The NFL playoffs take place every year starting in January and ending in February, with the long anticipated Super Bowl. As of now, there are four teams left in the playoffs and this weekend they will play to find out who will make it to the Superbowl!
The NFL is separated into two conferences, the American Football conference and the National Football conference. The two different conferences and their teams make up opposing sides of the playoff bracket (as shown in the bracket above with the AFC on the left and the NFC on the right) In addition to two larger divisions, the AFC and NFC are each broken into four subdivisions (North, South, East, and West) with 4 teams in each! As an example, the Cleveland Browns play in the NFC North along with the Bengals, Ravens, and Steelers.
In 2023, 14 teams made the NFL playoffs. The teams who make the playoffs are the champions of the 4 subdivisions, along with wildcards. The wildcard and first rounds have both been played. The four teams advancing to the semifinals are the Cincinnati Bengals, who will play the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles who will play the San Francisco 49ers. After those games are played the Super Bowl matchup will be determined! If you are interested in watching these games, they will be played on Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening!