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NFL Playoffs 2024: Where to watch the divisional round matches

The Super Bowl LVIII is nigh. The last eight teams will face off this weekend trying to get their place in the big game

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Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs.David Eulitt (Getty Images)

The divisional round pits the last eight teams standing for a ticket to the conference finals, the prelude to Super Bowl LVIII, which will be played for the first time in Las Vegas. After a weekend where the early elimination of the Dallas Cowboys in the wild card round shocked the fans, the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens will begin their playoff journey as the big favorites to meet on Super Sunday on February 11.

When will the NFL divisional round be played?

The NFL divisional round will begin on Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21.

When and where to watch the NFL divisional round?

Here are the matches for the weekend, including their starting time and where they will be broadcast or streamed.

Houston Texas at Baltimore Ravens

Saturday at 4.30 p.m. ET

Broadcast and stream: ESPN/ABC, ESPN+ and NFL+

The Ravens found their best form last December and closed the season at the top of the American Conference (AFC) with a 13-4 record that assured them an extra week of rest and the advantage of hosting the playoffs at home. The team coached by John Harbaugh looks like a big favorite to reach the AFC final without major problems, however, they will receive a visit from the Texans who won the wild card round with one of the best debuts of a quarterback in the history of the playoffs in the hands of C.J. Stroud, nominated for rookie of the year.

Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers

Saturday at 8.15 p.m. ET

Broadcast and stream: FOX, FOX Sports app and NFL+

After beating the Dallas Cowboys, the league’s youngest team will travel to San Francisco to face the 49ers, the NFC’s favorite to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Jordan Love’s offense will face the third best defense by points allowed in the league, a team that has looked dominant on both sides of the ball for most of the season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions

Sunday at 3.00 p.m. ET

Broadcast and stream: NBC, Peacock and NFL+

The Detroit Lions won a playoff game after 32 years, last weekend. The historic win against the Los Angeles Rams was not only enough to host the Buccaneers at home in the divisional round, but it was also a boost for Dan Campbell’s team, and could catapult them to the Super Bowl.

Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills

Sunday at 6.30 p.m. ET

Broadcast and stream: CBS, Paramount+ and NFL+

Still not at their best, the defending NFL champions beat Miami in a hard home game in the wild card round. They must now travel to Buffalo to face the league’s hottest team, the Bills, who have won six games straight since the beginning of December. It will be the first time that Patrick Mahomes, a two-time Super Bowl champion, will play as a visitor in the postseason.

What’s next after the divisional round?

The winners of the divisional round playoff games will meet in their respective AFC and NFC Conference Championship games. The higher-seeded team will host the game. The Conference Champions then go to face each other in the Super Bowl LVIII.

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