What channel is 49ers vs. Lions on today? Time, TV schedule for NFL playoff NFC Championship Game

The Lions are trying to reach the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history when they play the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 28.

Detroit reached the conference title game with a 31-23 victory over Tampa Bay in the divisional round. Jared Goff completed 30 of 43 pass attempts for 287 yards with two touchdowns for Detroit, which advanced to the conference championship for the first time in 32 years and just the second time in franchise history.

Detroit rookie running back Jahmyr Gibbs had 74 yards rushing on nine carries (8.2 average), including a 31-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. He also caught four passes for 40 yards.

The Lions boosted their lineup with the signing of three-time Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz, who was released by the Cardinals in November. Ertz has 709 catches for 7,434 yards and 46 touchdowns in 11 seasons.

The addition is crucial, because Lions tight end Brock Wright sustained a forearm injury against the Buccaneers.

The Lions have won two playoff games in a season for the first time since 1957, the last year they won the NFL title, and had two postseason games at home for the first time.

The 49ers are the No. 1 seed as NFC West champions and have the No. 1 scoring offense and No. 3 scoring defense.

San Francisco advanced to their third straight conference championship game with a 24-21 victory over Green Bay. Brock Purdy was 23 of 39 for 252 yards with a touchdown. Running back Christian McCaffrey had 98 yards on 17 carries with two scores. Wide receiver Deebo Samuel injured his shoulder on the opening drive and missed most of the game. 

The 49ers have one of the NFL’s most talented rosters and had nine players selected to the Pro Bowl – defensive ends Nick Bosa and Javon Hargrave, fullback Kyle Juszczyk, tight end George Kittle, cornerback Charvarius Ward, linebacker Fred Warner, tackle Trent Williams, McCaffrey and Purdy.

San Francisco and Detroit have met just twice in the postseason all-time with one of those clashes coming prior to the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. Their most recent matchup was during the 1983 season, when 49ers beat the Lions, 24-23, to advance to the NFC Championship Game.

What channel is 49ers vs. Lions 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.

49ers vs. Lions 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 57

Sunday, Feb. 11

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

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