What channel is Bears vs. Saints on today? Time, TV schedule for NFL wild-card playoff game



The Bears and Saints play in the NFC’s final wild-card game of the weekend on Sunday, Jan. 10.

Chicago will travel to New Orleans for a matchup between the NFC’s No. 2 seed and the No. 7-seeded Bears. The game will be broadcast all over the place at 4:40 p.m. ET, including CBS, Nickelodeon and Amazon Prime Video as the NFL gets its product in front of as many eyes as possible.

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The Saints are led by Drew Brees, who according to reports could be in his final season in the NFL. He missed time in the middle of the year with 11 fractured ribs and a collapsed lung, but he won’t be missing this playoff game. New Orleans will be hoping it can get Alvin Kamara (COVID) and Michael Thomas (injury) back for Sunday’s game.

Chicago made the postseason despite a Week 17 loss because the Cardinals also lost, keeping the Bears in the No. 7 spot in the expanded playoff bracket. Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and coach Matt Nagy could both be playing for their futures in Chicago.

Below is all the info you need to watch Bears vs. Saints on Sunday, including the TV channels and kickoff time.

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What channel is Bears vs. Saints on today?

  • TV channel (national): CBS | Nickelodeon
  • TV channel (Chicago): WBBM
  • TV channel (New Orleans): WWL
  • Live stream: Amazon Prime Video | CBS All Access

The NFL has an expansive broadcast plan for this game. It starts with the main CBS broadcast, which will be called by the top CBS team of Jim Nantz and Tony Romo.

On Nickelodeon, there’ll be a kid-centric broadcast with Ian Eagle’s son, Noah, on the play-by-play call. And after the NFL experienced success with its Amazon Prime-exclusive broadcast of 49ers-Cardinals and Week 16, Bears vs. Saints will also be viewable on Amazon Prime Video.

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Bears vs. Saints start time

  • Date: Sunday, Jan. 10
  • Start time: 4:40 p.m. ET

Bears vs. Saints will be the second of three wild-card games taking place Sunday, with three having already been played Saturday.

The mid-afternoon Sunday time will lead right into the nightcap between the Steelers and Browns, but you won’t want to miss Romo’s expertise on the quarterback position describing Brees and Trubisky’s play.

NFL playoff schedule: Wild-card round

Below is the full NFL wild-card playoff schedule for 2021, complete with TV channels and live stream links.

Saturday, Jan. 9

Matchup Start time TV channel
Colts at Bills 1:05 p.m. ET CBS
Rams at Seahawks 4:40 p.m. ET Fox
Buccaneers at Washington  8:15 p.m. ET NBC

Sunday, Jan. 10

Matchup Start time TV channel
Ravens at Titans 1:05 p.m. ET ESPN/ABC
Bears at Saints 4:40 p.m. ET CBS/Nickelodeon/Amazon Prime
Browns at Steelers 8:15 p.m. ET NBC


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