NFL Playoffs 2024: Wild Card weekend TV schedule, matchups, start times

Here's everything you need to know about Wild Card Weekend.

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Philadelphia Eagles v Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Philadelphia Eagles v Tampa Bay Buccaneers / Kevin Sabitus/GettyImages
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It feels like the season just started but the NFL Playoffs are already here. For the fourth straight season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to be getting in on the fun after winning the NFC South for the third consecutive year.

Not too bad for a team that was predicted to tank before the season.

Nothing was easy about the Bucs path to the playoffs, but like Todd Bowles said after clinching the division on Sunday all you need to do is get in. That's where the Bucs are -- in the playoffs, again. The question now is how far can they go and how much can they have an impact on the bigger picture at stake.

The final week of the season thrust the playoff picture into chaos. As many as four tickets remained available, with the Bucs punching one of them by way of winning the division. Houston clinched on Saturday but needed to wait and see if the Jaguars won to learn where they'd play. Green Bay, New Orleans, and Seattle all fought for their playoff lives in the late window with the Bills-Dolphins game deciding the AFC East winner.

It felt like the playoffs started this week. Lucky for us, we get to go and do it all again next weekend.

What teams are playing Wild Card Weekend?

NFC:

  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Detroit Lions
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Green Bay Packers

Most of the drama was contained to the late window of games, as the Eagles had a chance to win the NFC East with a victory and a Cowboys loss. Instead, their epic meltdown will lead them to Tampa Bay on Wild Card weekend.

That's potentially good news for the Bucs, as the Eagles are coming apart at the seams. Not only is the team in a horrid slump, but injuries to A.J. Brown and Jalen Hurts put Philly in an even tougher spot than they're already in.

Philly is still a good team, but they're a shell of the team that showed up in Tampa earlier in the season.

Elsewhere in the NFC we have a pair of revenge games lined up. Detroit's first home playoff game in over three decades would be against Matthew Stafford, while the Packers will head down to Dallas to face Mike McCarthy and the Cowboys.

AFC:

  • Miami Dolphins
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Houston Texans
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Buffalo Bills
  • Pittsburgh Steelers

Revenge games extend to the AFC as well. While Deshaun Watson isn't playing, the Browns and Texans will meet in Houston to kickoff the weekend of games. C.J. Stroud will make his playoff debut against Joe Flacco -- just like how we all drew it up, right?

Meanwhile, Mike Tomlin continues to be consistent and steady in Pittsburgh with the Steelers clinching the No. 7 seed thanks to a win on Saturday and the Jaguars loss on Sunday.

NFL Playoffs: 2024 Wild Card Weekend TV Schedule (Updated)

Here’s the complete rundown of who plays on what days and where to watch:

Date

Game

TV Channel

Start Time (ET)

Saturday, Jan. 13th

Texans vs. Browns

NBC

4:30 pm

Saturday, Jan. 13th

Chiefs vs. Dolphins

Peacock

8 pm

Sunday, Jan. 14th

Bills vs. Steelers

CBS

1 pm

Sunday, Jan. 14th

Cowboys vs. Packers

FOX

4:30pm

Sunday, Jan 14th

Lions vs. Rams

NBC

8 pm

Monday, Jan 15th

Buccaneers vs. Eagles

ABC/ESPN

8 pm

Keep in mind that the second game on Saturday is a Peacock exclusive, which means it's only streaming. Fans won't be able to watch the game unless they're subscribed to NBC's streaming service.

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