The Cord Cutter’s Guide to the 2017 NFL Playoffs

As always, the NFL Playoffs will be an exciting few weeks for any type of football fan. It’s the best time of the year, because only the best teams are still playing as they fight to stay alive in their quest for the Super Bowl.

We’ve got plenty of great storylines leading up into the playoffs this year as well. Can the New England Patriots stay on hot streak and close the season with a Super Bowl after starting it with Tom Brady sitting a four-game suspension? Will the Cowboys, led by a couple superstar rookies, continue to surpass everyone’s preseason expectations? Or will a team like the always-dangerous Packers or Seahawks get hot at the right time and make a run to the Super Bowl?

Regardless of which team you’re rooting for, you’ll want to watch plenty of games. Even without cable you can do this with the help of an antenna. It’s the best option out there for watching the playoffs without paying for cable.

Watch Live NFL Playoff Games with an Antenna

During the regular season, CBS and FOX own the majority of broadcast rights on Sundays. CBS airs mostly AFC games, while FOX sticks mostly to the NFC side of the house. This continue through the playoffs and up until the Super Bowl which will be broadcast by CBS.

Both NBC and ABC will also be in the mix and will broadcast a few playoff games. The best part about all of this, is you can watch every single one of these channels with just an antenna. It is one of the best tools out there for NFL fans, just like it is for other sports like the NBA.

ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC are some of the main channels people use an antenna to watch, which is why it is the best tool for NFL fans all year long. The antenna picks up these channels from their over-the-air network broadcasts and plays them on your TV in high-definition.

The best part about the antenna is the only cost will be the initial investment in buying your antenna. Watching is totally free, and you won’t need to spend a dime after day one. You can check out the reception in your area here. This will be helpful for you to know which channels you can expect to receive.

Watch More Playoff Games with Streaming Services

Like the regular season, ESPN will have some broadcast right in the playoffs. The antenna cannot give you ESPN live, but there are a few streaming services that can.

Sling TV is one from Dish Network that has ESPN live. You can find plenty of details on the service here. It only costs $20 per month and has a package of more than 30 channels to stream. There’s also a free trial too, which will be helpful to test out the service and to watch the ESPN playoff game.

AT&T’s DIRECTV NOW is another option. It’s a little more expensive at $35 per month, but does have a large channel package that includes over 60 channels. ESPN is one of the several channels that can be live streamed and there’s a weeklong free trial here as well. You can learn a little more here.

Lastly, PlayStation Vue is an option that sits in between Sling TV and DIRECTV NOW in both price and the size of its channel package. The starting costs is $29.99 per month and there are about 50 channels to live stream. Overall, all three are pretty similar and choosing which one to use will be based on your preference.

Now, you have no reason to not watch every single game of the NFL Playoffs. Whether you’re a diehard or casual fan you shouldn’t miss out on what will likely be some of the best games of the year!

Chris Brantner

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Chris Brantner is on a mission – to show people just how easy it is to cut the cord and get rid of cable. His website, CutCableToday.com, offers an easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide for getting rid of cable once and for all. His cord cutting expertise has been featured in the likes of USA Today, Fortune Magazine, and Engadget.

Chris Brantner is on a mission – to show people just how easy it is to cut the cord and get rid of cable. His website, CutCableToday.com, offers an easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide for getting rid of cable once and for all. His cord cutting expertise has been featured in the likes of USA Today, Fortune Magazine, and Engadget.

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