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NFL playoff bracket 2020: Full schedule, TV channels, scores, results for AFC & NFC games

Sporting News — (Tadd Haislop)

The NFL playoff bracket for 2020 was finalized after the 49ers beat the Seahawks on "Sunday Night Football" to close the regular season. Soon after the seeding in the AFC and NFC was set, the league released its schedule for the playoffs in 2020, from the wild-card round through Super Bowl 54 in Miami.

Again, it was the 49ers that completed the NFL playoff bracket when they earned their spot in the Super Bowl with an NFC title game win over the Packers. San Francisco joined Kansas City, which beat Tennessee in the AFC championship game.

Beginning Jan. 4, a total of 10 playoff games narrowed the playoff field from 12 postseason contenders to two, and the champion for will be crowned Sunday, Feb. 2.

As was the case in the regular season, the national TV broadcasts for NFL playoff games were split between CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN. As part of a rotation, Fox will broadcast the Super Bowl this year from Miami.

Below is all you need to know about the NFL playoff bracket in 2020, including a complete postseason schedule, TV channels for all 11 playoff games and scores/results.

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NFL playoff bracket 2020

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NFL playoff schedule 2020

Below is the full NFL playoff schedule for 2020, complete with TV channels, live stream links and results.

Wild-card round scores, results

Saturday, Jan. 4

Home teamAway teamStart timeResult
TexansBills4:35 p.m. ETTexans 22, Bills 19
PatriotsTitans8:15 p.m. ETTitans 20, Patriots 13

Sunday, Jan. 5

Home teamAway teamStart timeResult
SaintsVikings1:05 p.m. ETVikings 26, Saints 20
EaglesSeahawks4:40 p.m. ETSeahawks 17, Eagles 9

Divisional round scores, results

Saturday, Jan. 11

Home teamAway teamStart timeResult
49ersVikings4:35 p.m. ET49ers 27, Vikings 10
RavensTitans8:15 p.m. ETTitans 28, Ravens 12

Sunday, Jan. 12

Home teamAway teamStart timeResult
ChiefsTexans3:05 p.m. ETChiefs 51, Texans 31
PackersSeahawks6:40 p.m. ETPackers 28, Seahawks 23

Conference championship scores, results

Sunday, Jan. 19

Home teamAway teamStart timeResult
ChiefsTitans3:05 p.m. ETChiefs 35, Titans 24
49ersPackers6:40 p.m. ET49ers 37, Packers 20

Super Bowl 54

Sunday, Feb. 2

Home teamAway teamStart time
Chiefs49ers6:30 p.m. ET

TV channels, live streams for NFL playoff games

Beginning with the wild-card round, NFL playoff games each week were shown nationally on NBC, CBS, Fox and ESPN. The four networks each got one game during the first round of the postseason. CBS had exclusive broadcast rights for the AFC championship game, while Fox showed the NFC championship. Fox is also home to Super Bowl 54.

In Canada, divisional round games were shown on CTV and live streamed on DAZN, which offers a free trial.

Details of national and local television coverage for each playoff game are included in the tables below.

Wild-card round

Saturday, Jan. 4

MatchupStart timeTV channelLive stream
Bills at Texans4:35 p.m. ETESPNESPN app
Texans at Patriots8:18 p.m. ETCBSYahoo/DAZN (CA)

Sunday, Jan. 5

MatchupStart timeTV channelLive stream
Vikings at Saints1:05 p.m. ETFoxYahoo/DAZN (CA)
Seahawks at Eagles4:40 p.m. ETNBCYahoo/DAZN (CA)

Divisional round

Saturday, Jan. 11

MatchupStart timeTV channelLive stream
Vikings at 49ers4:35 p.m. ETNBCYahoo/DAZN (CA)
Titans at Ravens8:15 p.m. ETCBSYahoo/DAZN (CA)

Sunday, Jan. 12

MatchupStart timeTV channelLive stream
Texans at Chiefs3:05 p.m. ETCBSYahoo/DAZN (CA)
Seahawks at Packers6:40 p.m. ETFoxYahoo/DAZN (CA)

Conference championships

Sunday, Jan. 19

MatchupStart timeTV channelLive stream
Chiefs vs. Titans3:05 p.m. ETCBSYahoo/DAZN (CA)
49ers vs. Packers6:40 p.m. ETFoxYahoo/DAZN (CA)

Super Bowl 54

Sunday, Feb. 2

MatchupStart timeTV channelLive stream
Chiefs vs. 49ers6:30 p.m. ETFoxYahoo/DAZN (CA)

When do the NFL playoffs end 2020?

  • Start date: Saturday, Jan. 4
  • End date: Sunday, Feb. 2

With the exception of those in the AFC (Ravens, Chiefs) and NFC (49ers, Packers) that earned first-round byes for the playoffs, teams got just a week to prepare for the postseason; just six days for the teams that were scheduled to play their wild-card games on Saturday, Jan. 4, when the playoffs began.

The NFL playoffs span five weeks, with the wild-card, divisional and conference championship rounds scheduled for consecutive weeks. There are two weeks between the conference championship games and Super Bowl 54 in Miami, with the Pro Bowl filling the void in the NFL schedule.