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Patriots vs Bills live stream: How to watch NFL Playoffs Wild Card game online

Mac Jones and Josh Allen will face off in the Patriots vs Bills live stream
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The Patriots vs Bills live stream is almost here, and it catches two AFC East rivals that spilt their regular season series with each team winning on the others' turf. However, this NFL live stream will count for more than just bragging rights in the division. 

The Patriots vs Bills channel, start time

The Patriots vs Bills live stream airs tonight Saturday (Jan. 15).
Time — 8.15 p.m. ET / 5.15 p.m. PT / 1.15 a.m. GMT
• U.S. — Watch on CBS via Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) or Paramount Plus (opens in new tab)• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports NFL (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab) 

The Patriots (10-7) are back in the postseason after taking a year to adjust to the post-Brady era. Rookie quarterback Mac Jones has been a big part of the Pats getting back to this point. After beating out veteran quarterback and former MVP Cam Newton in training camp, then struggling through a 2-4 start, Jones helped lead New England on a seven-game winning streak. He was aided in that effort by running back Damien Harris, who finished second in the league with 15 rushing touchdowns and tight end Hunter Henry who’s nine touchdowns put him in a four-way tie for most in the NFL at the position.

Bill Belichick’s defense was also a huge part of the Patriots’ success this season. Linebacker Matthew Judon led that charge with a career high 12.5 sacks. As a team, New England allowed just 17.8 points-per-game on average, good enough for second best in the NFL, second only to their opponent in this matchup. 

The Bills (11-6) were the best team in the NFL at keeping their opponents out of the endzone allowing just 17 points-per-game. Sean McDermott, a defensive-minded head coach also assembled a unit and a game plan that led to Buffalo being in a two-way tie for third in the league forcing 30 turnovers. Who were they tied with? None-other-then the New England Patriots. Safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer each came up with five interceptions on the season for the Bills.

As an offense, Buffalo had another stellar year scoring 28.4 points-per-game, third most in the league. Quarterback Josh Allen threw 36 touchdowns for his second-straight 30-touchdown season, but also threw 15 interceptions as his passer rating dipped from 107.2 a year ago to 92.2. If there was a breakout season on the Bills' offense, it was with tight end Dawson Knox who caught nine touchdowns, more than he had in his first two years combined.  

The Bills are 5-point favorites against the Patriots. The over/under is 43.

So, who wins this leg of the race to Super Bowl 2022?

Patriots vs Bills Inactives: 

Patriots: Jarrett Stidham (QB), J.J. Taylor (RB), Kristian Wilkerson (WR), Devin Asiasi (TE), Isaiah Wynn (T), Carl Davis (DT), Chase Winovich (DE)

Bills: Matt Breida (RB), Marquez Stevenson (WR), Tommy Sweeney (TE), Bobby Hart (OL), Efe Obada (DE), Eli Ankou (DT), Joe Giles-Harris (LB)


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Patriots vs Bills live streams in the US

In the U.S., the Patriots vs Bills live stream is going to be broadcast on CBS, which is available with most cable packages and on one of our favorite streaming services: fuboTV

The game starts at 8.15 p.m. ET / 5.15 p.m. PT tonight, Saturday (Jan. 15) 

You can get your local CBS network's NFL games via Paramount Plus, if you want.

The NFL game broadcast rights have stayed similar season over season. CBS gets AFC games on Sunday afternoons, FOX has the NFC games, NBC has Sunday Night Football and some Thursday night football, while ESPN has Monday Night Football. Amazon Prime Video has some Thursday Night Football games, while the NFL Network will continue to offer a bunch of games throughout the year. 

So, that makes it really easy to recommend where cord-cutters should turn to watch the NFL season: Fubo TV. Built for all things sports, Fubo has all three of those local broadcasters, plus ESPN and NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

Sling TV doesn't have CBS (not without AirTV at least), so while that's one of our favorite services, it's not ideal for football fans.

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Fubo.TV (opens in new tab): One of the best streaming services with FOX, and the top pick for watching all of the 2021 NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right network channels and the two cable channels you don't want to go without. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab) so you don't need to pay up front.

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Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) combines what used to be CBS All Access with even more content from the deep ViacomCBS vault. Get access to Survivor and Big Brother episodes, as well as originals like Star Trek: Picard and The Good Fight. And more great stuff is on the way, including Frasier and Criminal Minds revivals.

NFL Sunday Ticket: This game is not included in NFL Sunday Ticket (opens in new tab), which is available even if you don't have DirecTV. For more details check out our guide on How to get NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV.

Patriots vs Bills live streams for free

If you just want to watch on your phone, the Yahoo Sports app for iOS (opens in new tab) and Android (opens in new tab) gives away every NFL game that's broadcast in your local TV market to your smartphone or tablet for free

Yes, that includes Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football. You can also sign into your NFL Game Pass subscription and stream it from the Yahoo app.

With one of our best TV antenna picks you can watch live for free if — and only if — your local CBS affiliate is showing Patriots vs Bills.

Patriots vs Bills live streams in the UK

American football fans across the pond can watch Patriots vs Bills on Sky Sports (opens in new tab), the typical home to more than 100 live games per NFL season. 

The Patriots vs Bills live stream starts at (yawn) 1.15 a.m. GMT Sunday morning.

Americans abroad could just use the service of their choice, provided they log in via a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

Patriots vs Bills live streams in Canada

Get in, folks, we're going to Da Zone. Or to be more specific, Canadian football fans will need DAZN (opens in new tab) to watch Patriots vs Bills live streams in Canada. 

DAZN is also the home of live Champions League soccer games. 

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Marc is a contributing sportswriter at Tom’s Guide covering the NFL, NBA and MLB as well as various other leagues. He is a graduate of Temple University where he studied Broadcasting and Journalism. Marc’s previous stops include the Trenton Times and NBC Sports Philadelphia. He also worked on the production crew of NBC Sunday Night Football for 11 seasons. When not working, Marc is probably sipping his next espresso to get him ready for more work.