2023 NFL playoff bracket: Picks, predictions, best bets for AFC, NFC schedule from top model on 15-6 roll

The 2023 NFL playoff bracket is set and 12 teams will participate in NFL Super Wild Card Weekend on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. With the expanded 14-team NFL playoffs 2023, the Chiefs and the Eagles are the only teams that have bye weeks, but the oddsmakers don’t think that makes either a given to play in the 2023 Super Bowl. The Chiefs are slight +160 favorites over the Bills (+200) to win the AFC, while the Eagles (+175) are actually behind the 49ers (+170) on the NFL futures board at Caesars Sportsbook. Which NFL playoff bracket picks and NFL playoff bracket 2023 picks should you make? Before making any NFL picks or 2023 NFL bracket predictions, be sure to see what SportsLine’s advanced computer model has to say.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up well over $7,000 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception. The model enters Super Wild Card Weekend in the 2023 NFL playoffs on an incredible 161-113 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. It is also on a 15-6 roll on top-rated NFL picks since Week 7 of this season.

The model ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past six years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94% of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, it has turned its attention to the 2023 NFL playoffs bracket and locked in NFL picks for every NFL matchup. Head here to see every pick.

Top 2023 NFL playoff predictions

One of the surprising NFL playoff bracket predictions from the model: It is high on the Dallas Cowboys despite their sluggish finish to the season. Head-to-head results matter significantly when it comes to NFL playoff seeding, but this is a league where teams are often defined by how they’ve evolved. Both teams have come a long way since the Buccaneers earned a dominant 19-3 victory in Week 1. The Cowboys lost Dak Prescott early in that game and looked out of sorts with Cooper Rush in action. Yet, Rush managed to respond in the ensuing weeks and led Dallas to a 4-1 record as a starter while Prescott recovered.

Since shaking off the rust in a Week 7 return against the Lions, Prescott has led one of the most potent offenses in the NFL. From Week 8 through Week 17, the Cowboys averaged 36.3 points per game and scored at least 27 in every contest. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay ranked 25th in scoring on the season and only had two games in which it managed to score more than 23 points. That disparity is a reason why the model has the Cowboys advancing in over 50% of simulations. See which other teams to pick here.

How to make 2023 NFL playoff bracket picks

The model has made the call on who wins in every other game in the 2023 NFL playoff brackets, and it has surprising picks for the AFC and NFC Championship Games. You can only get every pick for every game at SportsLine.

So who wins every game in the 2023 NFL playoffs? And what shockers are in store for conference championship weekend? Check out the 2023 NFL playoff bracket below, then visit SportsLine to see which teams win all from a proven computer model that has returned well over $7,000 since its inception, and find out.

2023 NFL playoff brackets, seeding

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1. Chiefs
2. Bills
3. Bengals
4. Jaguars
5. Chargers
6. Ravens
7. Dolphins


1. Eagles
2. 49ers
3. Vikings
4. Buccaneers
5. Cowboys
6. Giants
7. Seahawks

Super Wild Card Weekend:

49ers vs. Seahawks
Chargers vs. Jaguars
Bills vs. Dolphins
Giants vs. Vikings
Ravens vs. Bengals
Cowboys vs. Buccaneers

Divisional Round:

Eagles vs. Lowest remaining NFC seed
Chiefs vs. Lowest remaining AFC seed

NFC, AFC Championship Game:


2023 Super Bowl


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