As the road to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona on February 12 kicks off with Super Wild Card Weekend – live on Sky Sports NFL – here’s everything you need to know about the NFL playoffs, including which teams will play each other. as well as the key date and time of each game
The NFL playoff picture is now confirmed as we continue on to the Super Bowl.
But what does all this mean? Here’s everything you need to know about the NFL Playoffs, along with key dates and timings for each game. live on Sky Sports NFL – ahead of Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday, February 12th.
The NFL is made up of 32 competing teams, which are divided into two conferences: the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC).
The AFC and NFC are then further divided by region and include four divisions of four teams each: AFC East, North, South and West and NFC East, North, South and West.
At the end of the regular season, a total of 14 teams qualify for the playoffs, including the top-performing teams in each of their respective four conference divisions, as well as three more “wild card” teams determined by which teams hold the next best records in the conference. every conference.
The 2022 season is just the third time 14 teams have qualified for the playoffs after the format was changed from 12 teams in 2020.
The No. 1 seed in each conference (the two teams with the best win-loss records in the AFC and NFC) receive a first-round bye, while the No. 2 seed takes the No. 7 seed, the No. 3 seed takes the 6th. seeds, and #4 seeds take on #5 seeds on Super Wild Card weekend to open the postseason.
The No. 1 seed enters the roster during the subsequent divisional round when they will host the lowest remaining seed from their respective conferences, while the second highest remaining seed visits the second highest remaining seed from the wild card round winners.
The respective winners of those two matches then face off in the conference championship game, which is effectively the equivalent of the Super Bowl semi-finals as we find out who advances from each conference to play in the big game this year in Arizona on Sunday, February 12th.