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2021 Postseason

Schedule for the 2021 NFL playoffs

Dates, times, and referee assignments for the NFL 2021–22 postseason.



Here are the kickoff times and dates for the NFL 2021–22 postseason games. All times are Eastern. Referee assignments will be posted when available, and will be linked to the liveblog after the games are played.

Starting this season, there is a Wild Card Playoff game on Monday night. Also, only the top seed in each conference will receive a first-round bye.

Super Wild Card Weekend


Saturday, Jan. 15

  • â‚…Raiders at â‚„Bengals, 4:35 p.m. NBC PeacockJerome Boger
  • ₆Patriots at ₃Bills, 8:15 p.m. CBS Para+Brad Allen

Sunday, Jan. 16

  • ₇Eagles at â‚‚Buccaneers, 1:05 p.m. FoxCraig Wrolstad
  • ₆49ers at ₃Cowboys, 4:40 p.m. CBS NICK Para+ PrimeAlex Kemp
  • ₇Steelers at â‚‚Chiefs, 8:15 p.m. NBC PeacockShawn Smith

Monday, Jan. 17

  • â‚…Cardinals at â‚„Rams, 8:15 p.m. ABC ESPN ESPN2 ESPN+Clay Martin

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Divisional Playoffs


Saturday, Jan. 22

  • â‚„Bengals at ₁Titans, 4:30 p.m. CBS Para+Clete Blakeman
  • ₆49ers at ₁Packers, 8:15 p.m. FOXRon Torbert

Sunday, Jan. 23

  • â‚„Rams at â‚‚Buccaneers, 3:00 p.m. NBC PeacockShawn Hochuli
  • ₃Bills at â‚‚Chiefs, 6:30 p.m. CBS Para+John Hussey

Conference Championships


Sunday, Jan. 30

Super Bowl LVI

Sunday, Feb. 13

  • â‚„Rams vs. â‚„Bengals*, at SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, Calif., 6:35 p.m. NBC — Ron Torbert (crew)

*The AFC team is the designated home team in even-numbered Super Bowls.

Ben Austro is the editor and founder of Football Zebras and the author of So You Think You Know Football?: The Armchair Ref's Guide to the Official Rules (on sale now)

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