How many wild card teams are in the NFL playoffs?

14 teams will enter the postseason with a chance at winning the Super Bowl

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - New York Giants v Minnesota Vikings
NFC Wild Card Playoffs - New York Giants v Minnesota Vikings / Stephen Maturen/GettyImages

While it may seem far away, the 2023 NFL postseason will be here before you know it and fanbases across the country will be hoping their team can go on a Super Bowl push. Before that happens, though, squads will look to advance during the AFC and NFC Wild Card Round.

Last year, we saw some fantastic meetings. This included the NY Giants and Daniel Jones taking down the Minnesota Vikings in a thriller. So, what can we expect to see this January? We can't wait to find out, but we do know that six squads from each conference will be playing in that round.

The AFC and NFC will have seven teams each in the 2023 NFL postseason

With things expanding not long ago, seven total teams from each conference indeed will be moving on to the playoffs. However, only the No. 1 seed from the AFC and NFC will receive a first-round bye that weekend.

In the Wild Card Round, the No. 2 seed will face the No. 7 seed, the No. 3 seed and No. 6 seed will square off and the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds will dance. From that, four teams on each side will be left remaining to play in the Divisional Round. Then the week after, we have the conference title showdowns.

Entering the new year, the Chiefs are considered the favorites to win the AFC, while the Eagles appear to be the early kings of the NFC. If those two win their conferences, we'd have a rematch of last year's Super Bowl on the way this February in Las Vegas.

However, several teams will hope to prevent that from happening. Soon enough, we'll find out which organizations will be ready to live up to the hype, and which ones will prove to be disappointments.

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