NFL Playoff Bracket 2023 & Printable PDF

Tim HeaneyDirector of Sports Content
Last Updated: May 1, 2023

The NFL playoffs wrapped up Sunday with the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl 57 win. Patrick Mahomes helped guide a 24-point second half in the Chiefs’ 38-35 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Now that the NFL offseason has started, relive the playoff journey of all NFL postseason qualifiers.

Download our printable NFL playoffs bracket for a recap of the football postseason picture.

NFL Playoff Bracket 2023 Printable

Super Bowl NFL Playoffs Bracket 2023 completed

⬇️ Download our NFL Playoffs Bracket Printable PDF file.

For the third year in a row, the NFL postseason features 14 teams — seven in each conference.

The No. 1 seed in the AFC and NFC will receive first-round byes and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

The No. 2-4 teams will have home-field advantage in the first round, with No. 2 hosting No. 7, No. 3 hosting No. 6, and No. 4 hosting No. 5.

As the postseason progresses, the higher-ranked teams will host matchups, with the highest seed hosting the lowest

Here is the key to understanding our playoff picture below:

  • X: Clinched postseason berth
  • Y: Clinched division title
  • Z: Clinched home-field advantage and first-round bye

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NFL Playoff Picture 2023

AFC Playoff Teams

1. Kansas City Chiefs (XYX)

2. Buffalo Bills (XY)

3. Cincinnati Bengals (XY)

4. Jacksonville Jaguars (XY)

5. Baltimore Ravens (X)

6. Los Angeles Chargers (X)

7. Miami Dolphins (X)

Chiefs’ Road to Super Bowl 57

KC was once again led by NFL MVP odds favorite Patrick Mahomes, locking up a 14-3 record and a first-round bye.

The Chiefs endured two nail-biter wins this postseason: a 27-20 back-and-forth with the Jaguars in the Divisional Round, and win Sunday over Cincinnati during their fifth straight year as AFC Championship Game hosts.

Battling a high-ankle sprain, Mahomes gutted to a noteworthy 326-yard, two-touchdown performance against Joe Burrow‘s Bengals.

Mahomes will look to lead Reid past his former squad on the biggest stage. Read more about the top SBLVII betting picks with our Chiefs vs Eagles prediction.

Bet on Super Bowl 57

NFC Playoff Teams

1. Philadelphia Eagles (XYZ)

2. San Francisco 49ers (XY)

3. Minnesota Vikings (XY)

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (XY)

5. Dallas Cowboys (X)

6. New York Giants (X)

7. Seattle Seahawks (X)

Eagles’ Road to Super Bowl 57

The Eagles were among the favorites in Super Bowl odds for most of the campaign, ending the regular season atop the conference with a first-round bye resulting from a 14-3 record.

After its one-week breather in the postseason, Philly steamrolled the Giants and 49ers on the way to clinching its second Super Bowl berth in six years.

This team is more naturally talented than its 2018 Lombardi-lifting underdog counterparts led by backup Nick Foles. Jalen Hurts was jostling with Mahomes in the MVP race for much of the season, and the talented defensive personnel carried EVP Howie Roseman‘s multiple-year plan through to a dominant run.

  • Get all the answers you need about the big game with our Super Bowl FAQs.

Given these two teams’ potent offenses, the Eagles vs Chiefs bet I’m looking to place immediately is an alternate total at BetMGM Sportsbook: Over 51.5 total points scored (+120).

NFL Playoff Bracket 2023 Printable Blank Template

Just in case you want to fill out a clean NFL playoff bracket, here’s a blank template.

NFL Playoffs Bracket 2023 Super Bowl

⬇️ Download our NFL Playoffs Bracket Printable PDF file.


Tim Heaney

Before joining The Game Day, Tim spent more than a decade in the fantasy sports and betting industry. Having written for ESPN, RotoWire, and USA TODAY, Tim earned an FSWA award nomination for Best MLB Print Article and multiple Top-5 finishes in fantasy baseball rankings contests. Tim has competed in Tout Wars (1 championship), LABR, Scott Fish Bowl, NFBC/NFFC, TGFBI, and RazzBowl (recent 4th-overall finish out of 200+). Drop him a line about TV, music, craft beer & pro wrestling.

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