Despite playing without a bubble during the fall and winter of an unprecedented pandemic, the NFL has somehow made it to the playoffs.Multi-team outbreaks delayed and shifted schedules earlier in the season, but the competition continued to muddle through. It wasn’t always pretty – watch the Broncos’ quarterback-less game against the Saints for a refresher – but 17 weeks of regular season football has finally come to an end.
The NFL Playoffs begin with Super Wild Card Weekend, which includes three games on Saturday and three more on Sunday. The Bills stopped the Colts from opening the day, with the Rams̵
The last game of the day is with Tampa Bay Buccaneers visiting the NFC East Champion Washington Football Team. The kickoff was at 8:15 p.m. ET (5:15 p.m. PT) on NBC.
Here’s how to watch all the action live without cable.
What’s the playoff schedule this weekend?
Here is the schedule for the rest of the weekend.
Sunday January 10:
- Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans, 1:05 p.m. ET (10:05 p.m. PT) on ESPN and ABC
- Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans Saints, 4:40 PM ET (1:40 PM PT) on CBS
- Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 PM ET (5:15 PM PT) on NBC
While these are the main channels, there are a few other options for the Sunday games. The Ravens / Titans game also airs on ABC, while the Browns / Steelers nightcap is available to stream onas long as you sign up for a Peacock Free subscription.
The Bears / Saints game on CBS, meanwhile, will also be streaming on Amazon Prime Video and Twitch with a version of the show geared toward kids airing on Nickelodeon at the same time.
How can I watch the NFL without cable?
You can stream the regular season of the NFL, without cable, on anythat carries channels with live games. Numerous such services offer broadcast networks such as CBS, NBC and Fox, as well as ESPN and the NFL network. Exact channels can also vary based on where you live, but the .
Those looking for Nickelodeon will need YouTube TV, FuboTV or AT&T TV, as the channel is not available on Hulu Plus Live TV or Sling TV.
YouTube TV costs $ 65 a month and includes all the channels NFL fans need: CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, and NFL Network. Enter your zip code on the Welcome page to find out which local area networks are available in your area.
The most important thing to know about NBC’s Peacock is that it has a completely free tier – and that free version does showcase some live sports. The Premium version ($ 5 month) unlocks all available content, including exclusive ones, with ads. Premium Plus ($ 10) shuts down most ads for on-demand content.
FuboTV costs $ 65 a month for its Family plan and includes CBS, Fox and NBC plus ESPN and the NFL Network. Click here to see which local channels you get.
Hulu Plus Live TV costs $ 65 a month and includes CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN. Click the “View channels in your area” link on the welcome page to see which local channels are offered in your zip code. The NFL Network is not available through this service.
The standard $ 60 per month Plus package from AT&T TV includes CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN. You can use the channel lookup tool to see which local channels are available where you live.
Sling TV divides its live NFL options between the $ 30-per-month Blue plan and the $ 30-per-month Orange plan, forcing NFL fans into a tough choice or encouraging them to jump on for both for $ 45 per month. Sling Blue includes the NFL Network, NBC and Fox, while Sling Orange includes ESPN.
Sling TV doesn’t offer CBS, but the packages get a $ 10 discount for the first month. Enter your address here to see what local channels are available where you live.
CBS All Access costs $ 6 per month, and you can watch the matches that air on Sundays on your local CBS station if you live in one of these 206 markets where the service offers live TV. It’s a good add-on for Sling TV subscribers, who don’t get CBS.
All of the above services offer free trials, you can cancel anytime and have a solid internet connection. Looking for more information?.
will play a single playoff game, the January 10 AFC Wild Card playoff game, also airing on CBS.
Finally, cord cutters can receive local CBS, Fox and NBC broadcasts for free.
When did the NFL season start?
The NFL’s regular season began on Thursday, September 10, with the Houston Texans visiting the Kansas City Chiefs.
Where are games played?
Teams play their games as scheduled in their respective home stadiums.
Are fans allowed?
Some teams allow fans and some don’t.
For instance, the Chiefs hosted their home opener on Sept. 10 with 15,895 attendees, 21% of Arrowhead’s capacity.
Other teams, including the Tennessee Titans and Chicago Bears, hosted their respective home openers with no fans in the stands in week 2. This is a team-by-team, city-by-city situation so far that may change throughout the season.
What happened to the preseason?
The NFL canceled the entire 2020 preseason in July, with teams concentrating on doing their own training camps in preparation for the upcoming season.
Which players are out?
As with other sports, a fair number of NFL players have opted out of the 2020 season. Here are some of the notable players not taking part this year, with a larger list available from ESPN:
- Patrick Chung, S, New England Patriots
- No Hightower, LB, New England Patriots
- Marqise Lee, WR, New England Patriots
- Marquise Goodwin, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
- Devin Funchess, WR, Green Bay Packers
- Geronimo Allison, WR, Detroit Lions
- CJ Mosley, LB, New York Jets
- Nate Solder, OT, New York Giants
- Damien Williams, RB, Kansas City Chiefs