Everything you need to know about the NFL playoffs

Il NFL playoffs are here.

Inizio sabato, 14 teams will face off for the honor of playing in the much-anticipated Super Bowl LV, scheduled for February 7.
With games being played during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the season has been anything but typical. Adesso, anche se, we’ve reached the postseason. Here’s what you should know going into the weekend.

The Cleveland Browns are riding high

A close 24-22 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the last game of the regular season clinched a wild-card spot for the Browns, the team’s first playoff appearance since 2002.
It’s no small feat. Cleveland’s playoff drought was the longest in the NFL. With a 11-5 disco, the season marks the first time since 2007 that the team has finished with more than 10 vince. Just three years ago, nel 2017, the Browns went 0-16.
The No. 6 seed in the AFC, the Browns will play the Steelers, who are the No. 1 seed in the AFC and were 12-4 in the regular season.

The Bills are trying to rewrite history

The Buffalo Bills are hoping to end a long playoff drought. Ultima stagione, the team clinched a wild-card spot, only to lose. It’s a story with which the Bills are familiar, having not won a playoff game since 1995.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen  throws a pass against the Miami Dolphins in the first half at Bills Stadium on Sunday, gennaio 3, a Orchard Park, New York.

Questo fine settimana, the Bills will try to overcome that history. The team won the AFC East with a 13-3 record and are the No. 2 seed in the conference. The Bills face the No. 7 seed Indianapolis Colts, who went 11-5 in the regular season and clinched a wild-card spot. Will the team at last break its playoff drought? Only time will tell.

Wild card weekend starts Saturday

Because of Covid-19, the NFL has increased the number of teams in the playoffs from the usual 12 per 14.
Questo fine settimana — gennaio 9-10 — kicks off the playoffs with the wild card round. Three games will be played each day. Here’s the schedule with the home team listed first.
Sabato, gennaio 9
  • Buffalo Bills (13-3) vs. Indianapolis Colts (11-5), 1:05 p.m. ET on CBS
  • Seattle Seahawks (12-4) vs. Los Angeles Rams (10-6), 4:40 p.m. ET on Fox
  • Washington Football Team (7-9) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5), 8:15 p.m. ET on NBC
Domenica, gennaio 10
  • Tennessee Titans (11-5) vs. Baltimore Ravens (11-5), 1:05 p.m. ET on ESPN
  • New Orleans Saints (12-4) vs. Chicago Bears (8-8), 4:40 p.m. ET on CBS
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) vs. Cleveland Browns (11-5), 8:15 p.m. ET on NBC

Dates to remember

After the wild card round, the divisional round begins the following weekend on January 16.
A gennaio 24, the conference championships will take placedetermining which of the remaining teams will head to the Super Bowl LV and battle for the title and those coveted rings.
Il 55th Super Bowl will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

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