The AFC Wild Card Game
When: January 7th, 1:05 p.m. EST
Where: EverBank Field in Jacksonville Florida
Get ready for NFL playoff football! The 2018 post-season has officially started.
The Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars will kick things off EverBank Field in Jacksonville Florida.
It’s an interesting match-up that features two teams that haven’t made it to the playoffs in quite a while. Jacksonville’s playoff drought lasted over haven’t made it to the post-season since 1999.
What To Expect From The Jacksonville Jaguars In The Playoffs
Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone and the rest of the team are not content with simply making it to the post-season. They finished three spots ahead of the Bills as the AFC’s No. 3 seed, and they look to use their home field advantage to propel them to the next round of the post-season.
Marrone will look to the Jaguar’s No. 1 ranked defense in virtually every category that matters like forced fumbles, sacks, interceptions, and yards allowed per game to stifle the Bills’ offense. It’s a defense that has been proven to be good enough to stop some of the best offenses in the league right in their tracks.
We’re talking about a defense that held the Baltimore Ravens to only 7 points in week three, then picked off five of Ben Roethlisberger’s passes a couple of weeks later. Jacksonville’s defense even managed to outlast the Seattle Seahawk’s defense – which has been one of the toughest defenses in the NFL for a few years – when the two teams collided late in the 2017 season.
What To Expect From The Buffalo Bills In The Playoffs
Bills head coach Sean McDermott realizes his team will have their work cut out for them when they begin their post-season run on Sunday. They’ll need their running game to be effective if they want to stand a chance against the pressure Jacksonville’s defenders bring on each play.
How healthy LeSean McCoy is will likely have an impact on the outcome of this contest. His status is currently listed as “day to day” as he looks to recover from an ankle sprain he suffered during the Bills’ final game of the season.
McCoy has been a key part of the Bills offense throughout the 2017 season, as he makes it easy for quarterback Tyrod Taylor to do what he’s paid to do: manage the game. Taylor will definitely have his hands full going against the best defense in the league in hostile territory.
The Jaguars will be the favorites heading into this NFL Wild Card contest.
How To Stream The 2018 NFL Playoffs: AFC Wild Card Game
Although the game is on CBS there are still ways to watch the game if you’re a cord-cutter. Here’s a list of options to watch without a cable subscription.
DirecTV NOW offers CBS as a part of their base package, “Live A Little.” This package has over 60 channels for $35/month with the option to add movie channels for and additional $5 to $8 per month.
If you want to sample it before subscribing, they offer a FREE TRIAL.
CBS All Access
CBS All Access offers live streaming of news, special events, and sports. You can even stream the NFL live on CBS. Not all mobile users have access to live games. Subscribers with Verizon Wireless as a mobile career can watch NFL games live on their phones due to an agreement between Verizon and the NFL. There is no additional cost to stream live TV.
CBS All Access also offers over 8,500 episodes of on-demand content to its users. Subscribers can keep up on current shows without having to pay huge cable TV bills.
CBS All Access offers a free trial. Give them a try.
Hulu With Live TV
Hulu With Live TV includes CBS in the available lineup of channels. They offer over 50 channels at $39.99/month. Give them a try, they offer a free trial if you’re curious about the service.
YouTube TV includes CBS in addition to over 50 other channels for $35/month. You get the major networks CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX, plus more. You also get 5 ESPN channels, 3 FOX Sports Channels, and CBS Sports. It’s a great package for the sports fan.
Now that you know your options get prepared for the game.
The Bills and Jaguars square off on January 7th, 2018. The game is scheduled to start at 1:05 EST and it will be broadcast on CBS.