Lions vs. 49ers live score, updates, highlights from 2024 NFC championship game

The 49ers and Lions are set to face off in the 2024 NFC championship game with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.

San Francisco is no stranger to this stage, coming up short in the last two NFC championship games.

The 49ers lost to the Eagles in a bizarre fashion last season. Starting quarterback Brock Purdy suffered a serious elbow injury, but after his backup went down, he was forced back into the game despite not being physically able to throw a pass. The year prior, San Francisco fell to the eventual champion Rams on a game-winning field goal with under two minutes to play.

Detroit, on the other hand, is very unfamiliar with this stage. The Lions will be playing in their first NFC championship game since 1992, going over two decades without a single playoff win. The franchise has never been to a Super Bowl, last reaching the title game in 1957 when it was still the “NFL Championship.”

Purdy will hope to lead the 49ers back to the Super Bowl on Sunday, while Jared Goff will try and do the seemingly impossible and lead the Lions into the big game for the first time in the Super Bowl era.

For live updates, highlights, and more from what should be an exciting NFC championship game, The Sporting News has you covered below throughout the night.

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Lions vs. 49ers score

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Lions vs. 49ers live updates, results, highlights from 2024 NFC Championship

(All times Eastern)

2:00 p.m.: San Francisco should receive another boost. This one could be more symbolic than anything. Injured safety Talanoa Hufanga will set the ceremonial foghorn ablaze ahead of tonight’s game.

1:30 p.m.: For those still wondering, 49ers wideout Deebo Samuel will have no limitations as he takes part in Sunday’s NFC Championship. Should offer a major boost for Kyle Shanahan’s offense.

What channel is Lions vs. 49ers on today?

Lions vs. 49ers will air nationally on Fox. 

Viewers can also stream the game on Fubo, which offers a free trial. 

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

Lions vs. 49ers start time

  • Date: Sunday, Jan. 28
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET | 3:30 p.m. PT

The Lions and 49ers will kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET on  Sunday, Jan. 28. The game will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

NFL playoff schedule 2024

Below is the complete schedule for the 2024 NFL postseason.

Wild-card round

Saturday, Jan. 13

Results Time (ET) TV channel Live stream
Texans 45, Browns 14 4:30 p.m. NBC Peacock, Fubo
Chiefs 26, Dolphins 7 8:15 p.m. Peacock Peacock

Sunday, Jan. 14

Results Time (ET) TV channel Live stream
Packers 48, Cowboys 32 4:30 p.m. Fox FoxSports.com, Fubo
Lions 24, Rams 23 8:15 p.m. NBC Peacock, Fubo

Monday, Jan. 15

Results Time (ET) TV channel Live stream
Bills 31, Steelers 17 1 p.m. CBS Fubo
Buccaneers 32, Eagles 9 8 p.m. ABC, ESPN ESPN+, Fubo

Divisional round

Saturday, Jan. 20

Matchup Time (ET) TV channel Live stream
Ravens 34, Texans 10 4:30 p.m. ABC, ESPN ESPN+, Fubo
49ers 24, Packers 21 8 p.m. Fox FoxSports.com, Fubo

Sunday, Jan. 21

Matchup Time (ET) TV channel Live stream
Lions 31, Buccaneers 23 3 p.m. NBC Peacock, Fubo
Chiefs 27, Bills 24 6:30 p.m. CBS Paramount+, Fubo

Conference championships

Sunday, Jan. 28

Matchup Time (ET) TV channel Live stream
AFC championship game: Chiefs at Ravens 3 p.m. CBS Paramount+, Fubo
NFC championship game: Lions at 49ers 6:30 p.m. Fox FoxSports.com, Fubo

Super Bowl 58

Sunday, Feb. 11

Matchup Time (ET) TV Live stream
Super Bowl 58 6:30 p.m. CBS Paramount+, Fubo

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