The NFL postseason officially gets underway with Super Wild Card Weekend on Saturday, January 15 through Monday, Jan. 17 (1/15-1/17/2022).
Six Wild Card matchups to determine which teams will progress to the Divisional Round will be broadcast across multiple TV channels, including CBS, FOX, NBC and ABC, and live streaming services (full schedule below). Fans will want to know where to tune in to watch their team — or every team — throughout the weekend.
Super Wild Card Weekend features 12 of the 14 playoff eligible teams, with only the No. 1 seeds from each conference earning byes into the divisional round. That means the Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans enjoy a week of rest, while the other teams meet for the win-or-go-home at the Wild Card matchups.
Here’s the full NFL Super Wild Card Weekend schedule (all times ET):
Saturday, Jan. 15
- AFC: #5 Las Vegas Raiders @ #4 Cincinnati Bengals, 4:30 p.m. on NBC, Universo. Stream on fuboTV, Peacock, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV.
- AFC: #6 New England Patriots @ #3 Buffalo Bills, 8:15 p.m. on CBS. Stream on fuboTV, Paramount+, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV.
Sunday, Jan. 16
- NFC: #7 Philadelphia Eagles @ #2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. on FOX, FOX Deportes. Stream on fuboTV, Vidgo, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV.
- NFC: #6 San Francisco 49ers @ #3 Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. on CBS, Nickelodeon. Stream on Philo, fuboTV, Amazon Prime Video, Paramount+, Vidgo, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV.
- AFC: #7 Pittsburgh Steelers @ #2 Kansas City Chiefs, 8:15 p.m. on NBC, Telemundo. Stream on fuboTV, Peacock, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV.
Monday, Jan. 17
- NFC: #5 Arizona Cardinals @ #4 Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 p.m. on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes. Stream on fuboTV, Sling, ESPN+, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV.
Every matchup promises to be packed with postseason drama, but fans will want to keep their eyes on the storied rivalry between San Francisco and Dallas, which is expected to be one of higher scoring games of the weekend. The Buffalo-New England showdown is another one to keep an eye on, as the third matchup between these two hard-nosed will teams break the tie for the season.
How to live stream Wild Card Weekend for FREE
If you are a cable subscriber, you can live stream the games on the channels respective websites and apps by logging in with cable credentials. For games on:
- NBC: NBC.com/live or NBC Apps
- CBS: CBS.com/live-tv/stream or CBS Apps
- FOX: FOX.com/live or FOX Apps
- ABC: ABC.com/watch-live or ABC Apps
Cord cutters can use a live TV streaming service, such as fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV or YouTube TV, each of which offer 7-day free trials, to watch all of the Wild Card games for free. You will be billed at the end of the free trial period, but not if you cancel before the trial is finished.
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Story by The Associated Press
An extra week of games, close finishes and a non-election year helped propel the NFL to its highest regular-season ratings in six years.
The 272 regular-season games averaged 17.1 million viewers across television and digital platforms, that is a 10% increase over 2020 and is the league’s highest average since 2015.
It was expected that the audience would increase after the 2020 season was played in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, with empty stadiums presenting a strange viewing dynamic, and many people’s viewing habits changing. The first half of that season also occurred in the midst of a presidential campaign, when many were watching cable news channels.
This was also the first season when the league played 17 regular-season games. Despite the extra games, there were not many blowouts. According to the league, 64% of all games this season were within one score in the fourth quarter.
NFL games ranked in the top 16 and 91 of the top 100 telecasts on television during the season, according to Nielsen. The Dallas Cowboys were involved in five of the 10 most-viewed games, including the Week 12 Thanksgiving Day match with the Las Vegas Raiders, which averaged 40.8 million viewers. That was the most-watched regular-season game on any network in 31 years and one of only two since 1988 to average at least 40 million.
ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” saw the biggest increase as its 19-game package was up 16% over last year, averaging 14.18 million. It is the network’s best regular-season viewership since 2010 and third best since 2006, when the package moved mainly to cable from ABC.
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