When is the Super Bowl 2018 (52)? date, kickoff time, TV channel; complete NFL playoff schedule
Published 9:06 pm Sunday, December 31, 2017
It’s time for the NFL Playoffs 2018 and the Super Bowl 2018, crowning the next champion in pro football.
When is the NFL Super Bowl 2018 date, time, TV channel?
Super Bowl 52
Sunday, Feb. 4
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AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion, 6:30 p.m. Eastern
Super Bowl 52 TV channel: NBC
Here is the schedule for the NFL Playoffs 2018:
Wild Card Round
AFC byes: New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers
NFC byes: Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings
Saturday, Jan. 6
GAME 1: Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs, 4:35 p.m., ESPN/ABC
GAME 2: Atlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 p.m., NBC
Sunday, Jan. 7
GAME 3: Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:05 p.m., CBS
GAME 4: Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints, 4:40 p.m., FOX
Saturday, Jan. 13
GAME 5: AFC Divisional, 4:35 p.m., CBS
GAME 6: NFC Divisional, 8:15 p.m., NBC
Sunday, Jan. 14
GAME 7: AFC Divisional, 4:40 p.m., CBS
GAME 8: NFC Divisional, 8:20 p.m., FOX
Sunday, Jan. 21
AFC Championship: Game 5 winner vs. Game 7 winner, 3:05 p.m., CBS
NFC Championship: Game 6 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 6:40 p.m., FOX
Super Bowl 52
Sunday, Feb. 4
AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion, 6:30 p.m., NBC
Buffalo got the final postseason berth when Cincinnati stunned Baltimore. The Bengals scored on a fourth-and-12 play when Andy Dalton hooked up with Tyler Boyd for a 49-yard score with 53 seconds remaining. The unlikely outcome scrambled the postseason picture for five AFC teams: Baltimore, Buffalo, Jacksonville, Kansas City and Tennessee.
The Bills will be in the playoffs for the first time since 1999. They had the longest postseason drought of any pro team in North America.
The Titans earned the other AFC wild-card spot by beating the Jaguars.
New Orleans won the NFC South despite losing at Tampa Bay in the final minute. It was the only division race unsettled going into Sunday. Fellow NFL South teams Carolina and Atlanta earned NFC wild cards.
Baltimore (9-7) and the Los Angeles Chargers (9-7) were eliminated in the AFC. Seattle (9-7) missed out in the NFC.
So, the seeds look like this:
1. New England (13-3)
2. Pittsburgh (13-3)
3. Jacksonville (10-6)
4. Kansas City (10-6)
5. Tennessee (9-7)
6. Buffalo (9-7)
1. Philadelphia (13-3)
2. Minnesota (13-3)
3. Los Angeles Rams (11-5)
4. New Orleans (11-5)
5. Carolina (11-5)
6. Atlanta (10-6)
The top two seeds in each conference get byes, leaving other eight teams to play next weekend.
Kansas City will host Tennessee on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Jacksonville will host Buffalo on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Los Angeles will host Atlanta on Saturday at 8:15 p.m. New Orleans will host Carolina — their third meeting this the season — on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.