What time are NFL playoff games today? TV schedule, channels for Saturday’s wild-card doubleheader


A Saturday chockfull of NFL action kicks off the 2023 NFL playoffs. 

A pair of intriguing matchups will lead off this year’s tournament for the Lombardi Trophy, as the Seahawks travel to California to take on the 49ers, while two of the AFC’s young gunslingers face off to cap off the doubleheader.

The Seahawks got some help from Detroit in Week 18, with the Lions sending Seattle a late Christmas gift by knocking off the Packers. Now, Geno Smith gets a playoff start for the first time in his winding career, and it’s against a familiar 49ers foe.

On the AFC side of things, it’s a showdown between Justin Herbert and Trevor Lawrence. The Jaguars stole the AFC South from the Titans in the last game of the regular season, knocking Mike Vrabel and Co. from their division pedestal. 

MORE: Watch today’s NFL playoff games live with fuboTV (free trial)

Saturday night’s all right for football. Here’s when those games line up:

What time are the NFL playoff games today?

San Francisco 49ers (2) vs. Seattle Seahawks (7)

  • Date: Saturday, Jan. 14
  • Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.
  • Start time: 4:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. PT)

Talk about a matchup of quarterbacks with unexpected seasons. Geno Smith and the Seahawks keep their run rolling against NFC West rival 49ers, led by Brock Purdy, in the first matchup of the 2023 NFL playoffs.

Smith outperformed every expectation en route to one of the best seasons from a Seahawks passer in franchise history, surely setting himself up for a big payday this offseason. For San Francisco, Brock Purdy has helped mitigate the loss of Jimmy Garoppolo (and Trey Lance), with the 49ers not missing a beat en route to a 13-4 record. 

Jacksonville Jaguars (4) vs. Los Angeles Chargers (5)

  • Date: Saturday, Jan. 14
  • Location: TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Start time: 8:15 p.m. ET (5:15 p.m. PT)

It’s a battle of two of the AFC’s young guns: Justin Herbert travels to Jacksonville to take on Trevor Lawrence. The Jaguars turned their almost-lost season into an AFC South championship, while the Chargers and Herbert emerged as the best-of-the-rest in an AFC West that underperformed this season.

What channel are Saturday NFL games on?

49ers vs. Seahawks

  • TV channel: Fox
  • Live stream: FoxSports.com, fuboTV (U.S.) | DAZN (Canada)

Fox plays home to the 49ers-Seahawks matchup on Saturday. 

For those who choose to live stream the game, fuboTV carries Fox and offers a free trial. FuboTV also carries CBS, NBC and the ESPN family of networks, so you’ll be able to catch games throughout the playoffs.

Viewers in Canada can catch the game with DAZN.

Jaguars vs. Chargers

  • TV channel: NBC
  • Live stream: NBCSports.com, Peacock, fuboTV (U.S.) | DAZN (Canada)

NBC will broadcast the Saturday night matchup between the Jags and Bolts. 

For those who choose to live stream the game, fuboTV carries NBC and offers a free trial. FuboTV also carries CBS, Fox and the ESPN family of networks, so you’ll be able to catch games throughout the playoffs.

Viewers in Canada can catch the game with DAZN.

NFL live streams for playoffs

For those with cable, several networks will broadcast the games via their respective streaming services: ESPN+, Paramount+, Peacock, Fox Sports App, and so on.

For those without cable, there are several options for streaming the NFL playoffs:

Streaming option Cable subscription needed? Free? Cost Free trial?
NFL App Yes Yes
Yahoo! Sports App Yes Yes
NFL+ No No $9.99/month Yes
DirecTV Stream No No $49.99/month Yes
fuboTV No No $69.99/month Yes
Hulu Plus Live TV No No $69.99/month Yes
Sling TV No No $35/month Yes
YouTube TV No No $54.99/month Yes

NFL playoff schedule 2023

Wild-card round

Saturday, Jan. 14

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream Tickets
San Francisco 49ers (2) vs. Seattle Seahawks (7) 4:30 p.m. ET Fox fuboTV Buy tickets
Jacksonville Jaguars (4) vs. Los Angeles Chargers (5) 8:15 p.m. ET NBC Peacock, fuboTV Buy tickets

Sunday, Jan. 15

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream Tickets
Buffalo Bills (2) vs. Miami Dolphins (7) 1 p.m. ET CBS Paramount+, fuboTV Buy tickets
Minnesota Vikings (3) vs. New York Giants (6) 4:30 p.m. ET Fox fuboTV Buy tickets
Cincinnati Bengals (3) vs. Baltimore Ravens (6) 8:15 p.m. ET NBC Peacock, fuboTV Buy tickets

Monday, Jan. 16

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream Tickets
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4) vs. Dallas Cowboys (5) 8 p.m. ET ESPN, ABC ESPN+, fuboTV Buy tickets

Divisional round

Saturday, Jan. 21

Sunday, Jan. 22

Conference championships

Sunday, Jan. 29

Super Bowl 57

Sunday, Feb. 12

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream Tickets
Super Bowl 57 6:30 p.m. ET Fox Fox Sports app, fuboTV Buy tickets

When is Super Bowl 57 in 2023?

  • Date: Sunday, Feb. 12
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

Super Bowl 57 heads to State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on Feb. 12. It will be the third time that State Farm Stadium, home of the Cardinals, hosts the Super Bowl.

The game will be televised by Fox, with Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen on the call. 

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