USFL playoff schedule: dates, times, TV channels for every 2022 postseason game


The USFL has generated a lot of interest among football fans during its 10-game regular season. Now they’ll want to tune in as the upstart spring league crowns a champion.

The USFL playoffs begin June 25 and feature the top four teams in the league. The Birmingham Stallions, New Jersey Generals, New Orleans Breakers and Philadelphia Stars all set winning records during the 2022 USFL season and will now compete in a three-game battle until a team remains standing.

The playoff format is simple. There are no byes and the remaining teams will each play one game in the first week of the playoffs. This will determine who ends up in the USFL Championship Game.

Each team has a record of winning the title this year. The Stallions started the year 8-0 thanks to Skip Holtz and J’Mar Smith, and they’ve already beaten the Breakers twice this year. Meanwhile, New Orleans has one of the best rosters in the USFL and an experienced quarterback, Kyle Sloter, who will have time to recover from a nagging groin injury ahead of the playoffs. He led the USFL in passing yards, so if he can get healthy, he could do well in pot season.

The Generals have one of the most balanced teams in the USFL with a great running game led by Darius Victor and De’Andre Johnson and one of the best defenses in the league. As for the Stars, they have a formidable offense in full swing under Case Cookus. As long as they can block well for him, they will have a chance of winning.

That said, USFL fans will want to witness what could be some exciting playoff action. Here’s a look at exactly how to watch each of the USFL’s three postseason games as well as some facts about the new league’s inaugural playoffs.

MORE: Watch USFL playoff games live with fuboTV (access now)

2022 USFL Playoff Bracket

The USFL playoff bracket is pretty straightforward. The top two teams in the North Division will compete for the right to go to the championship game. The same will happen in the South Division. Then the two semi-final winners will meet in the USFL Championship.

Below is a look at how this bracket will play out in the USFL’s inaugural season.

USFL Semi-Finals

North Division

1. New Jersey Generals vs. 2. Philadelphia Stars

South Division

1. Birmingham Stallions vs. 2. New Orleans Breakers

USFL Championship Game

Winner of the North semi-final v Winner of the South semi-final

And for a visual of the bracket, you can turn to the USFL’s handy representation of its three playoff games.

When do the USFL playoffs start in 2022?

  • Start date: Saturday June 25

The USFL playoffs begin Saturday, June 25, about a week after the regular season ends. Both semi-finals will be played on this date, with the North Division battle between the Stars and Generals taking place first and the Stallions vs Breakers game taking place in prime time.

How to watch NFL playoff games on TV, live

  • Television networks: Fox | NBC
  • Direct: fuboTV

Fox and NBC will partner to broadcast all three USFL playoff games. NBC will air the South Division semifinal between the Stallions and Breakers while Fox will host the Generals vs. Stars game as well as the USFL Championship game. The two network families have combined to broadcast all 40 league regular season games.

Viewers will be able to stream all three games live with fuboTV.

2022 USFL playoff schedule

USFL Semi-Finals

Saturday June 25

Match Start time TV channel Direct
Stars vs. Generals 3 p.m. ET Fox fuboTV
Breakers vs. Stallions 8 p.m. ET NBC Peacock, fuboTV

USFL Championship Game

Sunday July 3

Match Start time TV channel Direct
To be determined 7:30 p.m. ET Fox fuboTV

When is the USFL championship game?

  • Date: Sunday July 3
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio

The USFL Championship game is on Sunday, July 3. The contest will take place at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, which is adjacent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The winner of the semi-finals of the North and South divisions will meet in the match.


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