What channel is Rams vs. Cardinals today? Time, TV schedule for NFL wild-card playoff game

The Rams (12-5) will host the Cardinals (11-6) in the NFL Wild Card round on Monday at 8:15 pm ET. The game will be televised on ESPN, ABC and ESPN2 for ManningCast.

Los Angeles, which won the NFC West, is making its fourth playoff appearance in six seasons under head coach Sean McVay. Rams starting quarterback Matthew Stafford threw for the second-most touchdown passes (41) and third-most yards (4,886) this season.

Los Angeles also had the 15th-best scoring defense this regular season, allowing 21.9 points per game. His main defensive playmakers were cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who tied a team-high four interceptions along with 77 tackles, and defensive end Aaron Donald, who posted 12.5 sacks along with 84 tackles.

Arizona is making its first postseason appearance since teaming coach Kliff Kingsbury with quarterback Kyler Murray in the 2019 season. The Cardinals began the 2021 season with a 7-0 record and led the playoff race in the NFC with a 10-2 record, though they have struggled with four losses in their last five games, three of which came against non-playoff teams.

Arizona finished its regular season with the 11th-best offensive and defensive ratings. The Cardinals selected four of their players for the 2021 Pro Bowl: safety Budda Baker; running back James Conner; linebacker Chandler Jones; and Murray.

For Monday’s game, the Cardinals could return defensive end JJ Watt, who tore his biceps, labrum and rotator cuff in October. Watt was activated to return from injured reserve and practiced before the divisional playoff fight. Watt’s comeback was called “impressive” by his head coach, Cliff Kingsbury.

Monday’s game will be the third meeting between the Rams and Cardinals this season. Arizona won at Los Angeles during Week 4, 37-20, while the Rams responded with a 30-23 win at Arizona in Week 14.

Sporting News has all the information you need to watch the Rams vs. Cardinals on Monday, including TV channels and kick-off times.

What channel are Rams vs. Cardinals today?

  • television channel (national): ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 (ManningCast)
  • TV station (Arizona): ABC 15
  • TV station (Los Angeles): ABC 7
  • live broadcast: Watch ESPN, ESPN+, fuboTV

The game Rams vs. Cardinals will air nationally on Monday Night Football on ABC and ESPN. Play-by-play host Steve Levy will join hosts Brian Griese and Louis Riddick on ESPN’s main channel, while Eli and Peyton Manning will call the game on ESPN2.

You can stream the game live on WatchESPN or fuboTV, offering a free trial.

In Canada, viewers can watch Rams vs. Cardinals with a DAZN subscription, which includes all NFL games.

Rams vs Cardinals start time

  • Date: Monday, January 17
  • start time: 8:15 p.m. Eastern Time, 5:15 p.m. Pacific Time

Monday’s game between the Rams and Cardinals will kick off at 8:15 pm ET from SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. It’s projected to be 48 degrees Fahrenheit Tuesday night with wind gusts to 13 miles per hour.

This will be the final game of six wild card contests to open the NFL playoffs. Since the league expanded its postseason to 14 teams, 12 have to play in the first round. The Packers (NFC) and Titans (AFC) received first-round byes.

2022 NFL playoff schedule

divisional round

Saturday, January 22

Match start time television channel live broadcast
bengals vs titans 4:30 p.m. ET CBS supreme+, fuboTV
49ers vs. Packers 8:15 p.m. ET Fox fuboTV

Sunday, January 23

Match start time television channel live broadcast
Cardinals or Rams vs. Buccaneers 3 p.m. ET NBC Peacock, fuboTV
Bills against bosses 6:30 p.m. ET CBS supreme+, fuboTV

conference championships

Sunday, January 30

Match start time television channel live broadcast
AFC Championship Game 3:05 p.m. Eastern Time CBS supreme+, fuboTV
NFC Championship Game 6:40 p.m. ET Fox fox Sports App, fuboTV

Super Bowl 56

Sunday, February 13

Match start time television channel live broadcast
Super Bowl 56 6:30 p.m. ET NBC nbc Sports App, fuboTV