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How many teams in nfl play offs?

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In the NFL, 12 teams make the playoffs. Six are from the AFC and six from the NFC.

In the AFC and NFC, the two best division leaders get a first round bye.

Each of the other two division leaders play a wildcard team. Wildcard is the best two teams which are not a division leader.

The winners of those games each face a team with a first round bye.

The winner of those teams play each other.

The AFC winner of that game and the NFC winner then face each other in what is called the "Superbowl".

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4. 2 from each conference. In each conference #3 plays #6. #4 plays #5. #1 and #2 get byes. That is the Wildcard round. #4/#5 play #1. #3/#6 play #2. That is the Divisional Round. The winners play each other in the Conference Championship. The conference champions play each other after each one gets a week off in the bowl

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