Find out what time the playoff game is today so you can make sure you don’t miss a second of the action!
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What time is the playoff game today?
The playoff game is today at 4:00pm.
How to catch the game if you can’t be there in person
If you can’t be there in person to watch the game, there are a few ways you can still catch all the action.
One option is to find a bar or restaurant that will be showing the game. This is a great way to catch the game with friends and add to the atmosphere of the game by being around other fans.
Another option is to watch the game at home on your television. If you have cable, you can most likely find the game on one of the ESPN channels. If you don’t have cable, you can still watch the game by finding a live stream online.
You can also listen to the game on the radio. This is a great option if you’re driving or doing something where you can’t have the TV on. You can usually find your local team’s station by looking up their schedule online or by searching for their station number on your car radio.
A history of the playoffs
The playoff game today is a much-anticipated event. It is the culmination of a long season of play and the winner will take home the championship trophy. But how did the playoffs come to be?
The playoffs began in 1892 when the National League (NL) and American Association (AA) came to an agreement to hold a postseason series to determine which team would be the “champion of baseball.” The first World Series was played between the Boston Beaneaters (now the Atlanta Braves) and the Cincinnati Reds, with Boston winning five games to three.
The AA collapsed after the 1891 season, but the playoffs continued between the NL and newly formed American League (AL). In 1903, the World Series was expanded to include eight teams, four from each league. This format continued until 1969, when both leagues were split into two divisions each.
The current format of four Divisional Series, two League Championship Series, and one World Series began in 1995. The playoff game today is sure to be an exciting event!
The teams playing in today’s game
Today’s big game is between the [home team] and the [away team]. The game is scheduled to start at [time], and will be televised on [network].
The players to watch in today’s game
The game will be played at a neutral site. The teams will be announced closer to the game.
The key matchups in today’s game
Today’s game is between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors. The game will be played at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. The following are key matchups in today’s game:
-The Lakers’ frontline of Anthony Davis and LeBron James against the Warriors’ Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.
-The Lakers’ perimeter defenders, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Danny Green, against the Warriors’ Splash Brothers, Stephen Curry and Splash Mountain, Klay Thompson.
-The Lakers bench against the Warriors bench. The Lakers have a significant advantage in this department, as they have Kyle Kuzma, Alex Caruso, Talen Horton-Tucker, and Markieff Morris while the Warriors will be relying on Eric Paschall, Kevon Looney, and Alec Burks.
How the game will be played
Depending on the sport, playoff games can be played in a variety of ways. Here is a brief overview of how the game will be played today.
The game will be played in two halves, with each team having one chance to score in each half. The team that scores the most points in the second half will win the game. If the score is tied at the end of regulation, then overtime periods will be played until one team scores.
What the weather will be like during the game
The game is set to start at 4:00 PM EST, and the weather forecast suggests that it will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. The temperature is expected to be in the low 60s, so it should be a comfortable day for football.
The importance of the game
The playoff game is one of the most important games of the season. It determines who will advance to the next round and who will be eliminated. It is a must-win game for both teams.
The predictions for who will win
The playoffs are always a tough battle, but this year’s games look to be especially competitive.
ESPN analysts break down who they think will win each game:
Wild Card weekend:
Saturday, Jan. 4
Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans, 4:35 p.m. ET on ESPN/ABC
The Bills have been one of the most pleasant surprises in the NFL this season. First-year head coach Sean McDermott has done an outstanding job of turning around a team that was 9-7 last season and hasn’t made the playoffs since 1999. Buffalo’s defense has been a big reason for its success, ranking second in the NFL in points allowed (17.6) and fourth in yards allowed (302.6). The Bills will have their hands full with a Texans offense that features two of the best players in the NFL in quarterback Deshaun Watson and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. The Texans finished 11-5 this season, but they’re just 2-3 in their past five games. I think Houston’s struggles down the stretch will continue Saturday against Buffalo’s stout defense. Bills win, 20-16.
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints, 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN/ABC
These teams met twice during the regular season, with each winning on its home field; I expect the same thing to happen Saturday night in New Orleans. The Panthers have one of the best running backs in the NFL in Christian McCaffrey, who had 1,098 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns this season to go along with 81 catches for 651 yards and four touchdowns receiving. But Carolina’s quarterback play has been inconsistent all season; Cam Newton threw just 19 touchdown passes compared to 14 interceptions during the regular season, and he didn’t look good at all against Atlanta last week, completing just 16 of 29 passes for 145 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in a 22-10 loss to the Falcons. The Saints’ offense is much more balanced than Carolina’s; they ranked seventh in rushing (125) and ninth in passing (233) during the regular season behind quarterback Drew Brees, who threw for 3,992 yards and 32 touchdowns with just five interceptions during the regular season. I think Brees will make enough plays Saturday night to lead New Orleans to victory at home. Saints win 27-20.”