How to watch Buffalo Bills vs Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday's AFC wild-card game

ORCHARD PARK - The last time the Buffalo Bills played a home playoff game at Highmark Stadium, the only thing more miserable than the weather was the final score.

Last January in the divisional round against the Cincinnati Bengals, a steady snow fell all afternoon and the Bengals were far better-equipped to handle the elements than the Bills and the result was a resounding, season-killing 27-10 loss for Buffalo.

Sunday afternoon, if the weather forecast holds, it’s going to be another cold, snowy, windy afternoon in Orchard Park when the Bills host the Pittsburgh Steelers in a wild-card game.

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The prevalent theory is that the Bills will typically have an advantage in snowy weather, but that narrative is false based on how reliant they are on throwing the ball. Snow and wind makes that much more difficult. Plus, there won’t be any weather advantage against the Steelers who have plenty of experience playing in cold, sometimes snowy conditions.

Against the Bengals, Josh Allen completed 25 of 42 passes for 264 yards but also had an interception and led the Bills on just one touchdown drive, one that he capped with a one-yard QB sneak.

The Bills got the better of QB Joe Burrow on this play last year, but the Bengals went on to win the snowy playoff game at Highmark Stadium.
The Bills got the better of QB Joe Burrow on this play last year, but the Bengals went on to win the snowy playoff game at Highmark Stadium.

“We just got to be sound schematically and within our fundamentals,” Allen said regarding playing in inclement weather. “The wind may move the ball a little bit. Again, having the experience that I do in the stadium and knowing wind patterns, what we will expect them to be at least. Just having a good sense of that and again, just finding ways to get our playmakers the ball on the outside.

“Typically, it’s going to be, with weather like this, a game that both teams are going to run the ball and it’s going to be very possession-limited so we got to make these possessions count.”

Here’s the broadcast and betting information for Bills vs. Steelers:

What time is the Bills vs Steelers game?

Date: Sunday, Jan. 14

Time: 1 p.m.

Place: Hard Rock Stadium

Who is favored to win Bills vs. Steelers game

Tipico betting line: Bills -10

Over-under: 36

Money line: Bills minus-500 (bet $500 to win $100) and Steelers plus-400 (bet $100 to win $400).

Who is announcing the Bills vs. Steelers game

Play-by-play: Jim Nantz

Analyst: Tony Romo

Sideline reporter: Tracy Wolfson

How to watch Buffalo Bills vs Pittsburgh Steelers game on TV, streaming

Cable/Network TV: CBS. The game will be available locally via the following stations: WROC (Channel 8, Rochester), WIVB (Buffalo area), WTVH (Syracuse area), WKTV (Utica area), WENY (Elmira area), WRGB (Albany area), and WBNG (Binghamton area).

Online streaming services: You can watch games on and the NFL mobile app, and you can subscribe to NFL+, the league’s own streaming service, though you can’t cast the games to your TV - you must watch on your phone or tablet.

TV streaming: You can also stream games if you have subscriptions to Spectrum, DirecTV, fuboTV, Sling, Vidgo, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, and Paramount+.

On the radio: How to listen to the Bills vs Steelers game

You can listen on SiriusXM satellite radio on Sirius channel 81 and XM channel 226 (Bills feed) and Sirius channel 85 and XM channel 225 (Steelers feed), and on traditional radio, the Bills Radio Network has stations all across the state. Chris Brown has the play-by-play, Eric Wood is the analyst, and Sal Capaccio is the sideline reporter. The network includes:

  • Rochester (WCMF 96.5 and WROC 950 AM)

  • Buffalo (WGR550, 550 AM)

  • Syracuse (WTKW 99.5/WTKV 105.5)

  • Binghamton (WDRE 100.5FM)

  • Ithaca (WIII 99.9/100.3 FM)

  • Bath (WVIN 98.3 FM)

  • Newark (WACK 1420 AM)

  • Dansville (WDNY 93.9 FM)

  • Elmira (WNGZ 1490 AM)

  • Auburn (WAUB 98.1 FM/1590 AM)

  • Geneva (WGVA 95.9 FM, 1240 AM)

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