Super Bowl 57 is set for two week's time as the Kanas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles prepare to meet in Arizona on Feb. 12, and that's where our NFL Playoff bracket comes in.
Printable NFL playoff bracket
The teams are set for Super Bowl LVII. Download, fill, and even print this bracket for the 2023 NFL Playoffs.
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Covers staff picks for NFL playoff bracket
Three members of Covers' roster of NFL betting experts have filled out a bracket ahead of the Wild Card Weekend, see their brackets below and don't forget to look for their NFL picks before every game.
Jason Logan's bracket: Seeing stars at the Super Bowl
Covers' veteran NFL analyst Jason Logan let fandom fuel his 2023 bracket picks, and he has his Dallas Cowboys riding through the rough and timber NFC to beat the Kansas City Chiefs at Super Bowl LVII. Over in the AFC, the championship is a rematch of 2022, with the Chiefs getting the better of Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals this year. Make sure to read all of Jason Logan's expert betting insights as he analyzes the odds, and line movement and makes picks for the whole NFL postseason
Rohit Ponnaiya's bracket: Backing the Bills
Covers' betting analyst Rohit Ponnaiya is backing the season-long favorite Buffalo Bills to win Super Bowl LVII after beating the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship. He's also picking the Dallas Cowboys to be their opponent. To do this, Ponnaiya sees Dallas besting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the San Francisco 49ers to make it the Big Game. Make sure to keep up with all of Rohit Ponnaiya's betting picks during this NFL postseason stretch.
Josh Inglis' bracket: Big cats are at top of the food chain in the AFC
Covers analyst Josh Inglis charted an aggressive bracket on the AFC side that sees the Jacksonville Jaguars beating the Kansas City Chiefs before falling to the Cincinnati Bengals. In the NFC, Inglis has the 49ers over the Seahawks, Cowboys, and Eagles on their way to being crowned Super Champions next month. Make sure to follow along with all of Josh Inglis' expert betting picks during the NFL Playoffs.
How the NFL playoff bracket works
Since 2020, the NFL playoffs have functioned with the following rules:
- The four divisional champions from the AFC and NFC are seeded one through four in their respective conferences based on their overall record from the regular season. The top seed in each conference gets a bye to the second round, called the Divisional Round.
- Each conference assigns three wild card teams (non-division winning teams with the best remaining records), and they are seeded five through six based on their regular season record.
- Re-seeding: In each round, home-field advantage is determined by seeding number instead of bracket position. The NFL playoff bracket is not a fixed system, and the outcome of the Wild Card games determines the Division Round matchups. The lowest remaining seed in each conference travels to the first seed (which had a bye), and the second-lowest remaining seed faces the second-highest remaining seed.
- For the Conference Championships, the home field goes to the highest-remaining seed in each conference.
In the event of a tied record, seeds are assigned as follows:
|Ties for division seeding||Ties for conference seeding|
|1. Best winning percentage in games between the tied teams.||1. Apply the division tiebreaker to eliminate all but the highest-ranked club in each division prior to proceeding to the next step.|
|2. Best winning percentage in in-division games||2. Head-to-head record, if applicable.|
|3. Best winning percentage in games played against the same teams||3. Best winning percentage in games played within the conference.|
|4. Best winning percentage in in-conference games.||4. Best winning percentage in common games, minimum of four.|
|5. Combined winning percentage of all the teams that a team has defeated during the season.||5. Combined winning percentage of all the teams that a team has defeated during the season.|
|6. Best combined winning percentage of all the teams that a team has played against during the season.||6. Best combined winning percentage of all the teams that a team has played against during the season.|
|7. Best combined conference ranking for points scored and points allowed.||7. Best combined conference ranking for points scored and points allowed.|
|8. Best combined league ranking for points scored and points allowed.||8. Best combined league ranking for points scored and points allowed.|
|9. Best net points for common games.||9. Best net points for conference games.|
|10. Best net points for the regular season||10. Best net points for the regular season|
|11. Best net touchdowns for the regular season||11. Best net touchdowns for the regular season|
If the above criteria don't break a tie, a coin toss is used.
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