What time are NFL playoff games today? TV schedule, channels for Saturday’s wild-card tripleheader
Please stay home — and watch NFL playoff football all day.
Prior to the start of the 2020 NFL season, the league expanded the playoffs to add an extra wild card in each conference. With the addition of an extra team in each conference, there are six total football games coming your way this weekend, starting with a Saturday tripleheader of playoff action.
The results of the expansion: Seven teams secured spots in the playoffs in Week 17 and many, many intriguing matchups across the board were born for wild-card weekend. No. 2 seed Buffalo will be taking on No. 7 Colts in the AFC, a divisional matchup between the Seahawks and Rams is sa and Steelers and Browns and the 11-5 Buccaneers traveling to FedEx Field to take on the 7-9 Washington Football Team.
So, while you’re getting ready to prep the nachos, crack open a cold one and veg out on the couch, here’s what you need to know about today’s slate of playoff matchups:
What time are the NFL playoff games today?
Josh Allen and the Bills look to avenge last year’s early playoff exit as they take on the No. 7 seed Colts in the first game of the day. The Colts were locked in an AFC South battle that came down the Titans downing the Texans on a game-winning field goal in Week 17. Indianapolis enters the playoffs hot, winners of four of their last five games, putting up at least 25 points in each win.
The afternoon game features an NFC West matchup between the Seahawks and Rams. With Jared Goff’s status up in the air, the Rams could turn to John Wolford once again, who made his NFL debut in Week 17
In the nightcap, the Buccaneers travel to Washington to take on Alex Smith and the Football Team, who continue their unlikely romp to the playoffs after winning the NFC East in Week 17. Washington faces a very tough task in having to try and tame the potent Buccaneers’ offense, which has come to life heading into the playoffs.
What channel are Saturday NFL games on?
Bills vs. Colts
For those with cable, you’ll be able to catch the AFC wild-card matchup on CBS.
Ian Eagle and Charles Davis will be on the call, with sideline reporter Evan Washburn rounding out the team.
Seahawks vs. Rams
The Rams travel to Seattle to take on the Seahawks on Fox in the afternoon game. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. ET, and Fox’s A-Team of Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews will be on the call.
Tom Rinaldi will also join the squad, making the jump from ESPN.
Washington Football Team vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In the final game of the day, NBC’s Mike Tirico and Tony Dungy will be on the call, with Kathryn Tappen working the sidelines.
NFL live streams for playoffs
For those with cable, several networks will broadcast the games via their respective streaming services: ESPN+, CBS All Access, Fox Sports Go, et al.
For those without cable, there are several options for streaming the NFL playoffs:
NFL playoff schedule 2021
Saturday, Jan. 9
Sunday, Jan. 10
Saturday, Jan. 16
Sunday, Jan. 17
Sunday, Jan. 24
Super Bowl 55
Sunday, Feb. 7
When is Super Bowl 55 in 2021?
Super Bowl 55 stays in Florida in 2021, returning to Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “Ray Jay” has hosted two previous Super Bowls, in 2000 and 2008.
Super Bowl 54 was played in Hard Rock Stadium, the home stadium of the Miami Dolphins.
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