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NFL Playoffs 2021-22


Start date January 15, 2022

2020 NFL Playoffs

Dates January 9 – February 7, 2021
Season 2020
Teams 14
Games played 13
Super Bowl LV site
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Tampa, Florida
Defending champions Kansas City Chiefs

Participants

Playoff seeds
Seed AFC NFC
1 Kansas City Chiefs (West winner) Green Bay Packers (North winner)
2 Buffalo Bills (East winner) New Orleans Saints (South winner)
3 Pittsburgh Steelers (North winner) Seattle Seahawks (West winner)
4 Tennessee Titans (South winner) Washington Football Team (East winner)
5 Baltimore Ravens (wild card) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (wild card)
6 Cleveland Browns (wild card) Los Angeles Rams (wild card)
7 Indianapolis Colts (wild card) Chicago Bears (wild card)

Bracket

Jan. 10 – Nissan Stadium Jan. 16 – Bills Stadium
5 Baltimore 20
4 Tennessee 13
5 Baltimore 3
Jan. 24 – Arrowhead Stadium
Jan. 9 – Bills Stadium 2 Buffalo 17
AFC
7 Indianapolis 24 Buffalo 24
Jan. 17 – Arrowhead Stadium
2 Buffalo 27 Kansas City 38
AFC Championship
Jan. 10 – Heinz Field 6 Cleveland 17
1 Kansas City 22
6 Cleveland 48
Divisional playoffs Feb. 7 – Raymond James Stadium
3 Pittsburgh 37
Wild card playoffs
A1 Kansas City 9
Jan. 9 – FedExField Jan. 17 – Mercedes-Benz Superdome N5 Tampa Bay 31
Super Bowl LV
5 Tampa Bay 31
4 Washington 23
5 Tampa Bay 30
Jan. 24 – Lambeau Field
Jan. 10 – Mercedes-Benz Superdome 2 New Orleans 20
NFC
7 Chicago 9 Tampa Bay 31
Jan. 16 – Lambeau Field
2 New Orleans 21 Green Bay 26
NFC Championship
Jan. 9 – Lumen Field 6 LA Rams 18
1 Green Bay 32
6 LA Rams 30
3 Seattle 20
  • Conf. championships home field goes to the higher seed remaining.

Schedule

Away team Score Home Team Date Kickoff
(ET / UTC–5)
TV
Wild Card playoffs
Indianapolis Colts 24–27 Buffalo Bills January 9, 2021 1:05 p.m. CBS
Los Angeles Rams 30–20 Seattle Seahawks January 9, 2021 4:40 p.m. Fox
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31–23 Washington Football Team January 9, 2021 8:15 p.m. NBC
Baltimore Ravens 20–13 Tennessee Titans January 10, 2021 1:05 p.m. ABC/ESPN/Freeform
Chicago Bears 9–21 New Orleans Saints January 10, 2021 4:40 p.m. CBS/Nick/Prime Video
Cleveland Browns 48–37 Pittsburgh Steelers January 10, 2021 8:15 p.m. NBC/Peacock
Divisional playoffs
Los Angeles Rams Green Bay Packers January 16, 2021 4:35 p.m. Fox
Baltimore Ravens Buffalo Bills January 16, 2021 8:15 p.m. NBC
Cleveland Browns Kansas City Chiefs January 17, 2021 3:05 p.m. CBS
Tampa Bay Buccaneers New Orleans Saints January 17, 2021 6:40 p.m. Fox
Conference Championships
Lower-seeded NFC team Higher-seeded NFC team January 24, 2021 3:05 p.m. Fox
Lower-seeded AFC team Higher-seeded AFC team January 24, 2021 6:40 p.m. CBS
Super Bowl LV
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
AFC Champion NFC Champion February 7, 2021 6:30 p.m. CBS

Conference Championships

Sunday, January 24, 2021

NFC: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31, Green Bay Packers 26

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay Packers – Game Summary

1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 7 14 7 3 31
Packers 0 10 13 3 26

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: January 24, 2021
  • Game time: 3:05 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Sunny, 29 °F (−2 °C)
  • Game attendance: 7,772
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, and Tom Rinaldi

AFC: Kansas City Chiefs 38, Buffalo Bills 24

Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Game Summary

1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 9 3 3 9 24
Chiefs 0 21 10 7 38

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: January 24, 2021
  • Game time: 5:40 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 40 °F (4 °C)
  • Game attendance: 16,993
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn, and Jay Feely

Super Bowl LV: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31, Kansas City Chiefs 9

Super Bowl LV – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary

1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 3 3 3 0 9
Buccaneers 7 14 10 0 31

