The NFL Playoffs 2019 is around the corner. It is not so easy too early to prediction the NFL playoff picture 2019. Who’s for real in this year’s version of the NFC and AFC playoff race? If you want to know which teams are in the playoff race in the National Football League stay with us.
Here’s everything you need to know about NFL Playoff 2018-19, to watch the postseason games, or follow along as we bring you the latest score, live updates, photos and video highlights in our recommended link’s if you like to follow.
Like many major leagues sports such as the NHL, NBA and MLB, the NFL has a tournament at the end of the regular season called the playoffs which will ultimately determine the winning team of the year (Superbowl champ) who will be granted a large trophy and bragging rights. However, the NFL is the only major league sport (out of the other three) that’s playoffs are single-elimination in all four rounds unlike the NHL, NBA and MLB who follow a “best-of” format instead.
Moving forward, there are many NFL playoff rules pertaining in the league. First and foremost, only 12 teams out of 32 (which is divided by 2 conference divisions) are allowed to be qualified for the playoffs with 6 (4 division champions from each conference and 2 wild-card qualifiers) from each of the NFL’s 2 conferences.
Secondly, if for some reason or by luck of chance there is 2 teams that have the same regular season record and there is only 1 spot for 1 team to advance to the playoffs then there are tie-breaking procedures that will take place such as detailed looks into both teams record versus common opponents and other criteria that will judge one team’s performance over the other.
Furthermore, if all else fails, there will be a coin toss up to decide who qualifies for the playoffs. Third and lastly, there are also rules that govern how overtime works in the NFL playoffs such as that any playoff games cannot end in a tie therefore additional overtime periods will be played until a winner is determined, either through a touchdown or a safety on first possession.
In conclusion, there are many rules that are strictly enforced in the NFL playoffs in order to ensure that the team most worth of winning is granted the title of Superbowl champion. Furthermore, without these rules, the NFL playoffs would be undeniably very unorganized and chaotic.
How to watch NFL Playoff 2019 games
You can watch the NFL Playoff live stream on FOX sports, CBS, NBC, ABC, ESPN’s watch app or NFL’s mobile app. If the NFL Network is part of your cable package, you can also 2018 NFL Playoff live stream the game through the NFL app on XBox, Apple TV, or Roku device on your TV.