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When the first round of the NFL playoffs kicks off on Saturday, the day’s AFC matchups could be some of the biggest of the wildcard weekend.

In one game, there are two franchises – Las Vegas and Cincinnati – desperate for their first playoff victory in more than a decade. Both teams finished the year 10-7, but got there very differently and with different storylines throughout the season.

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The other game features the Bills and Patriots meeting for the third time this season. The AFC East rivals played two very different games each time, with the Patriots running the ball at will in the first meeting and the Bills coming back and easily winning the second meeting.

Given what’s at stake for all four teams on the pitch on Saturday and the history and rivalries at stake, the first day of wildcard action might be one of the best.

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What time are the NFL playoff games today?

Raiders vs. Bengals

  • Dated: January 15, 2022
  • Site: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Start time: 4:30 p.m. ET

The NFL’s first day of action begins with a historic game. Las Vegas is back in the playoffs for the first time since 2016 and only the second time since 2002, when they won the Super Bowl. Cincinnati, meanwhile, is back in the playoffs for the first time since 2015 and hasn’t won a playoff game since 1991, when they were beaten by the Raiders in the Divisional Round.

Under interim coach Rich Bisaccia, the Raiders went 7-5 and won their final four games to qualify for the playoffs. They were pretty much in the middle of the team on the road this year, ranking 18th in scoring, 11th in total offense, 26th in scoring defense and 14th in total defense.

Cincinnati, meanwhile, has improved dramatically, going 10-7 this year after a 4-11-1 campaign last season. A lot of that has to do with the connection between Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase, as the team ranked seventh in offense and 13th in total offense.

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Patriots vs. Bills

  • Dated: January 15, 2022
  • Site: Highmark Stadium, Orchard Park, New York
  • Start time: afternoon

The primetime showdown on Day 1 of the wildcard weekend should be good. The Bills and Patriots have faced each other twice this season, playing very different games each time. Game 1, New England won 14-10 at Bufalo after going for 222 yards and throwing the ball just three times.

After the game, Buffalo defensive stars Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde were asked if they were bothered by the team’s run defense that night, while Sean McDermott played down the credit Bill Belichick deserved in this victory.

The second round went the way of the Bills, as they beat New England 33-21 at Gillette Stadium in a game where they had 428 total yards on offense as Josh Allen threw for 314 yards and three touchdowns while Mac Jones was picked twice. .

What channel are NFL games broadcast on?

Raiders vs. Bengals

The first game of Saturday’s wild-card doubleheader will air on NBC.

Mike Tirico will handle play-by-play duties while Drew Brees will join him in the pit as an analyst, with Kathryn Tappen reporting from the sidelines.

Patriots vs. Bills

The third meeting between the Patriots and the Bills will be broadcast nationally on CBS

Ian Eagle will serve as the play-by-play voice as Charles Davis joins as an analyst while Evan Washburn reports from the sidelines.

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NFL live streams for the playoffs

Each of the games will have live streams produced by their network’s streaming service that fans can access, such as Paramount Plus, Fox Sports Go and Peacock.

There are also several independent streaming options that will allow viewers to access all three games. Here is an overview of several options for streaming the NFL playoffs:

Streaming option Cable subscription needed? To free? Cost Free try?
Fox Sports Live Yes Yes
Paramount Plus No No $4.99/month Yes
Amazon Prime Video No No $8.99/month No
NBC Sports Yes Yes
ESPN.com/ESPN app Yes Yes
NFL app Yes Yes
Yahoo! Sports app No Yes
fuboTV No No $64.99/month Yes
AT&T TV now No No $69.99/month Yes
Hulu Plus Live TV No No $64.99/month Yes
TV Sling No No $35/month No
YouTube TV No No $64.99/month Yes

2022 NFL playoff schedule

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Saturday January 15

Match Start time TV channel Direct
Raiders vs. Bengals 4:35 p.m. ET CNB Peacock, fuboTV
Patriots vs. Bills 8:15 p.m. ET SCS Paramount+, fuboTV

Sunday January 16

Match Start time TV channel Direct
Eagles versus Buccaneers 1:05 p.m. ET Fox fuboTV
49ers vs. Cowboys 4:40 p.m. ET CBS, Nickelodeon Paramount+, Amazon Prime, fubo TV
Steelers vs. Chiefs 8:15 p.m. ET CNB Peacock, fuboTV

Monday January 17

Match Start time TV channel Direct
Cardinals vs. Rams 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN ESPN app, fuboTV

Divisional Tower

Saturday January 22

Match Start time TV channel Direct
AFC Divisional Tower To be determined To be determined fuboTV
NFC divisional round To be determined To be determined fuboTV

Sunday 23 January

Match Start time TV channel Direct
AFC Divisional Tower To be determined To be determined fuboTV
NFC divisional round To be determined To be determined fuboTV

Conference Championships

Sunday January 30

Match Start time TV channel Direct
AFC Championship game 3:05 p.m. ET SCS Paramount+, fuboTV
NFC Championship Game 6:40 p.m. ET Fox Fox Sports app, fuboTV

Super Bowl 56

Sunday February 13

Match Start time TV channel Direct
Super Bowl 56 6:30 p.m. ET CNB NBC Sports app, fuboTV



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