When did the NFL playoffs start in 2014?
The National Football League playoffs for the 2014 season began on January 3, 2015. The postseason tournament concluded with the New England Patriots defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, 28–24, on February 1, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona .
How are the playoffs determined in the NFL?
The NFL does not use a fixed bracket playoff system, and there are no restrictions regarding teams from the same division matching up in any round. In the first round, dubbed the wild-card playoffs or wild-card weekend, the third-seeded division winner hosts the sixth seed wild card, and the fourth seed hosts the fifth.
Are there 14 teams in the NFL playoffs?
However, this did not occur, and the 14-team playoff format ultimately went ahead as expected.
When was the number of teams in the playoffs increased?
When the league merged with the American Football League (AFL) in 1970, the playoffs were expanded to eight teams. The playoffs were expanded to ten teams in 1978, twelve in 1990, and fourteen in 2020.
When do the playoffs start in the NFL?
The playoffs for the 2014 NFL season, held in January and February 2015. The National Football League playoffs for the 2014 season began on January 3, 2015.
Who are the TV networks for the NFL playoffs?
Each network televised one AFC game in the first two rounds of the playoffs, while CBS held exclusive rights to the AFC Championship Game. The NFC playoffs were televised mainly by Fox, which had rights to all NFC playoff games except for a single Wild Card game televised by ESPN.
How are the teams seeded in the NFL playoffs?
Within each conference, the four division winners and the two wild card teams (the top two non-division winners with the best overall regular season records) qualified for the playoffs. The four division winners are seeded 1 through 4 based on their overall won-lost-tied record, and the wild card teams are seeded 5 and 6.