2023 NFL Wild Card Weekend live stream: where to watch free NFL playoffs games

by Christina S. Brown
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The NFL Playoffs kick off on January 14th, with six games scheduled for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday in the Wild Card round.

On Saturday, the Seahawks will face the 49ers in the NFC West, while the Chargers will face the Jaguars. Sunday’s games feature the Dolphins and Bills, the Giants and Vikings, and the Ravens and Bengals.

On Monday night, ESPN will broadcast the Dallas Cowboys game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This game will be aired on ABC and streamed on ESPN+. Peyton and Eli Manning will also host their own game simulcast on ESPN2.

We’ve broken down all your alternatives for watching the NFL playoffs without cable, as well as a schedule for this weekend’s Wild Card games, to enable you to catch every game during the postseason.

How to watch the NFL Playoffs Live for Free:

Viewers around the world can watch the action live on the following channels and here for free:

Every NFL Playoffs game will be aired on national television, with games airing on CBS, NBC, Fox, ESPN, and ABC. You can view playoff games with a digital antenna if you don’t have cable. You may also watch games on a variety of streaming services.

CBS games may be watched live on Paramount Plus, FuboTV, YouTube TV, and Hulu + Live TV. At $5 per month, the most affordable option is Amount Plus.

NFL Playoffs Wild Card schedule


Date and time


Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers

January 14, 4:30 p.m. ET


Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars

January 14, 8:15 p.m. ET

NBC, Peacock

Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills

January 15, 1 p.m. ET

CBS, Paramount Plus Premium

New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings

January 15, 4:30 p.m. ET


Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals

January 15, 8:15 p.m. ET

NBC, Peacock

Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

January 16, 8:15 p.m. ET


What’s the format for the NFL playoffs?

The NFL Playoffs determine the season’s champion through a single elimination tournament. The four division winners from each conference receive top seeding in the playoff bracket, with three additional teams from each conference receiving playoff seeds based on their regular season record.

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The playoffs feature a total of 14 teams. The team with the best regular-season record in each conference receives a first-round bye and avoids the Wild Card round. The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs both received byes this season.

When is the 2023 Super Bowl?

Super Bowl LVII will take place on February 12 at 6:30 p.m. ET on Fox. The game will take place at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, the Cardinals’ home stadium.

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