NFL Wild Card : weekend preview: how to watch, live stream, The New Year is here, and so too is the NFL postseason. Over the next month, twelve teams will battle it out in the playoffs, with the two conference champions meeting in the season finale, the Super Bowl in Atlanta, on February 3.
NFL Wild Card 2019 Live
The top two seeds in each conference – the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots in the AFC, and the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams in the NFC – receive an automatic bye into the divisional round.
For everyone else, the fun starts here. The wildcard round pits the four divisional champions that didn’t receive byes against the four teams who snuck into the playoffs as the best of the rest.
There are four games in total, two in each conference, with the divisional champions given home field advantage in all four.
AFCHouston Texans vs Indianapolis Colts (9:35pm, Saturday 5 January)
Baltimore Ravens vs Los Angeles Chargers (6:05pm, Sunday 6 January)
NFCDallas Cowboys vs Seattle Seahawks (1:15am, Sunday 6 January)
Chicago Bears vs Philadelphia Eagles (9:40pm, Sunday 6 January)
TV channel and live stream online coverage All four games are being shown live on Sky Sports’ Action and Main Event channels, and is available via Now TV with a day pass on offer for £7.99.Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.
The NFL playoffs kick off this weekend, and after handing out picks during the regular season, I couldn’t let you head into the postseason without me. So I’m back for the playoff run, and I’m bringing my remarkable record of 27-24 on the season with me. You never know, maybe I was saving my best run of the season for the playoffs.Maybe I’m just like the 2011 New York Giants who went 9-7 during the regular season and beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI.
All we know at the moment is that I’ll be making picks up until the Super Bowl, whether I get them right or not.The Chargers are the most public play of the weekend. As I type these words more than 70 percent of the bets that have been placed on this game have been placed on the Bolts. And there’s good reason why. Los Angeles is a 12-4
team with a veteran quarterback. The Ravens are 10-6 and have rookie Lamar Jackson at the helm. Rookie QBs have not fared well in their playoff games, as CBSSports.com’s John Breech went over this week. Since 2010 rookie QBs have gone 2-7 in playoff games, and both of those wins came in matchups against fellow rookie QBs. Against veteran QBs, they’re 0-5.
Well, I’m going against that trend here. First of all, the fact the Chargers have to fly across the entire country to play a game at 1 p.m. ET and 10 a.m. PT could be a problem for them, just like it’s been a problem for so many West Coast teams in the past. Furthermore, while rookie QBs may struggle in playoff games, Lamar Jackson is a little different. Jackson isn’t going to be
asked to throw the ball 30 times in this game. Baltimore’s offense is something out of the early 20th century, and it matches up well with this Chargers defense. The Chargers are stronger defending the pass than they are the run, and it was only a few weeks ago that the Ravens came to L.A. to beat the Chargers 22-10. I believe the Ravens will get them again