It’s hard to believe, but we’re almost at the end of another football season. As the NFL wraps its 2022-23 season and looks ahead to the Super Bowl on February 12, we still have to determine which teams will play in TV’s biggest game. And that’s why this weekend’s NFL divisional games are a hot ticket.
If you want to settle in with some cold beverages, tasty snacks and a few buds this weekend, there are multiple ways to watch and stream the playoff games from the comfort of your couch. If you’re wondering how to watch or what NFL divisional games are on this weekend (plus who plays in them), read on for everything you need to know.
What Are the Divisional Games?
Last week the wildcard games went down in all their glory, with the winners in bold, below:
Saturday, January 14
- Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers
- Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday, January 15
- Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills
- New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings
- Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals
Monday, January 16
- Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
With those games wrapped, it’s time to move on to the second round of playoffs, a.k.a. the divisional games. In this round, the first-place finishers from the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football League (NFL), who received a bye in the first round, also play. (For those who need a refresher, this year those finalists are the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles.)
All eight remaining teams face off over the weekend in four exciting games. Then by the end of the final game on Sunday night, we’ll know the final four teams who will duke it out for a spot in the Super Bowl on February 12.
What Time Are the NFL Divisional Games This Weekend?
If you’re looking for a weekend jam-packed with pigskin, this is your lucky day. There are four divisional games taking place the weekend of January 21 and 22:
Saturday, January 21
- 4:30 p.m. ET: Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs (NBC, Peacock, Universo, NFL+)
- 8:15 p.m. ET: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles (FOX, FOX Deportes, NFL+)
Sunday, January 22
- 3:00 p.m. ET Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills (CBS, Paramount+, NFL+)
- 6:30 p.m. ET Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers (FOX, FOX Deportes, NFL+)
What Happens After the Divisional Games?
If you’re looking to plan next weekend around all of the exciting football action, take note of the following playoff game times on Sunday, January 29:
- 3:00 p.m. ET: NFC Championship Game (FOX, FOX Deportes)
- 6:30 p.m. ET: AFC Championship Game (CBS, Paramount+)
How to Watch the NFL Divisional Games Online Without Cable
As you can see, the games take place across a variety of networks, which means if you want to stream all of them online, you’ll need a service that gives you access to said networks. For that reason, we recommend cable TV alternatives like Hulu+ Live TV, Sling, or even YouTube TV.
1. Hulu + Live TV
As far as cable replacements go, Hulu + Live TV is the best of the bunch. You’ll get access to all games live on Fox, CBS and NBC, not to mention a wide array of Hulu originals. Plus for a few bucks more per month, you can bundle this with Disney+ and ESPN+, which nabs you the ESPN archives and your family (if you’ve got one) all the Mouse House content they can handle.
2. YouTube TV
FOR RECORDING GAMES
Another cable alternative, YouTube TV, comes with an impressive amount of cloud DVR space that allows you to record those games you have to miss due to errands or family functions. It has all the same channels as Hulu + Live TV, so you’re set for the entire weekend with this option.
3. Sling TV
If you’re looking for a more affordable option to watch NFL divisional games this weekend, why not give Sling TV a whirl? The service offers its Blue and Orange package for 50 bucks a month, which gives you access to Fox, NBC, and ESPN. The only thing you won’t be able to do is to watch the CBS games; however, pairing Sling with a subscription to Paramount Plus is also a viable option — especially when you consider Paramount’s 30-day free trial.
4. DirecTV Stream
If you’ve been meaning to straight-up replace cable for a while, DirecTV stream is one of the best ways to do it. During the regular NFL season, this service allows you to watch many out-of-market games, but during the Divisional Weekend, you can catch the games in all their glory. It is the most expensive option on this list, however, so you may want to wait until the next NFL season to subscribe.
BEST FOR MULTISPORTS
If you love football but also want to catch other sporty events throughout the year, a FuboTV subscription may be the way to go. The service includes CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL RedZone, and more, so you’re covered for all of this weekend’s NFL Divisional games. Looking towards the rest of 2023, however, this service will also get you all the different sports you need through its base package and various add-ons.
In addition, you can watch some games on the following streaming apps: