This article is also discussed on this episode of the Grounded Reason Podcast.
The NFL is one of the most cord cutter friendly sports in the U.S. during the regular seasons. In fact, it is easy to watch the NFL without cable. So, it comes as no surprise that it’s just as easy to watch the NFL Playoffs without a cable TV subscription.
In fact every game of the 2017 NFL playoffs (2016 Season) is available on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox using an over the air antenna. So, there is no need to have a cable subscription or a to enjoy NFL football this postseason.
If you are looking for a great indoor antenna that’s a cinch to set up, check out the Mohu Curve. If you have any questions about using an antenna, check out my digital antenna guide.
Streaming the NFL Playoffs
With all games on broadcast networks, an antenna should be all you need. However, if you can’t use a TV antenna or find it inconvenient there are ways to watch the NFL Playoffs online. CBS All Access offers live CBS in over 150 markets. That will provide access to watch the AFC Championship online and a couple wild card games. Sign up for their free trial here
NBC, FOX, and ABC is available on Sling TV in quite a few markets. You can sign up for a free week trial of Sling TV here and see if it will fit your needs. The markets and channels that Sling TV carries online are as follows:
ABC, Fox, and NBC: Chicago, New York, San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia.
Just Fox and NBC: Dallas/Fort Worth and Washington D.C.
Just ABC: Fresno and Raleigh Durham
Just Fox: Orlando/Daytona Beach/Melbourne, Tampa/Saint Petersburg, Phoenix, Atlanta, Austin – TX, Gainesville, Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Detroit ,Charlotte
I will post the entire 2016 NFL playoff schedule is below, including the TV network, date, and time of every game. So get yourself set up with an antenna, and watch the NFL Playoffs without paying that monthly tithe to “Big Cable.”.
Wild Card Weekend
Saturday, Jan. 7
Oakland at Houston: 4:35pm EST on ESPN and ABC
Detroit at Seattle: 8:15pm EST on NBC
Sunday, Jan. 8
Miami at Pittsburg: 1:05pm EST on CBS
NY Giants at Green Bay: 4:40pm EST on FOX
Saturday, Jan. 14
SEA/GB/NYG at Atlanta: 4:35pm EST on FOX
HOU/OAK/MIA at New England: 8:15pm EST on CBS
Sunday, Jan. 15
PIT/HOU/OAK at Kansas City: 1:05pm EST on NBC
GB/NYG/DET at Dallas: 4:40pm EST on FOX
Sunday, Jan. 22
NFC: NFC Championship, 3:05 p.m. ET (FOX)
AFC: AFC Championship, 6:40 p.m. ET (CBS)
Super Bowl 51
Sunday, Feb. 5
AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion at NRG Stadium, 6:30 p.m. ET (FOX)
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