2023 NFL playoff schedule, updated brackets: Dates, times, TV, streaming for 49ers-Eagles and Bengals-Chiefs

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The NFL season is officially down to its final four teams and we’re going to see some 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 are playing in the NFC Championship for the first time since 2017.

The Eagles host a 49ers team that eliminated the Cowboys on Sunday continuing Dallas’ 27-year drought without a conference title game appearance.

This Eagles-49ers game brings 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, which is the most of any NFC team since 2000. The 49ers are tied for second. with six. Although they have both made several appearances in tile NFC game over the past two decades, they have never played.

In the AFC, we get a rare playoff. The Bengals-Chiefs game will mark just the third time in the last 35 years that the AFC Championship has been a rematch. 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 game played back in Week 13, which the Bengals won, 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 entire postseason schedule and brackets.

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 where Seattle jumped out to a 17-16 halftime lead. But in the second half, San Francisco broke the game open with a dominant performance. Brock Purdy threw for 332 yards while also becoming 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 over (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 thanks in large part to four interceptions by Trevor Lawrence, but rallied to pull off the dramatic victory, thanks in large part to Lawrence, who threw four passes down.

Sunday, January 15th

  • (2) Bills 34-31 over (7) Dolphins. The Dolphins entered this game as the biggest underdog in the history of the wild card round (+14) and despite those odds, they were still able to give the Bills a big scare. In the end, the Bills were able to pull 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 forced fourth down stop. the game with just 2:30 left to play.
  • (6) Giants 31-24 over (3) Vikings. New York was able to pull off the upset in Minnesota thanks to a historic performance from Daniel Jones, who became the FIRST QB in NFL playoff history for at least 300 and two touchdowns while ‘ he put at least 70 yards on the ground. Not only did Jones throw for 301 yards, but he was also the game’s leading rusher with 78 yards on 17 carries. The win over Minnesota marked the Giants’ first playoff victory since defeating the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI in February 2012.
  • (3) Bengals 24-17 over (6) Ravens. The Ravens had Cincinnati on the ropes for most of this game, but the Bengals were able to escape with a win thanks to their defense, which came up with one of its biggest plays. biggest in NFL postseason history. With the Ravens at the Cincinnati 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 passing, one rushing) while also throwing for 305 yards. The only Cowboys player who struggled in this game was kicker Brett Maher, who missed an NFL record four extra points. The Cowboys now have to decide if they want to keep him around for Sunday’s game in San Francisco.

Regional Tour

Saturday, January 21st

  • (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 leg didn’t seem to slow him down as he completed 10 of 15 passes for 107 yards after the injury. The Chiefs defense also came up with two key turnovers in the fourth quarter to help propel Kansas City to its fifth consecutive AFC title game.
  • (1) Eagles 38-7 over (6) Giants. The Eagles jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead and then cruised to victory from there. The Eagles were able to win the title thanks to a defense that collected five sacks and a rushing attack that had 268 yards on the ground. Jalen Hurts also had a big night, and more importantly, his shoulder looked very healthy as he included three touchdowns (two passing and one rushing).

Sunday, January 22

  • (3) Bengals 27-10 over (2) Bills. The Bengals offense put up big numbers, but it was the defense that stole the show in this game. The Bengals held 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 that included 242 yards and two touchdowns from Joe Burrow along with 105 rushing yards from Joe Mixon.
  • (2) 49ers 19-12 over (5) Shepherds. The 49ers earned their second straight trip to the NFC Championship by winning a defensive battle with the Cowboys. The 49ers picked off Dak Prescott twice and scored six points from those turnovers, which was the difference in the game. Robbie Gould was a big tool for the 49ers, scoring 13 of their 19 points with four field goals and an extra point.

Championship Sunday

29 January

NFC Championship

  • (2) 49ers at (1) Eagles, 3 p.m. ET (Fox, stream fubo tv). The top two seeds in the NFC meet in Philadelphia in what should be a showdown of epic proportions. The Eagles enter the NFL’s third-highest scoring offense in the 2022 season and the 49ers will look to slow it down with a defense that has given up the fewest points in the NFL.

AFC Championship

  • (3) Bengals vs. (1) Chiefs 6:30 p.m. ET (CBS, streaming Prime size+). The Chiefs will get another crack at taking down a Bengals team they couldn’t beat. Since January 2022, the Chiefs have gone 0-3 against the Bengals, including a loss in last year’s AFC title game. This game will mark the first rematch the AFC Championship has seen in back-to-back seasons since Ravens-Patriots in 2011 and 2012.

Super Bowl LVII

12 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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