What channel is Patriots vs. Bills on today? Time, TV schedule for NFL wild-card playoff game

Written By Dani Mohr
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The Bills will rematch the Patriots in the first round of the NFL's wild-card games on Saturday night. 

During the teams' last meeting in Gillette Stadium, the Bills recorded a 33-21 win that helped push them to the top of the AFC East. Buffalo went on to win the next two games against the Falcons and the Jets to clinch the division as the No. 3 playoff seed for the second consecutive year. 

On the other hand, back-to-back losses against the Colts and the Bills with the Chargers' 35-32 loss to the Raiders pushed New England down to the No. 6 playoff seed. The Patriots finished 10-7 at second in the AFC East. Star running back Damien Harris, who leads New England with 929 total rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns, is currently listed as questionable for the wild-card matchup with a hamstring injury. Wide reciever Jakobi Meyers, who leads the team with 83 catches for 866 yards, is also questionable with a thigh injury. Aside from Harris and Meyers, New England has also listed a couple of key defensive players as questionable including linebacker Dont'a Hightower and defensive end Lawrence Guy. 

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The rematch will take place in Buffalo, in which there will be harsh weather conditions once again. A winter storm watch and a wind chill advisory were issued through Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service, with a temperature of 7 degrees or minus 3 with windchill. 

The Patriots defeated the Bills 14-10 in Buffalo's extreme wind and cold in Week 13. Although Mac Jones completed two of three passes for 19 yards, the Patriots' offense was dominant on the ground. Harris rushed on 10 carries for 111 yards with a touchdown. Josh Allen completed 15 of 30 passes for 130 yards with a touchdown but couldn't get momentum to take away the Patriots' lead. 

Here's everything you need to know to watch the Bills vs. Patriots game on Saturday night including kickoff time, TV channels and a full NFL playoff 2022 schedule.

MORE: Watch Patriots vs. Bills live with fuboTV (free trial)

What channel is Patriots vs. Bills on today?

  • TV channel (national): CBS
  • TV channel (Boston): WBZ 4 
  • TV channel (Buffalo): WIVB
  • Live stream: Paramount +, fuboTV

Patriots vs. Bills will air nationally on CBS at 8:15 p.m ET. Ian Eagle and Charles Davis will call the game from the booth while Evan Washburn reports from the sidelines. 

In Canada, viewers can watch Patriots vs. Bills with a subscription to DAZN, which includes every NFL game.

Patriots vs. Bills start time

  • Date: Saturday, Jan. 15
  • Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. ET. 

The NFL's second wild-card game on Saturday will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET from Bills Stadium in Orchard Park, NY. 

NFL playoff schedule 2022

Wild-card round

Saturday, Jan. 15

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
Raiders vs. Bengals 4:35 p.m. ET NBC Peacock, fuboTV
Patriots vs. Bills 8:15 p.m. ET CBS Paramount+, fuboTV

Sunday, Jan. 16

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
Eagles vs. Buccaneers 1:05 p.m. ET Fox fuboTV
49ers vs. Cowboys 4:40 p.m. ET CBS, Nickelodeon Paramount+, Amazon Prime, fuboTV
Steelers vs. Chiefs 8:15 p.m. ET NBC Peacock, fuboTV

Monday, Jan. 17

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
Cardinals vs. Rams 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN ESPN App, fuboTV

Divisional round

Saturday, Jan. 22

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
AFC Divisional Round TBA TBA fuboTV
NFC Divisional Round TBA TBA fuboTV

Sunday, Jan. 23

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
AFC Divisional Round TBA TBA fuboTV
NFC Divisional Round TBA TBA fuboTV

Conference championships

Sunday, Jan. 30

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
AFC Championship Game 3:05 p.m. ET CBS Paramount+, fuboTV
NFC Championship Game 6:40 p.m. ET Fox Fox Sports app, fuboTV

Super Bowl 56

Sunday, Feb. 13

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
Super Bowl 56 6:30 p.m. ET NBC NBC Sports app, fuboTV

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