49ers 2024 playoff schedule: Game days, start times, opponents (updated for Super Bowl)

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) and quarterback Brock Purdy (13)
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) and quarterback Brock Purdy (13) / Michael Zagaris/GettyImages

The 49ers have the luxury of being the top seed in the NFC, but which teams would they prefer facing en route to a hopeful Super Bowl berth?

The San Francisco 49ers had the luxury of being idle for the first round of the 2024 NFL playoffs, the Wild Card round, which afforded head coach Kyle Shanahan and Co. some much-needed rest and preparation for the subsequent rounds of the postseason.

Having clinched the top spot in the conference, the Niners had that bye and secured home-field advantage through the NFC Championship game.

With both games at Levi's Stadium turning into nail-biting affairs, it's safe to say San Francisco needed that extra boost from the home crowd.

Let's break down everything you'll want to know about San Francisco's playoff push right here.

Who's in the 2024 NFL playoffs for the NFC

The 49ers were the No. 1 seed in the NFC and received an extra week off during the Wild Card round, but the remaining six playoff teams in the conference squared off against each other in an attempt to make it to the NFC Championship game on Jan. 28.

  1. San Francisco 49ers (12-5)
  2. Dallas Cowboys (12-5)*
  3. Detroit Lions (12-5)*
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-8)*
  5. Philadelphia Eagles (11-6)
  6. Los Angeles Rams (10-7)
  7. Green Bay Packers (9-8)

*denotes division winner

The Cowboys hosted the Packers on Wild Card weekend, which ran the span of Saturday through Monday, Jan. 13 through 15.

Meanwhile, the Lions hosted the Rams, while the Buccaneers will host the Eagles to round out the rest of the conference's games over the opening weekend.

2024 NFL playoffs: When is each round scheduled?

  • Wild Card weekend: Saturday, Jan. 13; Sunday, Jan. 14; Monday, Jan. 15
  • Divisional round: Saturday, Jan. 20; Sunday, Jan. 21
  • NFC Championship game: Sunday, Jan. 28
  • Super Bowl LVIII: Sunday, Feb. 11

Related story: NFL tiebreaker rules: How are ties decided in division, playoff standings?

Who did the 49ers play in the NFL playoffs?

The No. 7 seed Packers advanced out of the Wild Card round with a 48-32 victory over the No. 2 seeded Cowboys.

The 49ers then faced the Packers in the divisional round, pulling off a come-from-behind victory at Levi's Stadium to the tune of 24-21.

If that victory wasn't impressive enough, the Niners overcame a 17-point deficit against the Lions in the NFC Championship game, ultimately winning the conference with a 34-31 victory and a date with the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII.

The game will kick off on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. ET from the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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