printable nfl playoff bracketsThe 2013 NFL playoffs are upon us and this year’s NFL playoff brackets are ready to go. While the Super Bowl garners most of the attention from casual and heavy gamblers, some like to get a head start at the beginning of the postseason. You can easily run an NFL playoff brackets pool with one of our free sheets. You can also just keep track of your favorite players or teams throughout one of the most exciting times of the year. This is how the 2013 NFL playoff brackets will unfold:

NFL Playoff Brackets: Wild Card (Jan 5-6)

Eight teams will spar off over these two days in hopes of keeping their Super Bowl dreams alive. Upsets are always possible, if not probable, during Wild Card Weekend, especially over the last few years.

NFL Playoff Brackets: Divisional Playoffs (Jan 12-13)

Once a few names have been weeded out of the NFL playoffs brackets through the Wild Card portion, four teams will be left for the AFC and four teams for the NFC. The two leaders for both conferences will see action, having a bye week through the Wild Card games.

NFL Playoff Brackets: Conference Championship (Jan 20)

On January 20th, the NFL playoffs brackets will have narrowed down to a total of four teams, two per division. The winners of each of the four divisional playoff games will compete for the opportunity to win their conference and play on the grandest stage of them all.

NFL Playoff Brackets: Super Bowl XLVII (Feb 3)

By this point, the NFL playoffs brackets have all but fallen away and only two teams are left to compete for the crown of world champions. This year’s Super Bowl will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana.

All in all, there are many steps throughout the NFL playoff brackets that can take a shoe-in team and replace it with a Cinderella story no one could have anticipated.

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