What time is Ravens vs. Texans on today? TV channel, schedule for NFL playoff divisional game

The Baltimore Ravens get their first taste of postseason action in a clash with the upstart Houston Texans in the divisional round Saturday.

The Ravens earned a first-round bye after they secured the No. 1 seed in the AFC and now get a home playoff game against the AFC South champion Texans. Houston is coming off a 45-14 drubbing of the Cleveland Browns in the wild card round where rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud threw three first-half touchdowns and the defense returned two Joe Flacco interceptions back for touchdowns.

Baltimore could get back one of its most important offensive weapons this week in tight end Mark Andrews. Seven weeks ago, Andrews suffered what looked like a season-ending ankle injury that required surgery. But he’s since been designated to return and even practiced fully this week, although the Ravens haven’t made a decision on his availability for Saturday’s game yet. Cornerback Marlon Humphrey, meanwhile, is out with a calf injury.

The Texans should be almost fully healthy this week. The team already ruled out defensive end Jerry Hughes for a second consecutive week and veteran wide receiver Noah Brown landed on injured reserve after he sustained a shoulder injury against the Browns, though. Offensive tackle George Fant and fullback Andrew Beck are questionable to play.

Two very different versions of these teams opened up their respective seasons in Week 1. The Ravens deployed a punishing running game that scored three touchdowns and a suffocating defense to thwart Stroud in his NFL debut to grab a 25-9 win to open the year. Baltimore didn’t have Andrews in that one, either, after he sat out the game with a quad injury.

The Ravens have been almost unstoppable this season with the fourth-best scoring offense and No. 1 scoring defense. Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson is playing at an MVP level as well and won six consecutive games from Week 11 to Week 17 before he sat for the season the finale. The team averaged 33.8 points per game during that stretch.

Stroud has powered Houston’s rise all year and he’s the favorite to win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. He set a few rookie records in his playoff debut a week ago and will have almost all of his skill position players healthy for the divisional round. The defense is led by rookie Will Anderson Jr., a NFL Defensive Player of the Year candidate in his own right.

Here’s what you need to know about Saturday’s divisional round clash between the Ravens and Texans, including broadcast information and the start time for the game.

What time is Ravens vs. Texans on today?

  • Date: Saturday, Jan. 20
  • Time: 4:30 p.m. ET | 1:30 p.m. PT

Ravens vs. Texans is scheduled to kick off at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 20. The game will be played at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.

What channel is Ravens vs. Texans on?

  • TV channel (national): ABC | ESPN
  • TV channel (Baltimore): WMAR-TV (channel 2)
  • TV channel (Houston): KTRK-TV (channel 13)
  • Live stream: Fubo (United States)DAZN (Canada) | ESPN+

Ravens vs. Texans will air on ABC and ESPN nationally. Viewers in Baltimore, Maryland, can tune in to WMAR-TV (channel 2) for the game, while audiences in Houston, Texas, can watch on KTRK-TV (channel 13).

Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (color analyst) and Lisa Salters (reporter) will be on the call for ABC.

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:

AFC

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

NFC 

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/Result
Texans 45, Browns 14
Chiefs 26, Dolphins 7

Sunday, Jan. 14

Matchup
Packers 48, Cowboys 32
Lions 24, Rams 23

Monday, Jan. 15

Matchup
Bills 31, Steelers 17
Buccaneers 32, Eagles 9

Divisional round

Saturday, Jan. 20

Matchup Time (ET) TV channel Live stream
Texans at Ravens 4:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN ESPN+, fubo
Packers at 49ers 8:25 p.m. Fox fubo

Sunday, Jan. 21

Matchup Time (ET) TV channel Live stream
Buccaneers at Lions 3 p.m. NBC Peacock, fubo
Chiefs at Bills 6:30 p.m. CBS  Paramount+, fubo

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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