NFL Playoff Schedule 2021: Wild-Card Round matchups, TV

By Kevin Kelley -

The NFL Playoff Schedule 2021 kicks off on Saturday with three Wild-Card Round games. Three more games complete the Wild-Card Round schedule on Sunday.

The action kicks off on Saturday, January 9, 2021, with an AFC-Wild Card matchup. The Indianapolis Colts travel to face the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y., and the game is set for 1:05pm ET on CBS.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:40pm ET, NFC Wild-Card action begins with the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Los Angeles Rams at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash. The game will be televised by FOX.

Saturday’s action concludes with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visiting the Washington Football Team at FedExField in Landover, Md. That game is slated for 8:15pm ET on NBC.

On Sunday, January 10, 2021, AFC Wild-Card action continues at 1:05pm ET on ESPN (simulcast on ABC, ESPN2, ESPN+ and Freeform) with the Tennessee Titans hosting the Baltimore Ravens at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn.

Next, the Chicago Bears travel to take on the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. The game is scheduled for a 4:40pm ET kickoff with the telecast on CBS, Nickelodeon, and Amazon Prime.

Wild-Card action concludes with the Pittsburgh Steelers hosting the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. The game will be televised by NBC and Peacock at 8:15pm ET.

The Kansas City Chiefs have claimed homefield advantage throughout the playoffs in the AFC, while the Green Bay Packers have homefield advantage in the NFC.

The four Divisional Round games will be played on Saturday, Jan. 16 and Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021.

The NFC and AFC Championship Games are set for Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. The games will be played at 3:05pm ET on FOX and 6:40pm ET on CBS, respectively.

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.

NFL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE 2021

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

WILD-CARD ROUND

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021
Buffalo 27, Indianapolis 24
LA Rams 30, Seattle 20
Tampa Bay 31, Washington 23

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021
Baltimore 20, Tennessee 13
New Orleans 21, Chicago 9
Cleveland 48, Pittsburgh 37

DIVISIONAL ROUND

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021

LA Rams at Green Bay
4:35pm | FOX | Buy Tickets

Baltimore at Buffalo
8:15pm | NBC | Buy Tickets

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021

Cleveland at Kansas City
3:05pm | CBS | Buy Tickets

Tampa Bay at New Orleans
6:40pm | FOX | Buy Tickets

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021

NFC Championship Game
3:05pm ET | FOX

AFC Championship Game
6:40pm ET | CBS

SUPER BOWL LV
Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 | 6:30pm | CBS
Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, Fla.
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