For the 18th consecutive season, the NFL will not crown a new Super Bowl champion. (Of course, there’s still a mathematical chance that the injury-riddled defending champion Los Angeles Rams (3-8, last in NFC West) could make the playoffs, but it’s extremely small.)
In fact, since the New England Patriots won back-to-back titles after the 2003 and 2004 seasons, only three teams have won multiple times. The Pats have alternated wins in Super Bowls 49, 51, and 53; the Pittsburgh Steelers prevailed in Super Bowls 40 and 43; and the New York Giants emerged victorious in Super Bowls 42 and 46.
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Who’s next? Chart the path that 14 lucky franchises will have to travel to end up playing for the Super Bowl 57 title at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on February 12, 2023.
How many teams make the NFL playoffs?
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A total of 14 teams advance to the playoffs – the four division winners, plus three wild card teams in each conference.
NFL playoff format
The wild card matchups are: No. 7 to No. 2, No. 6 to No. 3, No. 5 to No. 4.
Teams with the best overall records in each conference (No. 1 seeds) receive a bye into the Wildcard Round and will host the lowest remaining seed in the Divisional Round.
The winners from each respective conference will face off in the conference championships with those winners battling in the Super Bowl.
What is the NFL playoff schedule?
The 2022 NFL Regular Season Playoffs will begin January 14-16, 2023, with three days of wild card play on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The divisional round takes place the following weekend, followed by the conference championship games. The Super Bowl will be played two weeks after the conference title games.
WILD CARD TOUR
Saturday January 14
Sunday January 15
- 1 p.m. ET
- 4:30 p.m. ET
- 8:15 p.m. ET
Monday January 16
Saturday January 21
Sunday January 22
Sunday January 29
- AFC, 3:05 p.m. ET (CBS)
- NFC, 6:40 p.m. ET (Fox)
SUPER BOWL 57
Sunday February 12
- AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion, 6:30 p.m. ET (Fox)
When is Super Bowl 57?
Super Bowl LVII will be played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. ET.
The Phoenix area has hosted a Super Bowl three times – Super Bowl 30 (January 28, 1996, at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe) and twice at the Glendale site formerly known as University of Phoenix Stadium, Super Bowl 42 (Feb. 3, 2008) and 49 (February 1, 2015).
When the game was last played in Glendale, the Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in a game best remembered for Malcolm Butler’s game-saving interception in the final seconds (…and the Katy Perry’s halftime performance with the infamous “Left Shark.”)