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How To Watch the 2023 NFL Playoffs: Super Wild Card Weekend

The first round of the NFL postseason features 12 of the 14 playoff teams in action. Tune into Wild Card Weekend starting Saturday afternoon.

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Wild Card Weekend is one of the most exciting weekends in all of sports. In a matter of days, the race to the Super Bowl can be turned upside down, thanks to grandiose upsets, last-minute nail-biters, and scrappy Hail Mary plays. Twelve of the 14 teams in the postseason will be in action for Wild Card Weekend: six division winners and six wild cards. Only the top seeds in the AFC and NFC received a bye to the divisional round.

Wild Card weekend was first introduced after the 1978 NFL season when each conference sent a second wild-card team to postseason play, setting up one extra round of playoffs. Every year, teams playing during Wild Card Weekend have a chance to make history: Only seven wild-card teams have ever gone on to win the Super Bowl. This year’s highly anticipated Wild Card Weekend will take place Jan. 14-16, 2023.

What channels air the NFL Playoffs: Super Wild Card Weekend

Wild Card Weekend airs on local affiliates of CBS, Fox, NBC, and ABC/ESPN. To catch each matchup, it’s best to subscribe to a streaming service that offers one or more of the three networks, such as Sling TV. The great thing about subscribing to a streaming service is that if you decide you have no use for it after the Super Bowl, you can easily cancel, thanks to no contracts.

Where can you stream the NFL Playoffs: Super Wild Card Weekend

Streaming ServicePrice per Month Free Trial 
Sling TV$40+No
Hulu + Live TV$69.99+No
FuboTV$33+Yes
YouTube TV$34.99+Yes
DIRECTV STREAM$69.99+Yes
Vidgo$59.95+No
Peacock$4.99+No
Paramount Plus$4.99+Yes

Watch the NFL Super Wild Card Weekend — on Sling TV (our preferred service)

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Sling
PlanPrice per MonthChannelsFree Trial
Sling Orange$4031+No
Sling Blue$4041+No
Sling Orange & Blue$5547+No

Sling TV can be your NFL playoffs destination — beginning with Wild Card Weekend. Sling Orange and Sling Blue each cost $40 per month, and Sling Orange & Blue, which includes all of Sling TV’s channels, costs just $55 per month. Sling TV also has a free option that includes both live channels and on-demand content, available 24/7 on several devices. You can also access add-on channels to your base plan for a small additional monthly fee. And with 50% off your first month for new subscribers, Sling TV is a no brainer.

To catch Wild Card Weekend, subscribe to Sling Blue, which includes both NBC and Fox as well as NFL Network. For even more sports channels, including ESPN, think about opting for Sling Orange & Blue for only $15 more per month. And to catch Wild Card games on CBS, simply add on a Paramount Plus plan, which starts at only $4.99 per month. Sling TV is the most affordable way to stream all the Wild Card Weekend matchups.

Other ways to watch NFL Playoffs: Super Wild Card Weekend

NFL Super Wild Card Weekend schedule 2023

Saturday, Jan. 14 @ 4:30 p.m. Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers (Fox)

Saturday, Jan. 14 @ 8:15 p.m. Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars (NBC)

Sunday, Jan. 15 @ 1 p.m. Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills (CBS)

Sunday, Jan. 15 @ 4:30 p.m. New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings (Fox)

Sunday, Jan. 15 @ 8:15 p.m. Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals (NBC)

Monday, Jan. 16 @ 8:15 p.m. Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (ABC/ESPN)

*All times Eastern

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