Last Update: Jan 14, 2023.

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How does the NFC wild card work?

NFC Championship The NFL does not use a fixed bracket system; the outcome of the Wild Card games determine the matchups of the Divisional playoffs games, with the lowest remaining seed in each conference traveling to the first seed, and the second-lowest remaining seed traveling to the second-highest remaining seed.

The 49ers clinched the NFC West title in Week 15. They will host the Seahawks in the wild-card round. The Vikings clinched the NFC North title in Week 15. They will host the Giants in the wild-card round.

NFC playoff teams
Philadelphia Eagles, 14-3 (NFC East winner)San Francisco 49ers, 13-4 (NFC West winner)Minnesota Vikings, 13-4 (NFC North winner)Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8-9 (NFC South winner)Dallas Cowboys, 12-5 (First wild card)New York Giants, 9-7-1 (Second wild card)Seattle Seahawks, 9-8 (Third wild card)

The 49ers clinched the NFC West title in Week 15. They will host the Seahawks in the wild-card round. The Vikings clinched the NFC North title in Week 15. They will host the Giants in the wild-card round.5 days ago

2022 NFL Playoff Picture: Which Teams Are In, Seeding And Matchups

The 49ers clinched the NFC West title in Week 15. They will host the Seahawks in the wild-card round. The Vikings clinched the NFC North title in Week 15. They will host the Giants in the wild-card round.

2022 NFL Playoff Picture: Which Teams Are In, Seeding And Matchups

In a playoff spot
Philadelphia Eagles, 12-1 (NFC East leader)Minnesota Vikings, 10-3 (NFC North leader)San Francisco 49ers, 9-4 (NFC West leader)Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 6-7 (NFC South leader)Dallas Cowboys, 10-3 (First wild card)Washington Commanders, 7-5-1 (Second wild card)New York Giants, 7-5-1 (Third wild card)

In a playoff spot
Philadelphia Eagles, 12-1 (NFC East leader)Minnesota Vikings, 10-3 (NFC North leader)San Francisco 49ers, 9-4 (NFC West leader)Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 6-7 (NFC South leader)Dallas Cowboys, 10-3 (First wild card)Washington Commanders, 7-5-1 (Second wild card)New York Giants, 7-5-1 (Third wild card)

NFC playoff teams
Philadelphia Eagles, 14-3 (NFC East winner)San Francisco 49ers, 13-4 (NFC West winner)Minnesota Vikings, 13-4 (NFC North winner)Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8-9 (NFC South winner)Dallas Cowboys, 12-5 (First wild card)New York Giants, 9-7-1 (Second wild card)Seattle Seahawks, 9-8 (Third wild card)

Buccaneers Will Host Cowboys To Start Playoffs

Bucs to Face Dallas Cowboys in NFC Wild Card Round 2022-2023.

Buccaneers Will Host Cowboys To Start Playoffs

Bucs to Face Dallas Cowboys in NFC Wild Card Round 2022-2023.

Bucs to Face Dallas Cowboys in NFC Wild Card Round 2022-2023.

In a playoff spot
Philadelphia Eagles, 12-1 (NFC East leader)Minnesota Vikings, 10-3 (NFC North leader)San Francisco 49ers, 9-4 (NFC West leader)Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 6-7 (NFC South leader)Dallas Cowboys, 10-3 (First wild card)Washington Commanders, 7-5-1 (Second wild card)New York Giants, 7-5-1 (Third wild card)

2022 NFL Playoff Picture: Which Teams Are In, Seeding And Matchups

The 49ers clinched the NFC West title in Week 15. They will host the Seahawks in the wild-card round. The Vikings clinched the NFC North title in Week 15. They will host the Giants in the wild-card round.

2022 NFL Playoff Picture: Which Teams Are In, Seeding And Matchups

Bucs to Face Dallas Cowboys in NFC Wild Card Round 2022-2023.

In a playoff spot
Philadelphia Eagles, 13-1 (NFC East leader)Minnesota Vikings, 11-3 (NFC North winner)San Francisco 49ers, 10-4 (NFC West winner)Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 6-8 (NFC South leader)Dallas Cowboys, 10-4 (First wild card)New York Giants, 8-5-1 (Second wild card)Washington Commanders, 7-6-1 (Third wild card)