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How to watch NFL in the UK | Playoff fixtures on TV, Sky Sports, Channel 5 and more

Your guide to watching the NFL 2020 season live on Sky Sports, BBC, Channel 5 and NFL Gamepass

NFL Cleveland Browns

There’s nowhere to hide in the NFL with just eight teams remaining in the hunt for the Super Bowl as the playoffs hit the Divisional Round.


Reigning champions Kansas City Chiefs and NFC top dogs Green Bay Packers received a bye through the wildcard round, but they’re being called to action this weekend against stern opposition.

The Chiefs will go into battle against the surprise package of the post-season, Cleveland Browns, who have enjoyed their best campaign since 1994.

Aaron Rodgers will lead the Packers against the LA Rams, but the most spicy encounter of the weekend looks set to go down in New Orleans as Drew Brees’ Saints go up against Tom Brady’s swashbuckling Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

RadioTimes.com has rounded up all the upcoming fixtures on TV with UK start times and broadcast details so you don’t miss any of the games that are being shown on this side of the pond.

How to watch NFL in the UK

Sky Sports will show live coverage of games on their dedicated Sky Sports NFL channel and online via the SkyGo app.

NOW TV boast a Sky Sports day pass for £9.99 or a month pass for £33.99 without needing a contract.

NFL Gamepass is one of the most popular ways for UK NFL fans to soak up the action, with almost every game broadcast live on the service which can be viewed on a range of devices.

Channel 5 will broadcast the live Monday Night Football game each week in a major boost for fans wanting to watch free-to-air NFL games.

BBC will only be showing the Super Bowl live this season due to a lack of international games, but the ever-popular trio of Mark Chapman, Jason Bell and Osi Umenyiora will be back with an extended Saturday night slot for The NFL Show.

NFL fixtures on TV

All UK time. Provisional dates. Channels TBC.

Wild card round

Saturday 16th January

LA Rams @ Green Bay Packers (9:35pm) Sky Sports NFL / NOW TV

Sunday 17th January

Baltimore Ravens @ Buffalo Bills (1:15am) Sky Sports NFL / NOW TV

Cleveland Browns @ Kansas City Chiefs (8:05pm) Sky Sports NFL / NOW TV


Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints (11:40pm) Sky Sports NFL / NOW TV

If you’re looking for something else to watch check out our TV Guide.