There are two NFL playoff games today, and the four teams involved include three Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks among them: Chargers vs. Patriots and Eagles vs. Saints.
Game 1 today (Sunday, Jan. 13) is Los Angeles Chargers vs. New England Patriots. Tom Brady, the 41-year-old big player with five Super Bowl titles, will look to bring the Patriots closer to the 2019 Super Bowl with a victory today over the Chargers.
Led by 37-year-old quarterback Philip Rivers, the Chargers had a better 2018 regular season record – 12-4, compared to 11-5 for the Patriots – but because Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots won their division, they are the home team today. And the fact that the game is being played at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, is a big reason why the Patriots vs Chargers Betting Odds indicate the Patriots are the 4-point favorites to win in the playoffs today.
Today’s second NFL playoff game, the Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints, features last year’s Super Bowl-winning quarterback – Nick Foles of the Eagles – and Drew Brees, the 39-year-old Saints quarterback who led the franchise to a Super Bowl Championship in 2010. Foles was the Eagles’ starting quarterback 9-7 in the team’s upset Wild Card Playoff Victory on the Chicago Bears last weekend. But Saints 13-3 are Favorites at 8.5 points advance to the playoffs with a win at home today.
It’s easy to watch the NFL playoffs on TV for free. Today, both NFL games air on major networks, meaning you don’t even need cable to watch them for free. There are also options for fans to live stream the NFL playoffs for free on phones and tablets, or watch today’s NFL games online for free on smart TVs and other screens. . Here are all the possibilities.
What is the NFL playoff game schedule for today?
If you’re wondering what channel the Chargers vs Patriots game is airing on and what time the NFL playoff games start today, we’ve got you covered. Here is the NFL playoff schedule for Sunday, January 13:
• Los Angeles Chargers vs. New England Patriots, 1:05 p.m. ET on CBS
• Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints, 4:40 p.m. ET on Fox
It’s super easy to watch NFL playoff games for free today. Anyone who subscribes to cable TV, satellite TV, or another pay TV package likely receives local programming from free network channels in addition to dozens (or hundreds) of paid channels.
But the channels that show NFL playoff games on TV today are free even if you don’t have cable. In most countries, all you need is a digital antenna plugged into your TV and placed in a position that will allow you to tune in to local CBS and Fox stations.
A basic HDTV antenna costs about $25. It will work like old-fashioned “rabbit ears” antennas, allowing you to tune in to high definition signals from local affiliates of free over-the-air broadcast networks including CBS, Fox, NBC and ABC. The exact rundown of channels you get for free with a digital antenna varies depending on where you live, what type of HDTV antenna you have, and where the antenna is located. But in most of the country, you can watch all major networks for free with an antenna that costs $30 or less.
How to live stream the NFL playoffs for free today
To live stream today’s NFL playoff games on your phone, download the NFL app or Yahoo Sports mobile app. Both are completely free to download and allow you to stream NFL games live, including all playoff games and the 2019 Super Bowl on Sunday, February 3, for free.
Note that live streams of NFL games from the NFL app and the Yahoo Sports app are only available on smartphones (and sometimes tablets). So you cannot use these apps to live stream the NFL playoffs on a smart TV or any other kind of other big screen.
How to watch the NFL playoffs online for free today
For those unfamiliar, over-the-air TV services are alternatives to cable TV packages, with dozens of channels that subscribers stream on any type of connected device. In most of the country, the above streaming services include local network channel shows in their packages, alongside “pay TV” channels. Another streaming TV service, TV Slingincludes local Fox and NBC stations in some parts of the country.
Streaming TV subscribers can expect to pay fees ranging from $25 to $45 per month. But you can try most streaming TV services for free: new subscribers usually get a free trial period that lasts about a week.
If you want to watch the Chargers vs. Patriots and Eagles vs. Saints online for free today, you can sign up for a free trial of a streaming TV service. Remember that if you ultimately decide not to become a paying subscriber, you must cancel before the free trial ends. You will be charged in full for the first month if you do not cancel on time.