When does the 2022 NFL playoffs start: dates, schedule, TV channels, live broadcasts, format

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The football season is over and the 2022 NFL playoffs are just around the corner.

At the start of Week 11, the Tennessee Titans are the AFC’s No.1 seed after an impressive 23-21 win over the New Orleans Saints – their sixth consecutive victory.

The Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers round out the top five teams in the conference after Week 10. With 12 teams in the conference with at least five wins, the AFC remains on the line. win as the second half of the season kicks off.

The NFC, meanwhile, is run by the Green Bay 8-2 Packers. This conference is very busy with the Arizona Cardinals (8-2), the Dallas Cowboys (7-2), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-3) and the Los Angeles Rams (7-2) in leading the pack.

With the race getting more competitive each week, here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 NFL Playoffs.

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When do the 2022 NFL playoffs start?

  • Joker games: January 15 to 17
  • Division matches: January 22-23
  • Conference Championships: January 30
  • Super Bowl: February 13

At the start of the 2021-22 season, the NFL expanded the regular season schedule from 16 games to 17. The addition of Game 17 therefore pushes the start of the playoffs by a week into January and Super Bowl LVI will take place. the second Sunday in February.

Last year, the NFL expanded the playoffs to include six Wild Card games in total. Three of those games were on Saturday and the other three were on Sunday. The format is slightly different this year. Two of the Wild Card games will be played on Saturday, three will be played on Sunday and there will be one game on Monday night.

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How many teams make the playoffs?

Fourteen teams will make the playoffs this season. In 2020, the NFL increased the number of playoff teams from 12 to 14, which led to Super Wild Card Weekend which features three games instead of two.

How to watch playoff games:

The playoff games will be broadcast on a combination of the following networks: NBC, ESPN, ABC and CBS. Super Bowl LVI will air on NBC.

How to watch Super Bowl 2022:

Super Bowl 56 will be televised by NBC and will be available live in line or with the NBC Sports app. NBC was originally scheduled to broadcast the 2021 game and CBS had the 2022 Super Bowl, but the two networks have decided to exchange their years for NBC to have both the Super Bowl and Winter Olympics in 2022.

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What are the NFL tiebreaker rules?

Below are the NFL tie-breaking proceedings for the playoffs.

To break a tie in the division standings:

Between two teams

  1. Head-to-head (best percentage of wins and losses tied in matches between clubs).
  2. Best percentage of wins and losses tied in games played within the division.
  3. Best win-lose-tie percentage in common games.
  4. Best percentage of wins and losses tied in games played within the conference.
  5. Force of victory.
  6. Calendar strength.
  7. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points awarded.
  8. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points awarded.
  9. Better net points in common games.
  10. Best net points in all games.
  11. Best net touchdowns in all games.
  12. draw

Between three or more teams

  1. Head-to-head (best percentage of wins and losses tied in matches among clubs).
  2. Best percentage of wins and losses tied in games played within the division.
  3. Best win-lose-tie percentage in common games.
  4. Best percentage of wins and losses tied in games played within the conference.
  5. Force of victory.
  6. Calendar strength.
  7. Best combined ranking among the conference teams in points scored and points awarded.
  8. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points awarded.
  9. Better net points in common games.
  10. Best net points in all games.
  11. Best net touchdowns in all games.
  12. draw

To break a tie in the ranking of jokers:

Between two teams

  1. One-on-one, if applicable.
  2. Best percentage of wins and losses tied in games played within the conference.
  3. Best win-lose-tie percentage in common games, minimum of four.
  4. Force of victory.
  5. Calendar strength.
  6. Best combined ranking among the conference teams in points scored and points awarded.
  7. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points awarded.
  8. Best net points in conference games.
  9. Best net points in all games.
  10. Best net touchdowns in all games.
  11. Coin shot.

Between three or more teams

  1. Apply the division tiebreaker to eliminate all but the highest ranked clubs in each division before proceeding to step 2. The initial ranking within a division when applying the division tiebreaker remains the same for all subsequent applications of the procedure which are necessary to identify the two wildcard participants.
  2. One-on-one scanning. (Applicable only if one club has defeated each of the others or if one club has lost to each of the others.)
  3. Best percentage of wins and losses tied in games played within the conference.
  4. Best win-lose-tie percentage in common games, minimum of four.
  5. Force of victory.
  6. Calendar strength.
  7. Best combined ranking among the conference teams in points scored and points awarded.
  8. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points awarded.
  9. Best net points in conference games.
  10. Best net points in all games.
  11. Best net touchdowns in all games.
  12. draw

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AFC Ranking

Tennessee Titans (8-2)

Bison bills (6-3)

Baltimore Ravens (6-3)

Kansas City Chiefs (6-4)

Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3-1)

New England Patriots (6-4)

Los Angeles Chargers (5-4)

On the bubble:

Las Vegas Raiders (5-4)

Cincinnati Bengals (5-4)

Indianapolis Colts (5-5)

Cleveland Browns (5-5)

Denver Broncos (5-5)

NFC Rating

Green Bay Packers (8-2)

Arizona Cardinals (8-2)

Dallas Cowboys (7-2)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-3)

Los Angeles Rams (7-2)

New Orleans Saints (5-4)

Carolina Panthers (5-5)

On the bubble:

Minnesota Vikings (4-5)

San Francisco 49ers (4-5)

Atlanta Falcons (4-5)

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