NFL Wild Card Weekend Schedule, Teams, Dates & How to Watch

  • Kickoffs dates and times
  • Highlighting Wild Card matchups
  • TV and streaming options

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The NFL Playoffs kickoff on Saturday for Super Wild Card Weekend. For football fans, this is always a thrilling time of year. Millions will be glued to their sofas for hard-hitting, postseason action as they anxiously wait to see who will advance to the Divisional Round next week.

Some of these playoff teams, like the Pittsburgh Steelers, weren't decided until the final day of the 2023 regular season, and outside help was needed to make the tournament. Others, like the Miami Dolphins, saw the divisional title slip from their grasp in the final game of Week 18 and they plummeted from the No. 2 seed in the AFC down to the No. 6 seed.

There are plenty of matchups to showcase and highlight this weekend. The best part is that no game interferes with another. If you plan on planting yourself in front of the TV for an action-packed three-day stretch of do-or-die professional football, here are the teams, dates, schedule, and streaming guide for Super Wild Card Weekend in the NFL Playoffs.

Super Wild Card Weekend Schedule

Saturday, Jan. 13th

  • AFC: 4:30 p.m. (ET) (5) Cleveland Browns at (4) Houston Texans (NBC)
  • AFC: 8 p.m. (ET) (6) Miami Dolphins at (3) Kansas City Chiefs (Peacock)

Sunday, Jan. 14th

  • AFC: 1:00 p.m. (ET) (7) Pittsburgh Steelers at (2) Buffalo Bills (CBS)
  • NFC: 4:30 p.m. (ET) (7) Green Bay Packers at (2) Dallas Cowboys (2) (FOX)
  • NFC: 8 p.m. (ET) (6) Los Angeles Rams at (3) Detroit Lions (NBC)

Monday, Jan. 15th

  • NFC: 8:15 p.m. (ET) (5) Philadelphia Eagles at (4) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (ESPN/ABC)

NFL Wild Card weekend kicks off at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday with a matchup between the Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans. Two years after trading Deshaun Watson to Cleveland, the Texans are already back on top and have found their franchise quarterback in C.J. Stroud. This game will be aired nationally on NBC.

On Saturday night, the Dolphins will be in Kansas City for their Wild Card game against the Chiefs. Following the results of Week 18, the Chiefs finished the season as the No. 2 seed and they will host Miami in the bitter temperatures at Arrowhead Stadium. It's important to note that this game will be streamed on Peacock only. Local fans may be able to catch the game on NBC. For everyone else, a subscription to Peacock will be required to watch this much-anticipated AFC playoff matchup.

Following a pair of Saturday games on Super Wild Card Weekend, NFL fans get a full plate of action starting early on Sunday afternoon, when the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Bills in Buffalo. The Steelers are the biggest underdogs of any team this weekend. They are missing star defender T.J. Watt, and Pittsburgh will be led by former third-string quarterback, Mason Rudolph. This game will air nationally on CBS. You can also stream with a subscription to FuboTV or Paramount+.

In the late-afternoon slate on Sunday, the Cowboys host the Packers in an age-old matchup as a red-hot Jordan Love looks to pull off a massive upset in Dallas. You can catch the game on Fox. This contest will be followed by the Rams vs. Lions matchup on Sunday Night Football on NBC.

Super Wild Card Weekend concludes on Monday night with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the Philadelphia Eagles. This will be the final game of the first round of the NFL Playoffs, and you can watch it on ABC or ESPN. By the conclusion, we will know every matchup, date, and time for the Divisional Round the following week.

In the NFL, it's win-or-go-home. The franchises fortunate enough to make it to the postseason will be laying everything on the line this weekend. Buckle up! We could be in for a treat.