How do players get paid for NFL playoff games?
NFL players get paid a yearly salary. Playoff payments are bonuses. Such as, for the 2007 Super Bowl, the Colts got $73,000 per player for winning and the Bears gor $38,000 per player for losing. For first round playoff games, it is more like $20,000 to the winner and $10,000 to the loser.
NFL players are on salary, which is only partly based on whether they play in games. They are paid on a regular basis as well as with deferred (invested) annuities. The concept of paying professional players after games ended decades ago, although it is still practiced in some semi-professional leagues.