How to watch this weekend’s NFL Conference Championships: Who’s in, kickoff times


Leo Chenal #54 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates during an NFL divisional round playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium on January 21, 2024 in Orchard Park, New York. 

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The 2024 NFL Conference Championships are here, with two top-tier games being played this weekend. Four teams have come this far, and none wants to go home without punching a ticket to compete in Super Bowl LVIII.  Regardless of which teams win the AFC Championship Game and the NFC Championship Game, NFL Championship Weekend will be a total win for fans.

Keep reading to learn which teams are competing in the NFL Conference Championships, when the games start and how to watch each game this weekend.

Note: CBS Essentials and Paramount+ are both subsidiaries of Paramount.

How and when to watch the 2024 NFL Conference Championships

The AFC Championship Game starts things off this weekend; it will be followed by the NFC Championship Game. Both games will be played on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024.

AFC Championship Game:

  • Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens, 3:00 p.m. ET Sunday (12:00 p.m. PT), airs on CBS

NFC Championship Game:

  • Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers, 6:30 p.m. ET Sunday (3:30 p.m. PT), airs on Fox

How to stream the NFL Conference Championships without cable

Sunday’s NFL Conference Championship games will air on Fox and CBS. While most cable packages include CBS and Fox, it’s easy to watch the AFC Championship Game and the NFC Championship Game if CBS or Fox aren’t included in your cable subscription, or if you don’t have cable at all. Your best options for watching are below.

Stream the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens game on Paramount + 

If you don’t have a cable TV package that includes CBS, you can stream the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens game through a subscription to Paramount+. Not only can you watch the 2024 AFC Championship Game and the 2024 Super Bowl with a Paramount+ subscription, the streamer also offers access to top-tier soccer like the Champions League live and SEC college football games as well. And, of course, you get on-demand access to popular shows such as “Survivor” and “NCIS.” 

A subscription to Paramount + is $5.99 per month. Bundle Paramount+ and Showtime for just $11.99 per month. Live NFL games are available to stream on all Paramount+ tiers.

Get Paramount+ as part of Walmart+ and watch NFL football

You can also watch the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens game with a subscription to Walmart+. The shopping subscription service includes access to the Paramount+ Essentials tier, a $60 per year value.

Walmart+ subscribers also get discounts on gasoline at Mobil and Exxon stations, access to special members-only deals, same-day home delivery from your local store and more. 

Walmart+ costs $98 per year. Tap the button below to learn all the benefits of Walmart+, and to start your 30-day free trial.

Why we like Walmart+:

  • Walmart+ members get access to CBS-aired NFL games through the Paramount+ streaming service, including the 2024 Super Bowl.
  • You can get groceries delivered to your home quickly — sometimes same day —  without paying Instacart-like markups.
  • Walmart+ members get early access to Walmart’s deals during Black Friday and members-only sale events.
  • You can make returns from home — Walmart will pick them up for you. (Restrictions apply; must be present for pickup.)

Stream the Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers game on Sling TV for half price

If you don’t have cable TV that includes Fox, one of the most cost-effective ways to stream the Lions vs. Niners game is through a subscription to Sling TV. The streamer offers access to the NFL Network, local NBC, Fox and ABC affiliates (where available) and ESPN with its Orange + Blue Tier plan. Also worth noting: Sling TV comes with 50 hours of cloud-based DVR recording space included, perfect for recording all the season’s top NFL matchups.

Note that Sling TV does not include CBS, so you won’t be able to watch the Chiefs vs. Ravens game via the streaming service.

That plan normally costs $60 per month, but the streamer is currently offering a 50% off promotion for your first month, so you’ll pay just $30. You can learn more by tapping the button below.

Top features of Sling TV Orange + Blue tier:

  • There are 46 channels to watch in total, including local NBC, Fox and ABC affiliates (where available).
  • You get access to most local NFL games and nationally broadcast games at the lowest price.
  • All subscription tiers include 50 hours of cloud-based DVR storage.

