The road to Super Bowl LVI continues with the last two games in the Divisional Round of the 2022 NFL Playoffs. The Los Angeles Rams (12-5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13-4) and the Buffalo Bills (11-6) at the Kansas City Chiefs (12-5) will wrap up the weekend with the winners advancing to the NFC and AFC Championship Games.
The first game of the day will see a Week 3 rematch between the Buccaneers and the Rams. The Rams won their Week 3 meeting in LA by a score of 34-24, but this time the two teams will be playing in Tampa. The Bucs are defending Super Bowl champions and will have a hot home crowd on their side as Tom Brady and their potent offense goes against the Rams vaunted defense.
The Bills and Chiefs are becoming one of the NFL’s best rivalries and a fitting way to end the Divisional Round. The two teams met in the 2021 AFC Championship Game in Kansas City with the Chiefs winning 38-24. Earlier this season, the teams met in Kansas City but the Bills came out on top 38-20. Both teams are led by QBs who have positioned themselves as the best in the NFL with Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs) and Josh Allen (Bills). This game could end up being the game of the weekend.
The Games – Kickoff Times and Networks
Sunday, January 23
|Game||Kickoff Time (ET)||Network|
|Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3:00 PM||NBC, Peacock|
|Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs||6:30 PM||CBS, Paramount+|
How to Watch Sunday’s NFL Divisional Play Games Without Cable
Fans will have plenty of options to watch all their favorite NFL teams and stars compete on the gridiron without spending a fortune.
AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to find out which affiliate in your area will broadcast the local games on CBS and NBC.
Select games are available to stream through NFL digital properties such as NFL.com, the NFL app, and the digital properties of the respective teams. Plus, fans can watch the game on their phones via the Yahoo Sports app.
Most of the major subscription live TV streaming services carry this week’s games, so fans can watch the game from anywhere.
- DIRECTV STREAM has CBS and NBC for $70/mo.
- fuboTV offers CBS and NBC in their Starter plan for $65/mo.
- Hulu + Live TV includes CBS and NBC for only $70/mo.
- Sling TV includes NBC in their Orange + Blue package for only $50/mo.
- YouTube TV has CBS and NBC for only $65/mo.
- Peacock Premium subscribers can watch NBC’s Divisional Round broadcast for only $5/mo.
- Paramount+ is an inexpensive way to watch live games on CBS for only $9.99/month or $99.99/year.
Predicting the Winners
Matt Stafford and the Rams are likely going to come out on top against Tom Brady and the Bucs in the first game. For Stafford and the Rams, they went all-in for the Super Bowl and the QB will need to play at his best for the Rams investment to be worth it. Von Miller, Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey, and the rest of LA’s defense may have to do the heavy lifting but they’re up for the task.
The Bills dominated the Patriots in the Wildcard Round but the Cheifs have been playing like the best team in football. After a slow start to the season that saw Kansas City lose the earlier matchup, the Chiefs offense is now firing on all cylinders, and they’re going to send Buffalo home for the second year in a row.