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NFL playoffs schedule 2023: UK start times, how to live stream, odds and overtime rules

By Andrew Francis

Published: 8:35, 13 February 2023

The Kansas City Chiefs claimed an impressive win in an incredible Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles, lifting the Vince Lombardi trophy once again.

When are the NFL playoffs?

Wildcard Weekend saw the New York Giants pull off a big shock when they beat the Minnesota Vikings, whilst San Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars also secured their route to the Divisional Round. The divisional round didn’t throw up any big surprises with The Chiefs, 49ers and Eagles all making it through to the Conference Championships. The Bills and The Bengals contested for the final place in the Championship round but it was the Bengals who were able to come out on top.

They weren’t able to overcome the might of Patrick Mahomes, and the Kansas City Chiefs however succumbing to a narrow loss in an excellent match up. The other side competing at the Super Bowl will be the Jalen Hurts led Philadelphia Eagles, who made the 49ers look average on their way to the showpiece event.

How to watch the NFL playoffs

Bet365* stream a selection of NFL games live for account holders. Those interested in streaming the postseason live can take advantage of this service by following the simple steps below. After following the link below, you’ll notice the landing page advertises NBA which is also shown on Bet365.

  • Click on this link.
  • Click ‘join now’ and enter details.
  • Log in and fund your account.
  • Navigate to the ‘In-Play’ link at the top of the homepage and select your desired event.

*Geo restrictions apply, 18+ only, must have a funded account or placed a bet in the last 24 hours, BeGambleAware. All odds and offers within this article are accurate at the time of writing (21/12/22).

Download the new Squawka Live app

The new Squawka Live app is not just for football/soccer. You can follow NFL too as we edge closer to Super Bowl LVII.

  1. Download the Squawka Live app on the App Store or Google Play (here's the link). Currently, the app is available in the UK only.
  2. Follow your favourite teams and leagues to receive notifications.
  3. Navigate to the American Football tab to find info on NFL and NCAAFB matches.
  4. Compare odds and set alerts for specific match scenarios.
  5. Use Squawka Live as your second screen with real-time updates from possession time to penalty yards and detailed info on each drive - scoring and non-scoring.

Playoff Schedule

Wildcard Round

Saturday 14 January

  • San Francisco 49ers 41-23 Seattle Seahawks

Sunday 15 January

  • Jacksonville Jaguars 31-30 Los Angeles Chargers
  • Buffalo Bills 34-31 Miami Dolphins
  • New York Giants 31-24 Minnesota Vikings

Monday 16 January

  • Cincinnati Bengals 24-17 Baltimore Ravens

Tuesday 17 January

  • Dallas Cowboys 31-14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Divisional Round

Saturday 21 January

Kansas City Chiefs 27-20 Jacksonville Jaguars

Sunday 22 January

Philadelphia Eagles 38-7 New York Giants

Buffalo Bills 10-27 Cincinnati Bengals

San Francisco 49ers 19-12 Dallas Cowboys

Conference Championships

Sunday 29 January

Philadelphia Eagles 31-7 San Francisco 49ers

Kansas City Chiefs 23-20 Cincinnati Bengals

Super Bowl

Philadelphia Eagles 35-38 Kansas City Chiefs

NFL playoffs overtime rules explained

The overtime rules in the post season are slightly different to the regular season, as someone has to emerge as winner.

  • If the score is still tied at the end of an overtime period — or if the second team’s initial possession has not ended — the teams will play another overtime period. Play will continue regardless of how many overtime periods are needed for a winner to be determined.
  • There will be a two-minute intermission between each overtime period with no ‘half time’ period.
  • The captain who lost the first overtime coin toss will either choose to possess the ball or select which goal his team will defend, unless the team that won the coin toss deferred that choice.
  • Each team will have an opportunity to possess the ball in overtime and each team gets three timeouts during a half.
  • If there is still no winner at the end of a fourth overtime period, there will be another coin toss, and play will continue until a winner is declared.