The National football league has changed its strategy. Next year, the playoffs will feature 14 teams – 7 from the AFC and 7 from the NFC. There will be seventeen games total, and the first game will be played on January 15, 2022. NBC will broadcast the entire event. There are no details as to who will host the game, but we can expect the NFC Championship game to feature the Los Angeles Rams.
NBC will televise nfl playoffs in 2021-22
NBC has announced plans to televise the NFL playoffs in the 2021-22 season. The NFL and NBC have a long-standing relationship. In 2006, the networks signed a deal that included 17 regular-season games. Later, that agreement was extended to eighteen games in 2010 and to 19 in 2012. In 2021-22, NBC will televise four postseason games including Super Bowl LVI and a Divisional Playoff game. In addition, the network will televise one preseason game.
The NFL’s playoff games will be televised on the same networks as the regular season. Fox and CBS will air the vast majority of games, while NBC will televise the Super Bowl in 2022. ESPN and ABC will co-televise some wild-card games. Those who cannot get to the game in person can stream the games on ESPN+, Paramount+ and Peacock. In addition, fans can stream Fox games on the Fox Sports app.
The transition from six to four-game postseasons is taking place as the field continues to shrink. Teams have two weeks to prepare for the next round. Then, the four best teams advance to the Divisional Round, where they will play for a chance to meet the Super Bowl champion. The winner of that round plays the winner of the other conference in the Super Bowl. The NFC and the AFC champions will meet in the Conference Championship Game, and the Super Bowl will be played in Tampa, Fla.
The NFL has opted to use a four-game playoff format this season, allowing for 14 teams instead of 12. There are three wild card spots available in each conference, giving three teams a chance to reach the divisional round. The NFC has six teams, while the AFC has only seven. In the Wildcard round, the third seed plays the sixth seed, and the fourth seed plays the fifth seed.
New England Patriots vs. Buffalo in AFC East
The New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills have split their regular season series. The Patriots won the first game of the season, 14-10, at Highmark Stadium, while the Bills won the second one, 33-21, at Gillette Stadium. Now, the Patriots are set to play a team from their division in the NFL playoff bracket for the seventh time in the team’s history. The Bills are 5-1 in the regular season and are the favorite in this matchup.
Buffalo will be looking to make the playoffs for the first time since 2013, when they upset the Chiefs. They have a lot to prove against a tough Kansas City Chiefs team, so Buffalo will be closely watching the Chiefs-Steelers matchup closely. Although Buffalo lost to the Chiefs in the AFC wild-card round, the Bills’ defense has a chance to knock off the Chiefs this time around.
Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers in NFC Championship
The Los Angeles Rams have won the NFC West for the second time in three years and the NFC championship game, while the San Francisco Niners have made the playoffs for the first time in four years. The Rams added Odell Beckham Jr. and Von Miller to their roster before the season started, and won their first playoff game since 2010. The Rams are looking to make a big statement in the Super Bowl, and a win against the 49ers would be a huge boost.
Both teams have their strong points and weaknesses, but the 49ers are the favorite in this game. The Rams are a heavy underdog, but their offense has an edge that could prove to be a major factor in this game. In Week 18, the 49ers overcame a second half deficit to beat the Rams. But the Rams need to win this game to reach the Super Bowl.