NFL Playoff Schedule 2021: Championship Game matchups, TV

By Kevin Kelley -

The NFL Playoff Schedule 2021 continues this weekend with the AFC and NFC Championship Games. Both games will be played on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021.

The NFC Championship Game features the No. 1 seed Green Bay Packers hosting the No. 5 seed Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisc. The game kicks off at 3:05pm ET and it will be televised nationally by FOX.

Green Bay advanced to the NFC Championship Game with a 32-18 victory at home over the No. 6 seed Los Angeles Rams. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers advanced to play the Packers after defeating the No. 2 seed New Orleans Saints, 30-20, at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.

Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, and Tom Rinaldi will cover the NFC Championship Game for FOX, while the game referee will be Clete Blakeman (34).

Earlier this season in Week 6, Green Bay traveled to Tampa Bay and lost to the Buccaneers, 38-10.

The AFC Championship Game will feature the No. 2 seed Buffalo Bills traveling to take on the No. 1 seed Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The game will be televised nationally at 6:40pm ET on CBS.

The Kansas City Chiefs advanced to the AFC Championship Game after defeating the No. 6 seed Cleveland Browns, 22-17, at Arrowhead Stadium. The Buffalo Bills advanced to the conference championship after defeating the No. 7 seed Indianapolis Colts, 27-24, and the No. 5 seed Baltimore Ravens, 17-3, both at home at Bills Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y.

CBS’ television crew for the AFC Championship Game is Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn, and Jay Feely. The referee will be Bill Vinovich (52).

Kansas City and Buffalo squared off most recently during Week 6 of the current season. The Chiefs traveled to Orchard Park and defeated the Bills, 26-17, in a Monday Night Football contest.

Super Bowl LV is set for Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The game will be televised by CBS at 6:30pm ET (Buy Tickets).

NFL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

(Full Schedule w/ PDF)
* All times Eastern.

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021

NFC Championship Game
Tampa Bay 31, Green Bay 26

AFC Championship Game
Kansas City 38, Buffalo 24

SUPER BOWL LV

Kansas City vs. Tampa Bay
Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 | 6:30pm | CBS
Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, Fla.
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