- The 2019-20 NFL Playoffs begin with Wild Card Weekend on January 4 and 5
- Print off SBD’s bracket to make your picks for each game of the playoffs, right through to Super Bowl 54
- Who do you think will win Super Bowl 54?
And just like that, the 2019 NFL regular season has come and gone.
While it would be fun to sit back and follow the upcoming wrath of Jerry Jones, or continue dissecting Jameis Winston’s remarkable 30-30 season, we’ve still got another
four three two week s of football ahead of us now that the Super Bowl 54 matchup is set – no, the Pro Bowl does not count as a week of football.
Wild Card Weekend kicked off on Saturday, January 4 at 4:35pm ET. The playoffs conclude with Super Bowl 54 on February 2.
Make Your NFL Playoff Picks
After one of the wildest Wild Card Weekends I can recall, which saw all four games decided by one score, with two needing overtime, and both no. 6 seeds providing upsets, we got pretty spoiled again in the Divisional Round.
Outside of the Niners blowing out the Vikings, the Divisional Round was a nice follow up to Wild Card Weekend. We saw a colossal upset with the Titans taking down Lamar Jackson and the Ravens, one of the craziest comebacks in NFL history with the Chiefs erasing a 24-0 deficit (in one quarter), and then a very entertaining finale with the Packers hanging on to beat the Seahawks.
The Conference Championships simply saw the two better teams take over. The Chiefs offense put up points too fast, forcing the Titans out of their power running game, and the Niners absolutely dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.
You can see the updated NFL Playoff Bracket above.
Looking for Help with Your Picks?
Unsure of who to take in the Super Bowl? Check out our matchup page, which contain the odds, team trends, as well as team and player stats (everything you need to make an informed wager):
Original Playoff Bracket
When you get to filling out your bracket, keep in mind that the NFL Playoffs do not work as a traditional bracket does. The winners from Wild Card Weekend do not just move through to the box next to them.
The Divisional Round sees the highest seed play the lowest seed in both the AFC and NFC.
For example, if the (#3 seed) New England Patriots were to beat the Tennessee Titans in their Wild Card matchup, the Patriots would not play the (#2 seed) Kansas City Chiefs, as the winner of the (#5 seed) Bills vs (#4 seed) Texans would be the lowest seed moving through, and would therefore have to play the highest seed (Ravens) in the next round.
If the Vikings or Titans should win in Wild Card Weekend, they’d be locked into a matchup with the top-seeded Niners and Ravens, respectively, since they are the lowest seeds in each conference.