What time is Lions vs. Rams on today? TV channel, schedule for NFL playoff wild card game

The NFL couldn’t have scripted this matchup any better. Not only will this be the Lions’ first home playoff game since 1993, but it will also be a matchup of former Lions and Rams quarterbacks.

That is storyline is right out of Hollywood. And, oddly enough, the trade that sent Matthew Stafford to Los Angeles and Jared Goff to Detroit in 2021 actually worked out for both clubs. The Rams won a Super Bowl that same year, while the Lions used the draft picks to build a team that became a division champion.

Detroit ranked fifth in scoring this year behind Goff, two electric running backs in Jahmyr Gibbs and David Montgomery and wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown. Rookie tight end Sam LaPorta broke out as well, but he hyperextended his knee and suffered a bone bruise in Week 18. His status for Sunday night’s contest will be closely monitored.

The Rams weren’t expected to compete this season, but they showed that veteran players surrounded by young talent can be a good recipe to return to the postseason.

Stafford looks as good as ever, and wide receiver Cooper Kupp remains an elite pass-catching threat. Puka Nacua set multiple rookie receiving records this season, while second-year running back Kyren Williams finished third in rushing yards.

Here’s what you need to know about Sunday’s wild card clash between the Lions and Rams, including broadcast information and the start time for the game.

What time is Lions vs. Rams on today?

  • Date: Sunday, Jan. 14
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT

Lions vs. Rams is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 14. The game will be played at Ford Field in Detroit.

What channel is Lions vs. Rams on?

  • TV channel: NBC
  • Live stream: Fubo (United States) | DAZN (Canada)

Lions vs. Rams will air on NBC nationally. Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (color analyst) and Melissa Stark (reporter) will be on the call for NBC.

Viewers can also stream the game on Fubo. Start your free trial today.

Viewers in Canada can watch the game live on DAZN, which is the country’s exclusive carrier of NFL Game Pass.

NFL playoff bracket

Here’s a look at the 2024 NFL playoff bracket:


1. Baltimore Ravens (BYE)
2. Buffalo Bills vs. 7. Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Kansas City Chiefs vs. 6. Miami Dolphins
4. Houston Texans vs. 5. Cleveland Browns


1. San Francisco 49ers (BYE)
2. Dallas Cowboys vs. 7. Green Bay Packers
3. Detroit Lions vs. 6. Los Angeles Rams
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. 5. Philadelphia Eagles

NFL playoff schedule 2024

Wild card round

Saturday, Jan. 13

Matchup Time (ET) TV Live stream
Browns at Texans 4:30 p.m. NBC Fubo, Peacock
Dolphins at Chiefs 8 p.m. Peacock

Sunday, Jan. 14

Matchup Time (ET) TV Live stream
Packers at Cowboys 4:30 p.m. FOX Fubo
Rams at Lions 8 p.m. NBC Fubo, Peacock

Monday, Jan. 15

Matchup Time (ET) TV Live stream
Steelers at Bills 4:30 p.m. CBS Fubo
Eagles at Buccaneers 8:15 p.m. ESPN, ABC ESPN+, fubo

Divisional round

Saturday, Jan. 20

Matchup Time (ET) TV channel Live stream

Sunday, Jan. 21

Matchup Time (ET) TV channel Live stream

Conference championships

Sunday, Jan. 28

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
TBD vs. TBD TBD CBS Paramount+, fubo
TBD vs. TBD TBD FOX Fox Sports app, fubo

Super Bowl 58

Sunday, Feb. 11

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
TBD vs. TBD TBD CBS Paramount+, fubo


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