How many teams make the NFL playoffs?

NFC Divisional Playoffs - New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles
NFC Divisional Playoffs - New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

The 2022 season was unreal for the NY Giants and fans are hopeful that things can get even better next fall and winter. After making so many moves to improve the roster on offense and defense, people are ready for a return trip to the playoffs.

Last year, the Giants took down the Vikings in the Wild Card Round, but saw their campaign end with a Divisional Round loss to the Eagles. Looking ahead to 2023, Big Blue and several other teams will look to punch their tickets to the postseason. Who will get the job done?

7 teams from both the AFC and NFC will make the playoffs

Before, only 12 total teams made the playoffs, but things were recently bumped up to 14 - seven on each side. In the good old days, the top two seeds from both the AFC and NFC would receive a first-round bye in the playoffs.

However, that's no longer the case, with only the No. 1 seed getting a bye. With that change, the No. 2 seed takes on the No. 7 seed in Wild Card Round, while the No. 3 seed goes up against the No. 6 seed and the No. 4 seed and No. 5 seed go to battle.

Then in the Divisional Round, the No. 1 seed from the AFC/NFC will then face the lowest remaining seed. That's what happened last year with the Giants, the No. 6 seed, as they went up against the No. 1 Eagles in the NFC Divisional Round.

Philly took care of business and moved on to the NFC Championship Game. We can't wait to see how things play out in 2023.

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