Stream the NFL Conference Championships free with FuboTV

You can watch the AFC Championship Game and the NFC Championship Game on FuboTV. FuboTV is a sports-centric streaming service that offers access to almost every NFL game of the season. Packages include CBS, Fox Sunday NFC games via “NFL on Fox”, NBC (Sunday Night Football), ESPN (Monday Night Football), NFL Network and more, so you’ll be able to watch more than just today’s games, all without a cable subscription.

To watch Championship Weekend without cable, start a seven-day free trial of Fubo. You can begin watching immediately on your TV, phone, tablet or computer. In addition to college football, you’ll have access to NFL football, FuboTV offers MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and international soccer games. FuboTV Pro Tier is priced at $80 per month after your free seven-day trial.

Top features of FuboTV Pro Tier:

  • There are no contracts with FuboTV — you can cancel at any time.
  • The Pro tier includes 169 channels, including NFL Network. (You’ll need to upgrade to Ultimate for NFL RedZone.)
  • FuboTV includes all the channels you’ll need to watch college and pro football, including CBS (not available through Sling TV).
  • All tiers come with 1,000 hours of cloud-based DVR recording.
  • Stream on your TV, phone and other devices.

Watch the NFL Conference Championships on Hulu + Live TV

You can watch the NFL, including the NFL Network, with Hulu + Live TV. The bundle features access to 90 channels, including both CBS and Fox. Unlimited DVR storage is also included. Watch every game on every network with Hulu + Live TV, plus catch live NFL preseason games, exclusive live regular season games, popular studio shows (including NFL Total Access and the Emmy-nominated show Good Morning Football) and lots more.

Hulu + Live TV comes bundled with ESPN+ and Disney+. It’s priced at $77.

Watch the NFL Conference Championships on your phone with NFL+

If you want to catch the NFL Conference Championships on your phone or tablet, check out NFL+. The premium streaming service is $7 per month, but NFL+ is currently offering annual subscriptions at 60% off the regular rate. You’ll pay just $20 for a yearly subscription.

NFL+ offers access to the NFL Network. And yes, that includes games being broadcast out-of-market. To boost your NFL experience even further, you can upgrade to NFL+ Premium with NFL RedZone ($15 per month; $40 per year) and watch up to eight NFL games simultaneously. You can also rewatch previously aired games with NFL+ Premium. A seven-day, free trial is available.

Top features of NFL+:

  • You get access to all NFL preseason games, including those that are out of market.
  • NFL+ lets you watch stream local and primetime regular season games on your phone or tablet, but not your TV.
  • It includes the NFL Network (and NFL RedZone with NFL+ Premium), so it’s a good option for those who are looking to stream football on the go.

If you’re waiting for this weekend’s games to kickoff, now is a great time to check out Amazon’s NFL Fan Shop. The Amazon NFL Fan Shop is filled to the brim with officially licensed fan gear. You’ll find jerseys, hats, flags, T-shirts, hoodies and more so you can properly rep your favorite team. There are plenty of great deals live at Amazon, too, including big deals on soundbars and TVs for watching football.

Tap the button below to head directly to the NFL Fan Shop page on Amazon and select your favorite team.

What to know about the 2024 NFL conference championships

No. 43 Detroit Lions Jake McQuaide

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Expect two stellar games of Sunday football starting with the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens AFC Championship Game. It will be followed by the Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers NFC Championship Game.

The defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs hope to win back-to-back Super Bowl victories, but they’ll have to get past Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens this weekend, first. The last football franchise to win back-to-back Super Bowl championships was the New England Patriots, who won the Super Bowl in both the 2003 and 2004 seasons.

This is the Chiefs sixth straight year appearing in the AFC Championship Game. Sunday’s game will be the first-ever AFC Championship Game played at M&T Bank Stadium.

Later on Sunday, the Detroit Lions face the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game. Sunday’s game marks the Lions’ first appearance in the NFC Championships since 1992. Levi’s Stadium will play host to Sunday’s showdown.



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