NFL Playoffs 2023: Schedule, Pro Bowl, Bracket and How to Watch and Stream With or Without Cable
The game for Super Bowl 57 has been set. After the Eagles dismantled a broken 49ers team on Sunday to win the NFC crown, the Chiefs finally defeated the Bengals to win the AFC title. On February 12, the two teams will meet in Arizona for the Big Game.
Although there is a break week before Super Bowl Sunday, those looking for football this weekend can spend Sunday watching the Pro Bowl. Here’s how you can watch that and the Big Game itself, with or without cable.
Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles are heading to the Super Bowl.
Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images What’s on the NFL schedule this weekend?
The Pro Bowl, otherwise known as the NFL All-Star Game, will take place this weekend. You can watch the action Sunday, February 5 at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on ABC, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Plus, and Disney XD.
The Super Bowl will take place the following Sunday, February 12.
When will the Super Bowl take place and on which channel will it be shown?
Super Bowl 57 will take place on Sunday, February 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, home of the Arizona Cardinals.
This year’s game will air on Fox, with a scheduled kickoff at 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. PT).
What does NFL support look like?
There were 14 teams in the NFL playoffs, with the Chiefs as the AFC seed and the Eagles as the NFC seed. Here’s what the full bracket looks like as we head into the Super Bowl:
Will the Super Bowl be available in 4K?
As spotted by The TV Answer Man, Fox will stream its games in 4K and that includes this year’s Super Bowl, assuming you have the right setup. To get the game in its best resolution, you’ll need a service from a company that offers 4K broadcasts (DirecTV, Dish, Comcast, Optimum, and Verizon Fios are traditional cable/satellite companies that offer 4K) or a 4K-capable plan a streaming service like YouTube TV or FuboTV.
If you don’t have a 4K set-top box but are connected to a cable or satellite provider, you can watch in 4K using the Fox Sports or Fox Now apps.
What are my streaming options for NFL games?
Paying for cable is the easiest solution, but not the cheapest. For cord cutters looking to save some cash, NFL football streaming options can get complicated, with games played on three different days and nights each week on different channels and streaming services.
All five live TV streaming services offer Fox, but keep in mind that not all services offer all local networks. So check each one using the links below to make sure they are streaming the channel in your area.
There are other streaming services that cord-cutting NFL fans should consider, especially NFL Plus.
Ahead of the season, the NFL launched a new streaming service for watching games on your phone or tablet — not streaming to your TV. For the past few years, you could do this for free with the Yahoo Sports app, but now you’ll have to pay $5 per month or $40 per season for the NFL Plus subscription. With it, you’ll be able to watch all local games on Sundays and national games on Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights as well as the playoffs and the Super Bowl – again, only on your phone or tablet.
Best for Everything: YouTube TV ($65) Sarah Tew/CNET
Our pick of the past two years remains our top pick in 2023.
At $65 a month each, YouTube TV checks all the NFL boxes. Local CBS, NBC and Fox channels are included in many markets, and ESPN and the NFL Network are also included so you can catch all the football action. The next best option is Hulu Plus Live TV ($70), which offers the same channels as YouTube TV for NFL fans but costs a bit more.
YouTube TV allows three people to watch at once while Hulu allows two live streams. Both have apps on almost all mobile devices and major streaming platforms, including Amazon Fire TV, Google TV, Roku, and Apple TV.
Aside from pricing like YouTube TV for its superior DVR with unlimited storage and the ability to skip ads. YouTube TV car also gives you the option to stream in 4K for an additional $20 per month.
Among other services, DirecTV Stream and FuboTV (both $75) offer the main broadcast channels for NFL games, but cost more than the other two. Like YouTube TV, FuboTV also offers 4K with its $80 per month Elite plan.
Sling TV’s Orange and Blue plan for $55 a month gets you ESPN and the NFL Network, and, in some major markets, Fox and/or NBC, but you’ll still miss CBS.
Budget alternative: Sling Blue ($40) or Antenna ($20 one-time) Sarah Tew/CNET
Those looking to save money might want to check out Sling Blue for $40 per month. While it lacks ESPN, which means you’ll miss Pro Bowl and ESPN coverage before the Super Bowl, in some markets you can get Fox. The catch is that these markets are mostly in major cities, so if you live outside of one of these areas, Sling Blue might not be for you.
Those looking for a cheaper option can look to get an antenna that fills those local channel gaps at no monthly cost.
For $65 a month, you’ll get all the major football channels with YouTube TV. Enter your ZIP code on the YouTube TV homepage to see which local networks are available in your area.
Read our YouTube TV review.
Sling TV’s $40-a-month blue plan includes NBC, Fox and the NFL Network, but Fox, which airs the Super Bowl, is only available in select cities. Enter your address here to see if Fox is available where you live.
Note: This version of Sling TV does not include ESPN. For that, you’ll need to upgrade to the similarly priced Orange plan or opt for the combined Orange and Blue plan for $55 per month.
Read our Sling TV review.