Get Ready for the 2024 NFL Playoffs: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Miami, Florida – Get ready football fans, it’s time for the 2024 NFL playoffs! With the wild-card round set to begin on January 13 and continue until January 15, you have a week to immerse yourself in the excitement of the league. Whether you’re a seasoned fan or just getting started, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know.

Fourteen teams out of the NFL’s 32 will have a shot at the prestigious Vince Lombardi Trophy. These teams include the four division winners and three wild-card teams from each conference. The top-seeded teams in the AFC and NFC have already secured their positions, with the Baltimore Ravens (13-3) and the San Francisco 49ers (12-4) earning first-round byes and home-field advantage.

The remaining spots are filled by the other division winners and wild-card teams, following a sequential ranking based on records. In the NFC, the Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, and Los Angeles Rams have secured their places, while the NFC West and East divisions remain up for grabs.

In the AFC, the Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, and Cleveland Browns have already clinched their playoff berths. The Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, and Pittsburgh Steelers are still vying for the remaining three spots.

In case of tiebreakers, the teams’ head-to-head records play a significant role in determining their playoff eligibility. If the tie persists, a series of subsequent factors, such as strength of victory, strength of schedule, and rankings in points scored and points allowed, come into play. In the rare event that all tiebreakers are equal, a coin toss will determine the final outcome.

Looking ahead to the playoff schedule, the wild-card round will kick off on January 13 and continue until January 15. Following that, the divisional round will take place on January 20 and 21. The conference championships are scheduled for Sunday, January 28. Finally, Super Bowl LVIII will be held on February 11 at the Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders.

So mark your calendars and get ready for a thrilling postseason of NFL football. It’s time to see which team will emerge victorious and etch their name in history as the Super Bowl champions of 2024.