How To: Watch Saturday's 2012 Wild Card Doubleheader Football Games Online

Watch Saturday's 2012 Wild Card Doubleheader Football Games Online

How to Watch Saturday's 2012 Wild Card Doubleheader Football Games Online

The NFL is one of the most popular sports leagues on the planet. Millions of people tune in every week to see their favorite teams go head to head. I mean, even Jets fans still turn on their TV to watch their team play, even after this:

And as online video continues to become more and more popular the NFL has made sure to include streaming to help bolster their fan base even more. It used to be impossible to watch any major sporting event without a television and cable contract, but these last few years, the Super Bowl and even the Olympics have been available online.

According to the NFL communications page, "Last year's live stream of the Super Bowl in the United States attracted 2.1 million users, making it the most-watched, single-game sports event ever online." And this year will be no different. Not only will the Super Bowl be live streamed, but so will the Wild Card games.

This season's Wild Card race is as tight as ever with so many teams still in the hunt. So the games are set to be pretty epic. The Wild Card Playoff Games will air in a double header on January 5th on NBC. First, it's the AFC with the Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans at 4:30 p.m. ET. Then you can watch NFC's Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers at 8 p.m. ET.

Both of these games will also be available for live streaming online and on your Verizon smartphone.

Where to Watch Online

NBCsports.com (NFC and AFC Wild Card)
NFL.com (All Games)

Smartphone

You must have a Verizon smartphone, since the NFL Mobile application only supports Verizon phones.

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You can download the NFL Mobile app here:

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