The playoff schedule is set for live TV coverage with kickoffs and television times in place, and fans can’t wait for the games to start on Sunday, 19th January, 2014. Fans will be able to watch the AFC and NFC Championships on live TV, or in many cases, live online coverage, to see which two teams will advance to compete in Super Bowl XLVIII. Will it be the Patriots, Broncos, 49ers or Seahawks who win the Lombardi Trophy this postseason? With live online and televised coverage, fans have plenty of ways to watch it all unfold. Let’s check out the matchups, when and where to watch on TV or online, and game previews for the remaining schedule.
AFC CHAMPIONSHIP (SUN JAN 19, 2014)
New England Patriots and Denver Broncos
3 pm ET on CBS, CBS Sports NFL Live
In the AFC Divisional rounds, the two top teams this season emerged as competitors for the AFC Championship. In one game, it was Tom Brady and the New England Patriots besting Andrew Luck and the Colts, but it was thanks to the running game for the Patriots that they won. In the other game. elite quarterback Peyton Manning guided his Broncos to a close home victory over Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers, with just a touchdown separating the squads from the next round.
That sets up a huge AFC Championship game for Sunday, January 19th on live TV via CBS and live online through the CBS Sports NFL live video player. It will be Brady vs. Manning in a highly-anticipated rematch of their regular season overtime meeting, which saw the Patriots win by just a touchdown. A telling stat is that the three previous times Manning and Brady have played in the playoffs ahead of the Super Bowl, the home team has won each time, and that team ended up winning the Super Bowl. That would seem to give Manning and his crew the edge in Denver. Will coach Bill Belichick have a good game plan to get his team back to another Super Bowl, or will Manning’s move to Denver finally pay off for the Broncos?
Game time for this epic matchup is set for 3 p.m. EST on Sunday, January 19th. CBS is providing the national television coverage, with CBS Sports NFL video site providing live online coverage of the game for fans around the nation.
NFC CHAMPIONSHIP (SUN JAN 19, 2014)
Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers
6.30 pm ET on FOX, FOX Sports Go (subscriber)
Fans were able to watch on live television as two teams advanced to the NFC Championship. In the NFC playoffs The Carolina Panthers were soundly routed by the 49ers with a 23-10 win to set up this season’s most important match-up between Seattle and San Francisco to determine which team will advance to the Super Bowl on the 2nd February, 2014. The Seattle Seahawks were untroubled by the New Orleans Saints. Seattle has lost only one game at home during the past 2 season, which was in Week 16 in 2013 against Arizona. Now they’re looking towards a third game against their foes, the San Francisco 49ers, for a shot at the Super Bowl XLVIII.
The showdown between Seattle and San Francisco for a place in the Super Bowl, is a matchup that seems to have been destined since the end of last season. Seahawks receiver, Doug Baldwin, said he “wouldn’t have wanted it any other way…”. The 49ers, Seahawks face off is a game everyone has been waiting for. San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick vowed that the Seahawks victory over the 49ers when they last met will not happen again. Seahawks beat the 49ers by 29 – 3 on the 15th September. Kaepernick said that 49ers are a different team now with a lot of key players who have returned, and they are ready for the matchup. However, Seattle’s rowdy home crowd has been a helpful component in their success this season and postseason, including registering an earthquake level of noise after a Marshawn Lynch touchdown. Will they be able to propel their team to the Super Bowl, or will Kapernick return his 49ers to the big game? It all goes down on live TV via FOX, with live online coverage for FOX Sports Go subscribers through cable or satellite providers Sunday at 6:30 p.m. EST.
Of course, there’s two other big games we need to keep TV viewers updated on. They’ll include the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl which arrives on Sunday, January 26th from Honolulu, Hawaii, and of course this year’s Super Bowl XLVIII from MetLife Stadium in New York on Sunday, February 2nd. We know that both games will be available for watching on live TV and online, per the details below.
2014 NFL PRO BOWL
Sunday, 26th January at Honolulu
7.30 pm ET on NBC, NBC Sports Live Extra
SUPER BOWL 2014
Sunday, 2nd February at Metlife Stadium
6.30 pm ET on FOX, FOX Sports Go
The 2014 NFL Pro Bowl will feature many of the best players in the National Football League bringing their game to warm and sunny Honolulu as the AFC and NFC compete. The Super Bowl will be played for the ultimate prize — the Vince Lombardi Trophy, with either the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers or Seattle Seahawks claiming the prize this year. Millions will be watching on live TV and online, but which team will win it all?