2020–21 NFL playoffs

playoff tournament for the 2020 NFL season

The 2020–21 NFL playoffs was the playoff tournament for the 2020 season. It began on January 9, 2021 and ended 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.

2020–21 NFL playoffs
DatesJanuary 9 – February 7, 2021
Season2020
Teams14
Games played13
Super Bowl LV site
Defending championsKansas City Chiefs
ChampionsTampa Bay Buccaneers
Runners-upKansas City Chiefs
Conference
runners-up

ParticipantsEdit

Seeds are based off a team's placement in their conference.

Playoff seeds
Seed AFC NFC
1 Kansas City Chiefs (West winner) Green Bay Packers (North winner)
2 Buffalo Bills (East winner) New Orleans Saints (South winner)
3 Pittsburgh Steelers (North winner) Seattle Seahawks (West winner)
4 Tennessee Titans (South winner) Washington Football Team (East winner)
5 Baltimore Ravens (wild card) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (wild card)
6 Cleveland Browns (wild card) Los Angeles Rams (wild card)
7 Indianapolis Colts (wild card) Chicago Bears (wild card)


BracketEdit

Jan 10 – Nissan Stadium Jan 16 – Bills Stadium
5 Baltimore 20
4 Tennessee 13
5 Baltimore 3
Jan 24 – Arrowhead Stadium
Jan 9 – Bills Stadium 2 Buffalo 17
AFC
7 Indianapolis 24 2 Buffalo 24
Jan 17 – Arrowhead Stadium
2 Buffalo 27 1 Kansas City 38
AFC Championship
Jan 10 – Heinz Field 6 Cleveland 17
1 Kansas City 22
6 Cleveland 48
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 Tampa Bay 31
Jan 16 – Lambeau Field
2 New Orleans 21 1 Green Bay 26
NFC Championship
Jan 9 – Lumen Field 6 LA Rams 18
1 Green Bay 32
6 LA Rams 30
3 Seattle 20


ScheduleEdit

Away team Score Home Team Date Kickoff[1]
(ET / UTC–5)
TV[2][3][4]
Wild Card playoffs
Indianapolis Colts 24–27 Buffalo Bills January 9, 2021 1:05 p.m. CBS
Los Angeles Rams 30–20 Seattle Seahawks January 9, 2021 4:40 p.m. Fox
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31–23 Washington Football Team January 9, 2021 8:15 p.m. NBC
Baltimore Ravens 20–13 Tennessee Titans January 10, 2021 1:05 p.m. ABC/ESPN
Chicago Bears 9–21 New Orleans Saints January 10, 2021 4:40 p.m. CBS/Nick
Cleveland Browns 48–37 Pittsburgh Steelers January 10, 2021 8:15 p.m. NBC
Divisional playoffs
Los Angeles Rams 18–32 Green Bay Packers January 16, 2021 4:35 p.m. Fox
Baltimore Ravens 3–17 Buffalo Bills January 16, 2021 8:15 p.m. NBC
Cleveland Browns 17–22 Kansas City Chiefs January 17, 2021 3:05 p.m. CBS
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30–20 New Orleans Saints January 17, 2021 6:40 p.m. Fox
Conference Championships
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31–26 Green Bay Packers January 24, 2021 3:05 p.m. Fox
Buffalo Bills 24–38 Kansas City Chiefs January 24, 2021 6:40 p.m. CBS
Super Bowl LV
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Kansas City Chiefs 9–31 Tampa Bay Buccaneers February 7, 2021 6:30 p.m. CBS

ReferencesEdit

  1. "18 teams remain in the playoff picture... who will make it to #SuperWildCard weekend? #NFLPlayoffs". twitter.com. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  2. Around the NFL staff (January 3, 2021). "NFL announces schedule for Super Wild Card Weekend". NFL.com. NFL Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved January 4, 2021.
  3. "SUPER WILD CARD WEEKEND SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED". NFLCommunications.com (Press release). NFL Enterprises. January 7, 2021. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  4. Around the NFL staff (January 10, 2021). "NFL announces playoff game schedule for Divisional Round". NFL.com. NFL Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved January 10, 2021.