NFL Playoff Games Today: Schedule, Times, Odds, Predictions and Who is Playing in the AFC and NFC Championship

NFL Playoff Games Today: Schedule, Times, Odds, Predictions and Who is Playing in the AFC and NFC Championship


On the heels of another brilliant run of competitive performances, the NFL Playoffs are back with the Conference Championship Round on Sunday, January 29. There are just four teams remaining, all vying for that pivotal Super Bowl 57 appearance in the sports calendar's biggest event of the year.

Here's a look at everything you need to know about the NFL schedule today, including start times, who's playing, betting odds, predictions and TV Channels.

Who is Playing in the NFL Playoffs Today

In the NFC Championship (3:00 p.m. EST, FOX), the 1-seed Philadelphia Eagles will host the 2-seed San Francisco 49ers. San Francisco will take its 12-game winning streak on the road to Philly, where the NFC's No. 1 seed awaits.

In the AFC Championship (6:30 p.m. EST, CBS), the 1-seed Kansas City Chiefs will host the 3-seed Cincinnati Bengals. Both of these sides are on special runs. Cincinnati has won 10 consecutive games and the Chiefs are winners of six straight. It's a classic rematch of the 2022 AFC Championship Game, and if this year's version is any similar, expect this game to go down to the wire.

What Time do the NFL Playoffs Start Today

The NFL Playoffs kick off today with the NFC Championship between the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers at 3:00 p.m. EST on FOX.

The Eagles may have been the No. 1 seed in the NFC, but the betting markets aren't being so quick to crown them. Philly is getting a slight edge at home, but this 2.5-point spread doesn't even reach the number usually attributed to home-field advantage, implying that the Niners may well be the favorites if this game were at a neutral site.

What Channel Are the NFL Playoffs On

The NFL Playoffs will start on FOX this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. EST for the 49ers vs Eagles NFC Championship matchup, then move over to CBS at 6:30 p.m. EST for the AFC Championship between the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs.

NFL Playoffs TV Schedule

  • 3:00 p.m. EST — San Francisco 49ers @ Philadelphia Eagles (FOX)
  • 6:30 p.m. EST — Cincinnati Bengals @ Kansas City Chiefs (CBS)

NFL Odds Today

49ers vs Eagles NFC Championship Odds

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: SF: (+132) | PHI: (-156)
Spread: SF: +2.5 (+100) | PHI: -2.5 (-122)
Total: 45.5 —Over: (-108) | Under: (-112)
Odds to Win Super Bowl: SF: (+340) | PHI: (+230)

Bengals vs Chiefs AFC Championship Odds

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CIN: (+114) | KC: (-134)
Spread: CIN: +1.5 (-104) | KC: -1.5 (-118)
Total: 48.5 — Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)
Odds to Win Super Bowl: CIN: (+320) | KC: (+230)

NFL Predictions & Picks Today

49ers vs Eagles Pick

I think the NFL world is a little too quick to crown the Eagles off that blowout win over the New York Giants. The Giants are at least one tier below the Cowboys in terms of level of competition though, having earned their first playoff win over a similarly fraudulent Minnesota Vikings team.

The 49ers, who rank No. 2 in the NFL and No. 1 in the NFC in Football Outsiders' total DVOA metric, knocked off the No. 6 team in DVOA in the divisional round, while Philly took care of the 21st-ranked squad.

So not letting that one win cloud our view, we have two teams that are neck-and-neck at the top of the DVOA rankings. They also tied for fourth in the NFL by averaging 5.9 yards per play on offense and allowed a similarly low 4.8 (Philly) and 5.0 (San Fran) yards per play to their opponents.

This matchup is really as close as it gets, but I have to side slightly with the favorite. Divisional Round aside, both teams' most difficult wins these season have been against opponents of a similar caliber, and we just have a much bigger sample size of Jalen Hurts' dominance than we do with Brock Purdy. Purdy could very well be the next big thing, but in such a close matchup that's not something I'm ready to bank on just yet.

Final Score Prediction: 49ers: 14 | Eagles: 17

Bengals vs Chiefs Pick

We're talking two of the best quarterbacks in football battling it out for bragging rights. Think Peyton Manning vs Tom Brady, but the 2023 edition.

While we can't ignore the playoff magic that Burrow puts together, and this game may truly be a toss-up, how can Patrick Mahomes and his Chiefs miss out on the Super Bowl for a second straight year? This team has been to five straight conference title games and looks to make it three Super Bowl trips in the last four.

It felt like the Chiefs took last year's AFC Championship loss personally, too. While they did lose Tyreek Hill, the franchise went out and led the league in points scored, yards gained and passing yards.

We're taking the Chiefs, in a tight one. Even with Mahomes suffering through an ankle sprain, he shows up with a classic performance.

Final Score Prediction: Bengals 27 | Chiefs 30

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