The 2022-23 NFL regular season is coming to an end and the 2023 NFL Playoffs are upon us. In five weeks, a team will life the Lombardi Trophy in Glendale, Arizona as Super Bowl champions. But in the meantime, 14 teams will be competing for a shot at that moment. The playoffs will open with 12 teams competing in the Wild Card Round and two teams waiting for them in the Divisional Round.
When does the Wild Card Round start?
The first game in the Wild Card Round of the 2023 NFL playoffs will kick off on Saturday, January 14th at 4:30 p.m. ET. There will be two Wild Card games on Saturday, three on Sunday, and for the second time ever, a Wild Card Monday night game.
What teams will play in the Wild Card round?
The playoff field is still being settled and we’ll update this with the final matchups, but here’s what we know so far. The Chiefs have claimed the No. 1 seed in the AFC and the Eagles have claimed the No. 1 seed in the NFC. They’ll get a week of much-needed rest and then play the worst remaining seed in each conference once the Wild Card Round wraps. Here are the Wild Card Round matchups for this weekend and we’ll add times as they come available.
The 2022 regular NFL season is officially a wrap as they closed out Week 18 with wild divisional games to shape the 2023 NFL playoff field. The bracket is settled, and the NFL has officially announced the schedule of games for the Wild Card round along with TV channels and start times.
The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs claimed the No. 1 seeds, which means they will sit out the coming weekend. The remaining 12 teams will match up for the Wild Card Round. We get two sets of division rivals meeting in the AFC and the Chargers are the AFC’s lone road favorite. In the NFC, we get the 49ers will get a rivalry game, the Giants and Vikings meet up in a rematch of a Week 16 thriller, and the Cowboys are the lone NFC road favorite in the opening round.
Here’s the full schedule for the opening weekend of the 2023 NFL Playoffs.
Saturday, January 14th
Seattle Seahawks (No. 7) at San Francisco 49ers (No. 2), 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX, FOX Deportes
Los Angeles Chargers (No. 5) at Jacksonville Jaguars (No. 4), 8:15 p.m. ET on NBC, Peacock, Universo