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The 2020–21 NFL playoffs was the playoff tournament for the 2020 season.It began on January 9, 2021 and concluded with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers becoming champions by defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on February 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
- January 9 – February 7, 2021
The 2020 playoffs began on the weekend of January 9–10, 2021 with the Wild Card Round. Under the new NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), the playoffs expanded to 14 teams. There were three Wild Card teams per conference and only the top seed in each conference received a first-round bye.
- Divisional Playoffs
- Super Bowl Liv: Kansas City Chiefs 31, San Francisco 49ers 20
- Television Coverage
Within each conference, the four division winners and the two wild card teams (the top two non-division winners with the best overall regular season records) qualified for the playoffs. The four division winners are seeded 1 through 4 based on their overall won-lost-tied record, and the wild card teams are seeded 5 and 6. The NFL does not use a fixed bracket playoff system, and there are no restrictions regarding teams from the same division matching up in any round. In the first round, dubbed the wild-card playoffs or wild-card weekend, the third-seeded division winner hosts the sixth seed wild card, and the fourth seed hosts the fifth. The 1 and 2 seeds from each conference then receive a bye in the first round. In the second round, the divisional playoffs, the number 1 seed hosts the worst surviving seed from the first round (seed 4, 5, or 6), while the number 2 seed will play the other team (seed 3, 4, or 5). The two surviving teams from each conference's divisional playoff game...
The league announced on May 22 that the two divisional games played on the Sunday would be moved back from their traditional 1:00 and 4:30 p.m. (EST) start times to 3:05 and 6:40 p.m. (EST), respectively, matching the conference championship games. For the first time in four years, both AFC wild card games were on Saturday, and both NFC wild card games were on Sunday (instead of one each per day, as in previous years).
Sunday, January 12, 2020
On May 22, 2019, the league announced that the divisional round games played on the Sunday would be moved from their traditional 1:00 p.m. (ET) and 4:30 p.m. (ET) start times to 3:00 p.m. (ET) and 6:30 p.m. (ET), respectively. Similar to the 2002 changes made to the start times of the Conference championship games, this will allow teams in the Mountain and Pacifictime zones to play in the early Sunday game at a reasonable hour instead of at 11:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. local time.
This was the first time the Chiefs and 49ers have faced each other in the Super Bowl. Their last regular season meeting ended in a Chiefs victory 38–27, on September 23, 2018 in Arrowhead Stadium. The 49ers lead the all-time series 7–6. The teams traded a touchdown and a field goal in the first half, going into halftime tied 10–10. The 49ers took a 10-point lead in the third quarter. The Chiefs then went on to score 21 unanswered points in the final 7 minutes to win the Super Bowl 31–20. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan has now been outscored 46–0 in the 4th quarters and overtime of the two Super Bowls he has been a part of (the other being Super Bowl LI with the Falcons).
All playoff games are televised nationally on network television. ESPN produced coverage of the Saturday afternoon Wild Card game for the sixth consecutive season, and ESPN simulcasted it on ABC for the fifth consecutive season. For the second straight season, NBC aired the late afternoon Sunday Wild Card game as a lead-in to its coverage of the Golden Globe Awards. CBS then televised one of the AFC Wild Card Games, and Foxhad one of the NFC Wild Card games. Coverage of the NFC Divisional games were split between Fox and NBC. CBS had exclusive coverage of both AFC Divisional games and the AFC Championship Game. Fox had exclusive coverage of the NFC Championship Game and exclusive coverage the Super Bowl.
- January 4, – February 2, 2020
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The National Football League playoffs are a single-elimination tournament held after the regular season to determine the NFL champion. Currently, seven teams from each of the league's two conferences qualify for the playoffs. A tie-breaking procedure exists if required. The tournament culminates in the Super Bowl: the league's championship game in which two teams, one from each conference, play each other to become champion of the NFL. NFL postseason history can be traced to the first NFL Champi
The NFL introduced overtime for any divisional tiebreak games beginning in 1940, and for championship games beginning in 1946. The first postseason game to be played under these rules was the 1958 NFL Championship Game between the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants, decided by a one-yard touchdown run by Colts fullback Alan Ameche after eight minutes and fifteen seconds of extra time. Overtime under the original format was sudden death, the first team to score would be declared the winner. In M
The NFL's method for determining its champions has changed over the years.
Correct as of end of the 2020 regular season. *Tiebreaker playoff appearances based on the team with the more recent playoff appearance.
