2024 NFL Playoff Bracket: Updated NFL Playoff Bracket for the Super Bowl

The NFL postseason is closing in on a dramatic finale at Super Bowl 58. Follow along with our NFL playoff bracket and make your selections for this year's playoffs.

Peter Clarke - Content Editor at Covers.com
Jan 28, 2024 • 19:58 ET • 4 min read
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) holds the George Halas Trophy while after winning the NFC Championship football game against the Detroit Lions at Levi's Stadium.
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Just two teams remain on the NFL Playoff bracket! The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers have advanced to the Super Bowl; which teams will come out victorious in Las Vegas?

NFL playoff bracket

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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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If you're planning to bet on the 2023 NFL Playoffs, you need to make sure you're using a sportsbook that's trusted and giving you the best odds. We've assembled a list of all the best football betting sites so you don't have to. 

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