The NFL is expanding their playoffs from 12 to 14 teams beginning in 2020. There will be two additional Wild Card teams with one in each conference. The number one seed will receive a bye in the Wild Card round. The remaining division champions in each conference with the best records will be seeded 2, 3, and 4, followed by the next three teams per conference with the best records seeded 5, 6, and 7. AFC and NFC Wild Card games will feature the 2 seed hosting the 7 seed, the 3 seed hosting the 6 seed and the 4 seed hosting the 5 seed. ​

The NFL last expanded the playoffs for the 1990 season, increasing from 10 to 12 the number of teams to qualify for the postseason. Wild Card Weekend for the 2020 season will consist of three games on Saturday, January 9, and three games on Sunday, January 10, 2021. The divisional round pits the top seed against the lowest seed remaining, and the second highest seed remaining hosting the second lowest seed. The conference championship round remains unchanged.