How to watch the Titans vs. Patriots NFL Wild Card game without cable
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The New England Patriots find themselves playing on Wild Card weekend for the first time in a decade. After getting upset at home by the Miami Dolphins on the last Sunday of the regular season, the Patriots lost their first-round bye, an advantage they have earned and enjoyed each of the past nine seasons, astonishingly. Meanwhile, the Tennessee Titans made the playoffs only once in the past decade, getting knocked out by the none other than the Patriots two years ago.
The Wild Card game between the Titans and Patriots kicks off in Foxboro, Massachusetts this Saturday, Jan 4. at 8:15 p.m. ET (7:15 CT) on CBS.
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Wild Card weekend schedule
The Titans vs. Patriots is the second of four Wild Card games this weekend. Here's the full schedule:
Saturday, Jan. 4
Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans, 4:35 p.m. ET (
Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots, 8:15 p.m. ET (
Sunday, Jan. 5
Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints, 1:05 p.m. ET (
Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles, 4:40 p.m. ET (
How to stream the NFL Wild Card games
Cord cutters can stream the Titans-Patriots game with a live-TV streaming service. Check out which services offer CBS for the Titans-Pats game as well as ABC/ESPN, Fox and NBC for the other three Wild Card games this weekend. (Note: CNET is a division of CBS.) The catch is that not every service carries every local network, so check each one using the links below to make sure it includes the channels you need for the games you want to watch.
YouTube TV costs $50 a month and includes all the channels NFL fans need to watch the playoffs: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN. Plug in your ZIP code on its welcome page to see which local networks are available in your area.
Sling TV splits its live NFL options across its $30-a-month Blue plan and $30-a-month Orange plan, which forces NFL fans into a tricky decision or encourages them to spring for both at $45 a month. Sling Blue includes NBC and Fox. Sling Orange includes ESPN. Sling TV doesn't offer ABC or CBS. Sling's packages are discounted by $10 for the first month. Enter you address here to see which local channels are available where you live.
CBS All Access costs $5.99 a month and will let you watch the Vikings-Saints Wild Card game on Sunday afternoon if you live in one of these 206 markets where the service offers live TV. It makes for a good add-on for Sling TV subscribers, who don't get CBS.