The NFL landscape is changing in a big way.
For the last 30 years, the NFL playoffs consisted of a 12-team format, and now it's expanding. Tuesday morning, NFL clubs voted to expand the playoffs to 14 teams and will go into effect for the 2020 season.
This isn't the first time the NFL has expanded the amount of teams eligible for the postseason tournament, changing it to 10 teams in 1978, but often times it's grown as a result of more teams joining the league.
Below is a full break down of how the format will shake out and how you can watch:
Two additional Wild Card teams — one each in the American and National Football Conferences — will qualify for the playoffs. The No. 1 seed in each conference will receive a bye in the Wild Card round. The remaining division champions in each conference with the best records will be seeded 2, 3, and 4, followed by the next three teams per conference with the best records seeded 5, 6, 7.
AFC and NFC Wild Card games will feature the 2 seed hosting the 7 seed, the 3 seed hosting the 6 seed and the 4 seed hosting the 5 seed.
Wild Card Weekend for the 2020 season will consist of three games on Saturday, January 9, and three games on Sunday, January 10, 2021.
CBS will broadcast one additional Wild Card game on January 10 with kickoff at approximately 4:40 p.m. ET. The game will also be available via a livestream on CBS All Access. Additionally, as part of CBS' coverage, a separately produced telecast of the game will air on Nickelodeon, tailored for a younger audience.
NBC, its new streaming service Peacock, as well as Telemundo will all broadcast an additional Wild Card game on January 10 with kickoff at approximately 8:15 p.m. ET.
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