NFL Football Saturday TV Schedule: Are there any playoff games today?
After back-to-back weekends of crowded football, NFL fans will have to wait another 24 hours to get a taste of the playoffs this time around. There are no matches scheduled for Saturday January 29. Instead, both conference championship games will take place on Sunday, January 30.
Find out everything you need to know about this weekend’s matches below, from the TV lineup to betting spreads and match previews.
NFC Championship: Joe Burrow takes on Patrick Mahomes
Cincinnati Bengals (12-7) at the Kansas City Chiefs (14-5)
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
Dated: Sunday January 30
Place: Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, MO)
Blanket: CBS or Paramount Plus
Spread: Kansas City Chiefs (-7)
Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs enter Conference Championship weekend on the heels of one of the most exhilarating wins in recent memory. Kansas City dropped 42 points in an overtime thriller against Buffalo, marking the second straight game this postseason in which they have scored 42 points. The offense now averages 37.3 points per game over its last seven games dating back to the regular season. So much for the narrative that the league had “got it” Mahomes and the Chiefs offense.
That said, if anyone wants to slow down the star quarterback, it might be the Bengals who knocked out Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill three times in the Divisional Round. In their last three games, Cincinnati has held opponents to an average of 17 points, with none eclipsing 19 points. Still, the Bengals will go as far as Joe Burrow takes them.
Kansas City has now gone over in seven of its last eight games and won 11 of its last 12 games. Their only loss over time? A 34-31 loss to the Bengals in Week 17 in which Joe Burrow scorched the Kansas City secondary for 446 passing yards and four touchdowns. Cincinnati is undefeated ATS in its last six games.
NFC West Showdown
San Francisco 49ers (12-7) at the Los Angeles Rams (14-5)
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Dated: Sunday January 30
Place: SoFi Stadium (Inglewood, CA)
Spread: Los Angeles Rams (-3.5)
After 12 years in Detroit without a playoff win, Matthew Stafford is just one game away from earning a ticket to the Super Bowl. The only thing standing between him and the big game is a San Francisco 49ers defense that limited Aaron Rodgers to 225 passing yards and zero touchdowns a week ago.
Still, the odds of Jimmy Garoppolo beating the former No. 1 pick in the box score are highly unlikely. In two playoff games this year, Stafford has amassed 568 yards through the air and four touchdowns. As for Jimmy G, he’s averaging less than 152 yards per game and hasn’t thrown for a touchdown in the same span.
As usual, expect San Francisco to rely heavily on the racing game. Rookie Elijah Mitchell wore the football 44 times in the playoffs and averaged 88 rushing yards in the Niners’ two wins over the Rams this season. All-around playmaker Deebo Samuel should also see a fair amount of use after being taken off injury report with a knee contusion.
Under bets have hit in six of San Francisco’s last seven games. Los Angeles is 6-2 ATS in its last eight games.