This weekend, cord cutters can watch the return of Saturday NFL football. With the playoffs starting a few weeks from now, this weekend will set the tone for back-to-back days of professional gridiron action. With 2 games on the docket, it’s going to be double the fun as both games will surely have playoff seeding implications for two teams.
Neither game will have any fans in attendance; however, here’s a breakdown on where and how to watch the NFL doubleheader on Saturday, December 19, 2020.
The Games – Start Times and Channel
|Game||Kickoff Time||TV Channel|
|Buffalo Bills at Denver Broncos||4:30 p.m. ET||NFL Network|
|Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers||8:15 p.m. ET||NFL Network|
The early game is an AFC showdown that will kickoff at 4:30 PM on NFL Network when the Buffalo Bills (10-3) travel to Empower Field at Mile High to take on the Denver Broncos (5-8). Buffalo is currently the 3rd seed in the AFC playoff picture and is in need of a win to remain ahead of the Dolphins in a tight AFC East. The Broncos all but eliminated from the playoffs, but are looking to be a spoiler in Buffalo’s season.
The primetime game is an NFC matchup that will kickoff at 8:15 PM on NFL Network when the Carolina Panthers travel to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers. The Packers have been dominating the NFC so far this season and are currently the No. 1 overall seed if the playoffs started today. Carolina’s playoff hopes are a whisper in the wind, but most of the team’s losses are by one touchdown or less, so they’ll be looking to get a win on the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field.
How to watch the NFL Doubleheader
Since fans won’t be able to attend the games, the NFL offers a few different ways fans can watch the NFL Network broadcast.
Both games will be available to stream through NFL digital properties such as NFL.com, the NFL app, and the digital properties of the respective teams. Plus, fans can watch the game on their phones via the Yahoo Sports app.
Cord cutters who live in the local markets of Saturday’s competing teams’ can watch the game using an antenna. Local stations that will be broadcasting the game include WKBW in Buffalo, KMGH in Denver, WSOC in Charlotte, WLUK in Green Bay, and WITI in Milwaukee. AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to see if these channels are available in your area with an antenna.
Most of the major subscription live TV streaming services carry NFL Network, so fans can watch the game from anywhere.
- fuboTV offers NFL Network in their Family package for $65/mo.
- Hulu + Live TV includes NFL Network for only $65/mo.
- Sling TV includes NFL Network with their Blue package for only $30/mo.
- Youtube TV has NFL Network for only $65/mo.
- Vidgo offers NFL Network for only $40/mo.; however, new and returning subscribers can take advantage of their $10/mo. special.
Our predictions: There will be an upset that will have everyone talking.
The early game will prove if the Buffalo Bills are as real as their record indicates and if they’ll continue the trend of divisional first-place teams beating the Broncos. Outside of their first two games of the season, which they lost by a combined 7 points, the Broncos have been blown out at least once by every other division leader they’ve played thus far. They lost their first game against the Chiefs by 27 points and lost against the Saints by 28 points. The Bills will continue this trend as they stampede Mile High with a 31-17 victory.
The late game will be an upset under the bright lights of primetime. Unlike the Bills, the Packers aren’t as good as their record indicates. They’ve played a lot of bad teams this season, and their 3 losses are from 2 teams with a legit shot at the playoffs and 1 team that’s on the fringe from not making it. In those games, the Packers lost by an average of 12.3 points, with one of those games being a 28-point blowout. As mentioned earlier, the Panthers have lost 7 of 9 games by 8 points or fewer and this has all the makings of a trap game for the Packers. The Panthers show ice in their veins with a 24-21 win on a frozen field in Green Bay.
How to Watch Your Favorite NFL Team
- How to watch the Buffalo Bills
- How to watch the Miami Dolphins
- How to watch the New England Patriots
- How to watch the New York Jets
- How to watch the Las Vegas Raiders
- How to watch the Kansas City Chiefs
- How to watch the Denver Broncos
- How to watch the Los Angeles Chargers
- How to watch the Cleveland Browns
- How to watch the Baltimore Ravens
- How to watch the Cincinnati Bengals
- How to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers
- How to watch the Jacksonville Jaguars
- How to watch the Tennessee Titans
- How to watch the Houston Texans
- How to watch the Indianapolis Colts
- How to watch the Washington Football Team
- How to watch the Philadelphia Eagles
- How to watch the Dallas Cowboys
- How to watch the New York Giants
- How to watch the Los Angeles Rams
- How to watch the Seattle Seahawks
- How to watch the Arizona Cardinals
- How to watch the San Francisco 49ers
- How to watch the Chicago Bears
- How to watch the Minnesota Vikings
- How to watch the Green Bay Packers
- How to watch the Detroit Lions