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Wild Card Weekend game times: Colts-Bills, Rams-Seahawks, Bucs-Washington, TV channel, odds, how to watch live online

Packed Saturday features two NFC wild card games, one AFC

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Here we go, folks. It’s time for the first expanded playoff in the NFL, where each conference added a third wildcard team. That means fans get to take in six wild card games this weekend.

On Saturday we’ll catch the Indianapolis Colts (11-5) at the Buffalo Bills (13-3) for the 1 p.m. game and the (10-6) Los Angeles Rams at the (12-4) Seattle Seahawks at 4:40 p.m. For the 8:20 p.m. nightcap, we’ll see the (11-5) Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the (7-9) Washington Football Team.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch the games. In addition to SBNation/NFL and the various team sites, check out ESPN+ for full coverage.


Colts (11-5) at Bills (13-3)

The Colts head to chilly Buffalo to take on the surging Bills, who won 13 games this season. That’s their best season in a long time, by a long shot.

Quarterback Josh Allen had a huge season for the Bills. He passed for 4,544 yards and 37 touchdowns, both franchise records. Wide receiver Stefon Diggs led the NFL with 127 catches and 1,535 receiving yards, both most in franchise history. He made the sixth-most catches in a single season in NFL history.

Over in Indianapolis, running back Jonathan Taylor led rookies in scrimmage yards (1,468), rush yards (1,169) and touchdowns (12), the third-most by a rookie in franchise history.

Linebacker Darius Leonard led the Colts with 132 tackles and is one of four players in the NFL with 120+ tackles in each of the past three seasons. He had 17 tackles and a fumble recovery in the Colts’ last meeting with the Bills.

Defensive tackle Deforest Buckner led Indianapolis with 9.5 sacks. He has 2+ sacks in two of hispast three games. Buckner had nine tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery in his only career game vs. the Bills.

How to watch, listen, wager

What: Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills

When: Saturday Jan. 9, 2021

Where: Bills Stadium

Game time: 1:05 p.m. EST

TV: CBS/CBS All Access

Announcers: Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn (field reporter)

Radio: 82 (Ind), 83 (Buf) | XM: 226 (Ind), 225 (Buf), 88 (National). Westwood One: John Sadak, Ross Tucker

Odds: Bills -6.5

Online Stream: NFL Mobile, Yahoo Sports App, Fubo

Weather: 22F Clear. Foggy in the morning. [NFL Weather]

Referee: Brad Allen


Rams (10-6) at Seahawks (12-4)

Los Angeles and head coach Sean McVay head to Seattle to take on Russel Wilson and the Seahawks. It feels like we kind of know what the Rams are: good defense, okay offense. As for the Seahawks, all bets are off. Sometimes they’re spectacular. Other times, they aren’t so great.

Defensive tackle Aaron Donald tied for second in the NFL with 13.5 sacks. He leads the NFL with 85.5 sacks since 2014 and surpassed Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas (85) for the third-most sacks by a player in their first seven seasons since 1982.

Meanwhile, wide receiver Robert Woods tied his career-highs in receptions (90) and receiving touchdowns (six) in 2020.

In Seattle, quarterback Russell Wilson had a career-high 40 touchdown passes and this was his fourth career 4,000+ yard season in 2020. Wilson became the third quarterback with 30+ touchdown passes in four consecutive seasons.

Wide receiver DK Metcalf had a career-high and a franchise-record 1,303 receiving yards in 2020. Fellow receiver Tyler Lockett had a career-high and a franchise-record 100 receptions and had his second consecutive 1,000-yard season (1,054) in 2020.

Incredibly, linebacker Bobby Wagner had his ninth consecutive 100+ tackle season (138).

How to watch, listen, wager

What: Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks

When: Saturday Jan. 9, 2021

Where: Lumen Field

Game time: 4:40 p.m. EST

TV: FOX/FOX Deportes

Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter), Tom Rinaldi (field reporter)

Radio: 82 (LAR), 83 (Sea) | XM: 226 (LAR), 225 (Sea), 88 (National). Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Mike Holmgren

Odds: Seahawks -4.5

Online Stream: NFL Mobile, Yahoo Sports App, Fubo

Weather: 44f Mostly Cloudy. Rain overnight. [NFL Weather]

Referee: John Hussey


Buccaneers (11-5) at Washington (7-9)

By all accounts, it looks like Tom Brady the the Buccaneers offense are going to walk into Washington and beat the Football Team.

But things don’t always work out as planned, particularly in the playoffs. And Washington’s defense? They’re pretty good, too.

The Football Team’s star rookie defensive end Chase Young will be a force in this league for years to come. Meanwhile, second-year defensive end Montez Sweat led the team with a career-high nine sacks.

Wide receiver Terry McLaurin led the team with 87 receptions and 1,118 receiving yards. He’s the first Washington wide receiver with 80+ receptions and 1,100+ receving yards in a single season since Pierre Garcon (2013).

In Tampa, we all know what Brady can do, and what he has done in the past.

Running back Ronald Jones set career-highs in scrimmage yards (1,143), rush yards (978) and rush TDs (7) in 2020.

Wide receiver Mike Evans ranked fourth in NFL in receiving touchdowns (13) this season. Evans had 1,006 receiving yards in 2020 and is the first player in NFL history with 1,000+ receiving yards in each of his first seven seasons

Linebacker Lavonte David had his eighth-career 100+ tackle (117) season. David has 23 forced fumbles since 2014, tied for most in the NFL.

How to watch, listen, wager

What: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Football Team

When: Saturday Jan. 9, 2021

Where: FedEx Field

Game time: 8:15 p.m. EST

TV: NBC/Universo

Announcers: Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy, Kathryn Tappen (field reporter)

Radio: 82 (TB), 211 (Was) | XM: 226 (TB), 225 (Was), 88 (National). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Ron Jaworski

Odds: Bucs -8

Online Stream: NFL Mobile, Yahoo Sports App, Fubo

Weather: 34f Partly Cloudy. Foggy in the morning. [NFL Weather]

Referee: Scott Novak