You really can’t complain about the quality of any four teams in this year’s NFL conference championship games. Regardless of who makes it to Super Bowl LVII, there’s a strong case to be made that they deserve it.
This weekend’s pair of games will see two of the best defensive teams in the league, the 49ers and the Eagles, square off and not have many weak spots. Meanwhile, the Chiefs and Bengals are both 11-0 when they score first (and the Bengals are in the midst of a 10-game winning streak).
The winners of the two games, of course, will meet in two weeks in Arizona—and interest in both games is high, with ticket demand on par with last year’s 49ers-Rams NFC Championship, which was the highest ever. sold-out NFL game in 2022 on StubHub outside of the Super Bowl.
Of course, not everyone can attend in person. Whether you know the best way to watch or not near the TV, here are the best ways to catch the games.
Which NFL teams are playing this week? And what channels air the games?
It’s down to the last two playoff games. (The home team is listed second.)
Saturday, Jan. 29
San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles3:00 pm ET on Fox
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs6:30 pm ET on CBS
How can I watch the NFL playoffs for free—even if I’m out of the market?
The best way to watch any kind of network programming for free on a big screen is with a good HD antenna. And because the conference championships air on broadcast networks, you can watch even if you don’t have a cable subscription. To make sure you’re getting the most reliable signal, be sure to test the antenna in multiple locations around your home.
Can I stream the NFL playoffs live online if I don’t have a cable subscription?
Yes. Try one of these services…
NBC’s streaming service will give you access to more games, including all Sunday night games. You get a seven-day free trial, followed by a $5 or $10 monthly fee. (The free version of Peacock does not include live sports.)
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The CBS streaming service will give you access to games aired on that network. You get a one-week free trial, followed by a $5 or $10 monthly fee.
Disney’s Disney+ bundle, Hulu and ESPN+ no longer has a free trial, so you’ll have to pay $13.99 per month for all three combined (or $19.99 per month without Hulu ads). Including Live TV in the bundle bumps the price to $70 per month ($76 without ads).
Hulu with Live TV
The free trial of this service is no longer offered, as well. It will cost you $70 per month.
After until a two week trialyou can expect a monthly fee of $65.
Dish Network’s Sling recently raised its prices. The low-level “Orange” plan will run you $40 per month. Adding the more comprehensive “Blue” plan raises the cost to $55 per month. (A $5 per month increase for each.) The seven-day free trial disappeared with the price increase, but the cord-cutting service offers a 50% discount on the first month’s bill.
Formerly known as DirecTV Now, AT&T TVNow and AT&T TV, it often referred to as a streaming service will run you $70 per month and up after the free trial option.
This sports-focus cord-cutting SERVICES carries broadcast networks in most markets. There is a seven-day free trial, followed by a monthly fee of $70–$100, depending on the channels you choose.
Can I watch the NFL playoffs on Amazon?
You can’t. The streaming service only has rights to regular season Thursday night games.
Does the NFL offer any viewing packages to watch the games I want?
the NFL App will allow you to stream games that are broadcast locally in your market on Sundays. If you want to watch the game “off the market”, you have two options.
Watch live local and out of market games and (with premium subscription) replays. There’s a seven-day free trial, after which you’re looking at paying $30 per season. ($80 for premium.)
NFL Sunday Ticket
DirecTV customers have access to it, but (if you meet the conditions, such as living in an apartment complex or an area where you can’t get DirecTV) you can also sign up for an online version, allowing You can watch any NFL game live on it. time. There’s a one-week trial, then you’re looking at a monthly payment of $73.49 per month for a four-month period or $293.36 for the entire period (or $99 for four months or $396).
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