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When does the Wild Card round start for the 2022 NFL playoffs?

We take a look at the scheduled start date for the Wild Card round of the 2022 NFL playoffs.

Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Paul Brown Stadium on January 02, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The 2021 NFL season ended with a big bang in Week 18, as the Chargers-Raiders game came down to the wire in overtime. You might need a break from all of this NFL action, but for those of you antsy to get a jump into the post-season, we take a look at the complete schedule heading into the 2022 Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs.

When does the Wild Card round start?

The first game in the Wild Card round of the 2022 NFL playoffs will kick off on Saturday, January 15th at 4:35 p.m. ET. There will be two Wild Card games on Saturday, three on Sunday, and for the first time ever, a Wild Card Monday game.

What teams will play in the Wild Card round?

Representing the NFC in the Wild Card round will be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 2 seed), Dallas Cowboys (No. 3), Los Angeles Rams (No. 4), Arizona Cardinals (No. 5), San Francisco 49ers (No. 6) and Philadelphia Eagles (No. 7).

Representing the AFC in the Wild Card round will be the Kansas City Chiefs (No. 2 seed), Buffalo Bills (No. 3), Cincinnati Bengals (No. 4), Las Vegas Raiders (No. 5), New England Patriots (No. 6) and Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 7).

The Packers and Titans have secured first-round byes and will rest up in preparation for the Divisional round. Each team will have home-field advantage throughout the 2022 post-season.