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2024 NFL Playoffs: Dates, times, format & odds

The 2024 NFL playoffs get underway in the second weekend of January with the Wild Card round.

The six Wild Card games are again spread over three days with one scheduled on Monday Night Football.

The four divisional matchups take place over the third weekend in January with an even split of two games — one from each conference — on both Saturday and Sunday.

Both conference championship games are scheduled for Sunday, January 28th with a two-week break until the Super Bowl, which has been held on the second Sunday in February instead of the first since the NFL implemented a 17-game schedule in 2021.

Continue reading for all you need to know about the 2024 NFL playoffs. 

What2024 NFL Playoffs
WhereAcross the United States
WhenSaturday, January 13 - Sunday, February 11, 2024
OddsKC Chiefs +600, PHI Eagles +800, BUF Bills +900

When is the Super Bowl?

The Super Bowl is slated to take place at 6:30 PM ET on Sunday, February 11th, 2024.

Where is the Super Bowl?

Allegiant Stadium, the home of the Las Vegas Raiders, in Paradise, Nevada will host the big game in 2024. 

The NFL had originally planned to stage Super Bowl LVIII at New Orleans' Superdome, but it was switched back to 2025 due to a scheduling conflict with the city's Mardi Gras celebrations.

How many teams make the NFL Playoffs?

A total of 14 of the league's 32 teams will punch their tickets to the postseason: seven from the American Football Conference and seven from the National Football Conference. 

Owners voted to expand the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams in March 2020 with the new format in place for the start of the 2020 season.

What is the format of the NFL Playoffs?

The No.1 seeds in both the AFC and NFC will receive a bye in the Wild Card round, with the remaining division champions in each conference seeded No.2, No.3, and No.4 based on their regular-season records.

The next three teams with the best records in the conference are then allocated seeds #5, #6, and #7.

The No.2 seed will host the No.7 seed, the No.3 seed hosts the No.6 seed and the No.4 seed hosts the No.5 seed in each conference's Wild Card round with the winners moving through to the Divisional round.

There, the lowest remaining seeds among the Wild Card game winners will travel to face the conference's No.1 seed and the highest surviving seeds from the opening postseason round host the other team.

The same applies when the two Divisional round winners meet in the Conference championship game, with the highest remaining seed earning hosting rights.

The two conference champions then ultimately face off to contest the Vince Lombardi Trophy in the Super Bowl.

Who are the favorites to win the Super Bowl?

The Kansas City Chiefs (+600) are the favorites to prolong their dynasty and win a third Super Bowl title in five years. Andy Reid's team overcame the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 at State Farm Stadium last February with Harrison Butker kicking the game-winning field goal with eight seconds left on the clock.

The Chiefs have played host to the AFC Championship game in each of the last five seasons and remain ahead of many of their conference rivals in terms of quarterback play and coaching.

The Buffalo Bills (+900) and Cincinnati Bengals (+1100) have pushed them the closest since the post-Tom Brady demise of the New England Patriots, but the New York Jets (+1600) have gained plenty of support since the end of last season thanks to their high-profile acquisition of former four-time regular season MVP Aaron Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers.

The Eagles (+800) outgained Kansas City through the air and produced more net yardage than the Chiefs at Super Bowl LVII, but fell just short.

The greatest challenge to Philadelphia's defense of the NFC Championship could come from the San Francisco 49ers (+900), who appeared to solve their quarterback problems when unearthing a new starter in Brock Purdy late last season.

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