Starting with these playoffs, one of the six Super Wild Card Weekend playoff games will be played on a weekday.
The NFL announced on Friday that starting with the 2021 season, Super Wild Card Weekend will end with a game on Monday night.
The Super Wild Card weekend is scheduled for January 15-17, 2022.
The NFL expanded the playoffs last season for the first time since 1990, adding a third team wild card in each conference. The expansion was the genesis of Super Wild Card Weekend, with triple playoff seeds on Saturday and Sunday. Starting with these playoffs, Super Wild Card Weekend will feature a pair of games on Saturday (4:35 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. ET), three Sundays (1:05 p.m., 4:40 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. ET), and the final on Monday. (8:15 p.m. ET).
CBS and NBC will each broadcast two Super Wild Card Weekend games, while FOX and ESPN / ABC will each have one during the 2021 playoffs. The Monday night broadcaster has yet to be determined.
According to the playoff expansion that began in 2020 with an additional wild card squad from each conference, the AFC and NFC No.1 seeds receive byes.
AFC and NFC Super Wild Card games will feature seed # 2 hosting seed # 7, seed # 3 hosting seed # 6 and seed # 4 hosting the fifth seed.