Divisional playoffs: Feb. 7 – Raymond James Stadium: 3 Pittsburgh: 37 Wild Card playoffs: A1 Kansas City 9 Jan. 9 – FedExField: Jan. 17 – Mercedes-Benz Superdome N5 Tampa Bay 31 Super Bowl LV: 5 Tampa Bay: 31 4 Washington: 23 5 Tampa Bay 30 Jan. 24 – Lambeau Field Jan. 10 – Mercedes-Benz Superdome: 2 New Orleans 20 NFC: 7 Chicago: 9 5 ...Jan. 10 – Nissan Stadium(5)Jan. 10 – Nissan Stadium(baltimore)Jan. 10 – Nissan Stadium(20)Jan. 16 – Bills StadiumJan. 17 – Mercedes-Benz Superdome531Jan. 17 – Mercedes-Benz Superdome423Jan. 17 – Mercedes-Benz Superdome4235
- Trying to Cite The Playoff Schedule Before The Last Weekend of Games Even Begin
- semi-protected Edit Request on 10 January 2021
- A Parallel Universe ?
- Separate Page For No-Chi Game
- Balrimore-Tennessee Score
What is stopping the creation of a 14-team bracket for the NFL? KyuuA4 (Talk:キュウ) 05:31, 15 December 2020 (UTC) 1. Ah, one such workexists. But it will have to wait.
I am linking here below some of the diffsto edits I and others have made within the past few days. Please compare the schedules that we reverted to the one that the league eventually released. For example, I do not think there was prior warning that ESPN/ABC would eventually be given the early 1pm Sunday game instead of a Saturday game like they had been assigned in previous Wild Card Weekends. This should be used as a friendly reminder in future NFL playoff articles that network assignments should not be listed, and any such sources would be unreliable, until the league officially announces them. Thanks. Zzyzx11 (talk) 02:43, 4 January 2021 (UTC) 1. Also recall the 2015–16 NFL playoffs with the previous 12-team format, when both AFC Wild Card games were played on the Saturday, and then both NFC Wild Card games were played on the Sunday (instead of having a game from each conference on the same day). There was no warning that the league was going to do that beforehand. And iirc that...
The Bears vs Saints game is being simulcast on CBS, Nickelodeon AND Amazon Prime. Change CBS/Nickelodeon to CBS/Nickelodeon/Amazon Prime. ItMeJordy (talk) 08:42, 10 January 2021 (UTC) 1. Nickelodeon and Amazon Prime were each separate telecasts, too (not a simulcast), so their respective announce crews should also be reflected. rawmustard (talk) 03:57, 11 January 2021 (UTC) 2. Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Elliot321 (talk | contribs) 21:18, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
Maybe it’s a silly question, but I was wondering about it : If for some reason, Chicago won over New Orleans (let’s assume), then Tampa Bay would’ve been at home against Los Angeles, am I right? But with Super Bowl LV also in Raymond James Stadium, which RJS would be shown as << Raymond James Stadium >>, and which one as << Raymond James Stadium >> ? Or both, considering it is for different reasons? Vym29 (talk) 12:43, 11 January 2021 (UTC) 1. 1.1. Well, now it is irrelevant. And for some reason the playoffs page seems to link the stadium every time in the game boxes, and not worry about WP:OVERLINK. Jdavi333 (talk) 13:52, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
Do any of the other frequent editors think that this game does not deserve it's own article? 2021 NFC Wild Card game (Chicago–New Orleans) was created after Sunday's game, but I see absolutely nothing notable about the game, except for the fact that it was broadcast on Nickelodeon. Games like the Mile High Miracle, Music City Miracle, and The Immaculate Reception deserve their own pages, among other historically great NFL games. This does not. Jdavi333 (talk) 19:00, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
"Two plays later on 3rd and 4, after Brady's pass missed his intended target and he whined to the officials, " This does not sound neutral. It sounds like a salty Packers fan wrote the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2603:9000:F108:7DDD:C8FC:1D1A:2558:EB52 (talk) 01:03, 26 January 2021 (UTC)
Why is the Baltimore-Tennessee score listed as 10000000000 to 14? 21:45, 6 February 2021 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) Why was the preceding comment listed as unsigned? I merely only signed the timestamp. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 21:50, 6 February 2021 (UTC) It was listed that way because someone vandalized Template:2020–21 NFL playoffs. Someone else restored it so it's fine now. When leaving comments you should sign them with four tildes that way a signature is added. Sudonymous (talk) 21:52, 6 February 2021 (UTC) A signature can be added with 5 tildes, leaving only the timestamp. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 22:36, 6 February 2021 (UTC) 1. You shouldn't sign things with just a timestamp. People should know who has written a comment, not just when it was left. – PeeJay12:16, 7 February 2021 (UTC)