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: February 7, 2021
  • Game time: 6:40 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Clear, 63 °F (17 °C)
  • Game attendance: 24,835
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn, and Jay Feely

Wild Card playoffs

Saturday, January 9, 2021

AFC: Buffalo Bills 27, Indianapolis Colts 24

1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 3 7 0 14 24
Bills 7 7 3 10 27

at Bills Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: January 9, 2021
  • Game time: 1:05 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Sunny with some clouds, 34 °F (1 °C)
  • Game attendance: 6,77
  • Referee: Brad Allen
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, and Evan Washburn

NFC: Los Angeles Rams 30, Seattle Seahawks 20

Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 3 17 0 10 30
Seahawks 0 10 3 7 20

at Lumen Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: January 9, 2021
  • Game time: 1:41 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 39 °F (4 °C)
  • Game attendance: 0
  • Referee: John Hussey
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, and Tom Rinaldi

NFC: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31, Washington Football Team 23

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Football Team – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 9 9 0 13 31
Washington 0 7 9 7 23

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

  • Date: January 9, 2021
  • Game time: 8:15 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Clear, 40 °F (4 °C)
  • Game attendance: 0
  • Referee: Scott Novak
  • TV announcers (NBC): Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy, and Kathryn Tappen

Sunday, January 10, 2021

AFC: Baltimore Ravens 20, Tennessee Titans 13

Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 0 10 7 3 20
Titans 10 0 0 3 13

at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: January 10, 2021
  • Game time: 12:05 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 33 °F (1 °C)
  • Game attendance: 14,029[d]
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (ABC/ESPN/Freeform): Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick, and Lisa Salters

NFC: New Orleans Saints 21, Chicago Bears 9

Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 3 0 6 9
Saints 7 0 7 7 21

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: January 10, 2021
  • Game time: 3:40 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: None (indoor stadium)
  • Game attendance: 3,000
  • Referee: Alex Kemp
  • TV announcers (CBS/Nickelodeon/Prime Video): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson, and Jay Feely

AFC: Cleveland Browns 48, Pittsburgh Steelers 37

Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 28 7 0 13 48
Steelers 0 10 13 14 37

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: January 10, 2021
  • Game time: 8:15 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Clear, 34 °F (1 °C)
  • Game attendance: 0
  • Referee: Shawn Smith
  • TV announcers (NBC/Peacock): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, and Michele Tafoya

Divisional playoffs

Saturday, January 16, 2021

NFC: Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay Packers

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 3 7 8 0 18
Packers 3 16 6 7 32

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: January 16, 2021
  • Game time: 3:35 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 35 °F (2 °C)
  • Game attendance: 7,439
  • Referee: Ronald Torbert
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kevin Burkhardt, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver, and Kristina Pink

AFC: Baltimore Ravens at Buffalo Bills

AFC: Buffalo Bills 17, Baltimore Ravens 3

Baltimore Ravens vs. Buffalo Bills – Game summary

1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 0 3 0 0 3
Bills 3 0 14 0 17

at Bills Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: January 16, 2021
  • Game time: 8:15 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Mostly cloudy, 34 °F (1 °C)
  • Game attendance: 6,772
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, and Michele Tafoya

Sunday, January 17, 2021

AFC: Cleveland Browns at Kansas City Chiefs

Cleveland Browns vs. Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 3 0 7 7 17
Chiefs 6 13 3 0 22

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: January 17, 2021
  • Game time: 2:05 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 40 °F (4 °C)
  • Game attendance: 16,730
  • Referee: Clay Martin
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn, and Jay Feely

NFC: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints – Game summary

1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 0 13 7 10 30
Saints 6 7 7 0 20

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: January 17, 2021
  • Game time: 5:40 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: None (indoor stadium)
  • Game attendance: 3,750
  • Referee: Shawn Hochuli
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, and Tom Rinaldi

Playoff games TV ratings

Rank Game Date Matchup Network Viewers (millions) TV rating Significance
1 Wild Card Round January 9, 2021, 1:05 ET Indianapolis Colts 24–27 Buffalo Bills CBS
2 Wild Card Round January 9, 2021, 4:40 ET Los Angeles Rams 30–20 Seattle Seahawks Fox
3 Wild Card Round January 9, 2021, 8:15 ET Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31–23 Washington Football Team NBC
4 Wild Card Round January 10, 2021, 1:05 ET Baltimore Ravens 20–13 Tennessee Titans ABC/ESPN Ravens–Titans rivalry
2020 Divisional Playoff rematch
5 Wild Card Round January 10, 2021, 4:40 ET Chicago Bears 9–21 New Orleans Saints CBS
6 Wild Card Round January 10, 2021, 8:15 ET Cleveland Browns 48–37 Pittsburgh Steelers NBC Browns–Steelers rivalry