sunday’s game in San Francisco.

Division round

Saturday January 21

  • (1) Chiefs 27-20 over (4) Jaguars. After leaving the game in the second quarter due to a serious ankle injury, Patrick Mahomes returned in the second half to lead the Chiefs to victory. Playing on one foot didn’t seem to slow him down, as he completed 10 of 15 passes for 107 yards after sustaining the injury. The Chiefs defense also came up with two key turnovers in the fourth quarter to propel Kansas City to its fifth straight AFC title game.
  • (1) Eagles 38-7 over (6) Giants. The Eagles jumped out to a 28–0 halftime lead and then went on to win. The Eagles were able to pull off the dominant victory thanks to a defense that collected five sacks and a rushing offense that totaled 268 yards on the ground. Jalen Hurts also had a great night, and more importantly, his shoulder looked completely healthy with a total of three touchdowns (two passing and one rushing).

Sunday January 22

  • (3) Bengal 27-10 over (2) Bills. The Bengals offense provided some big numbers, but it was the defense that stole the show in this game. The Bengals limited the Bills to just 10 points, which was Buffalo’s lowest total of the season. Cincinnati’s offense also came through with a big game with 242 yards and two touchdowns from Joe Burrow, along with 105 rushing yards from Joe Mixon.
  • (2) 49ers 19-12 over (5) Cowboys. The 49ers earned their second straight trip to the NFC Championship by winning a defensive battle with the Cowboys. The 49ers knocked out Dak Prescott twice and got six points off those turnovers, and that proved to be the difference in the game. Robbie Gould proved to be a huge weapon for the 49ers, scoring 13 of their 19 points with four field goals and an extra point.

Championship Sunday

January 29

NFC Championship

  • (2) 49ers at (1) Eagles, 3 p.m. ET (Fox, continue streaming fuboTV). The NFC’s top two seeds meet in Philadelphia in what should be a showdown of epic proportions. The Eagles will emerge with the NFL’s third highest scoring offense as of the 2022 season and the 49ers will try to slow it down with a defense that gave up the fewest points in the NFL.

AFC Championship

  • (3) Bengals vs. (1) Chiefs 6:30 p.m. ET (CBS, stream on Paramount+). The Chiefs get another chance to take out a Bengals team they just haven’t been able to beat. As of January 2022, the Chiefs have lost 0-3 to the Bengals, including a loss in the previous year’s AFC title game. This match will be the first rematch in the AFC Championship since the Ravens-Patriots in 2011 and 2012.

Super Bowl IVII

12th of February

AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, 6:30 p.m. ET (Fox, streaming on fuboTV)

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