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NFL playoffs: Who's in and when are they playing?

The NFL playoffs has expanded to 14 teams with only one team in each conference getting a bye. Here is who is playing in the wild card round.

The NFL playoff matchups with the new 14-team format were set Sunday. The Washington Football Team beat the Philadelphia Eagles 20-14 Sunday night to capture the lowly NFC East. 

Here are the matchups for next weekend's wild card games.


Kansas City Chiefs (14-2) have the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye.

No. 7 Indianapolis Colts (11-5) at No. 2 Buffalo Bills (13-3); Saturday, 1:05 p.m. ET

No. 6 Cleveland Browns (11-5) at No. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4); Sunday, 8:15 p.m. ET

No. 5 Baltimore Ravens (11-5) at No. 4 Tennessee Titans (11-5); Sunday, 1:05 p.m. ET 


Green Bay Packers (13-3) have the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye.

No. 7 Chicago Bears (8-8) at No. 2 New Orleans Saints (12-4); Sunday, 4:40 p.m. ET

No. 6 Los Angeles Rams (10-6) at No. 3 Seattle Seahawks (12-4); Saturday, 4:40 p.m. ET

No. 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-5) at No. 4 Washington Football Team (7-9)

Washington is the third division winner in the past 11 seasons to have a losing record, but yet will be rewarded with a home playoff game. The other two were the Seattle Seahawks in 2010 (7-9) and Carolina Panthers in 2014 (7-8-1). In those two previous cases, the home team won in the wild card round before losing the next week.

The lowest remaining seed after the wild card games will face the No. 1 seed in each conference in the divisional round Jan 16-17. The other two remaining teams will play at the home of the higher seed.

The conference championships will be played Jan. 24. Super Bowl LV will be played in Tampa on Feb. 7.

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrates a 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Austin Hooper during the second half of an NFL football against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Cleveland.

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