2021 NFL playoffs: NFC bracket and schedule

The NFL playoffs are nearing completion. Here’s how the NFC playoff picture looks at the moment and how the game schedule is laid out.

The Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers are officially at the top in the NFC heading into this season’s NFL playoffs. They’ll get to start things off with a bye and have a solid home field advantage for as long as they’re in the playoffs. That’s not a bad thing to have, especially with the advantage that comes with playing at Lambeau Field this time of year.

Was there anything else to be said about the NFC? Well, here’s how the Standings of the NFC playoffs have shaped up as we prepare for the playoffs.

NFC playoff standings

1

Green Bay Packers

2

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

3

Dallas Cowboys

4

Los Angeles Rams

5

Arizona Cardinals

6

San Francisco 49ers

7

Philadelphia Eagles

NFC playoff bracket

With the Packers locking up the top seed in the NFC, here’s how the NFC playoff bracket looks as the final games wrap up:

No. No. BYE

Matchup

Philadelphia Eagles

7

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2

Sunday, Jan. 16

1 p.m. ET

Matchup

San Francisco 49ers

6

Dallas Cowboys

3

Sunday, Jan. 16

4:30 p.m. ET

Matchup

Arizona Cardinals

5

Los Angeles Rams

4

Monday, Sept. 17

8:15 p.m. ET

NFC Wild Card schedule

NFC Wild Card Round will begin on Saturday, January 15th and continue through Jan. 17. The AFC Wild Card round of play will occur within the same timeframe. All games will be scheduled around each others.

Sunday, Jan. 16:

  • Eagles at Buccaneers, 1:05 pm
  • 49ers at Cowboys, 4:40 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 17:

  • Cardinals at Rams at 8.15 p.m.

NFC Divisional round schedule

After the Wild Card round ends, there will be four NFC teams left standing looking to advance. They’ll compete in two games, one that takes place on Saturday, Jan. 22 and the other on Sunday, Jan. 23.

Saturday, Jan. 22

Sunday, Jan. 23

NFC championship schedule

Following the NFC Divisional round, the NFC Championship Game is held. The NFC Championship Game will be played between the two remaining teams.

Sunday, Jan. 30

  • TBD vs. TBD, FOX 6:40 p.m.