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What’s On This Weekend In TV Sports (Jan. 8-Jan. 10)

Josh Allen (17) of the Buffalo Bills during a regular season game (Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images)
The Buffalo Bills and quarterback Josh Allen (L) will look to defeat the Indianapolis Colts in an NFL playoff game this weekend. (Image credit: ESPN)

The National Football League’s six post-season games kick off this weekend’s lineup of live sports programming. 

The expanded first round of the NFL Playoffs will feature three games each on Saturday and Sunday. CBS will air the Jan. 9 Indianapolis Colts-Buffalo Bills game, followed by the Fox’s Los Angeles Rams-Seattle Seahawks telecast and NBC's Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Washington Team broadcast. 

On Jan. 10, CBS will team with kids-targeted network Nickelodeon and streaming service Prime Video to deliver the Chicago Bears-New Orleans Saints game; ESPN and ABC will air the Baltimore Ravens-Tennessee Titans matchup, and NBC will telecast the primetime Cleveland Browns-Pittsburgh Steelers game. 

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Several games featuring top 10-ranked college basketball teams will hit the airwaves on Saturday including second-ranked Baylor against TCU (ESPN), fourth-ranked Texas taking on 14th-ranked West Virginia (ESPN) and seventh-ranked Creighton hosting St. John’s (FS1). On Sunday The Big Ten Network will telecast live coverage of fifth-ranked Iowa hosting 16th-ranked Minnesota.

Also, the Golf Channel will offer full coverage of the PGA 2021 Tournament of Champions, from first and second round coverage Jan. 8 through final round coverage on Jan. 10. 

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.